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Orion Telescopes
Orion Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Bundle
$749.99
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  • Limited Edition XT8 Classic Dobsonian features a gorgeous, ruby red metallic enamel finish and an upgraded accessory package - a great value
  • Includes a 2" 25mm WA 70-degree eyepiece, a 10mm Plossl eyepiece, and a 2x Barlow lens in addition to a DeepMap 600, MoonMap 260, and smartphone photo adapter
  • The 8" parabolic mirror optics let you view the Moon and planets in stunning detail, and deliver high-res views of faint nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters
  • Features a precision 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter, allowing use of 1.25" eyepieces or optional 2" eyepieces
  • Stable Dobsonian base provides vibration-free images even when viewing at a high powers, and features smooth motions to make manual tracking of celestial objects a breeze


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Item #  08967b

Explore starry skies with our Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian! This special version of our best-selling 8" Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope is not only a gorgeous ruby-red color, it's also outfitted with awesome accessories to enhance your viewing experience.

An included 2" 25mm Wide-Angle 70-degree eyepiece lets you enjoy expansive celestial views at 49x power through the telescope. Need more power? Pop in the 1.25" 10mm Plossl eyepiece for 122x magnification. Both eyepieces are threaded to accept Orion 2" (for the 2" 25mm WA) or 1.25" (for the 1.25" 10mm Plossl) filters. The Limited Edition XT8 also comes with a 2x Barlow lens, which doubles the power of any 1.25" eyepiece it's used with.

The Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 features a single-speed 2" Crayford focuser that accepts both 1.25" and 2" accessories. Focus adjustments are smooth, accurate, and virtually free of backlash and flexure. An included red dot reflex sight allows you to easily and accurately aim the telescope.

Classic Dobsonian Comparison Chart

The Dobsonian base provides a simple and stable low-profile altazimuth platform for the 8" aperture reflector optical tube. The tube attaches securely to the base by virtue of Orion's CorrecTension Friction Optimization system, which utilizes heavy-duty springs to securely couple the tube to the base, and to keep the telescope in constant balance to avoid drifting during observations. Even with large 2" eyepieces and accessories installed, the XT8 Dobsonian telescope optical tube will remain balanced throughout your viewing sessions. You just grasp the telescope tube and move it up or down, left or right to point it, then view — it's that simple to maneuver.

And by unhooking the two CorrecTension springs from the base, the 45.5"-long XT8 optical tube can be separated from the base for easy transport and storage.

In addition to the accessories mentioned already, the Limited Edition XT8 comes with Orion's MoonMap 260, the popular DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter for taking pictures through the telescope with your phone.

A great telescope with the optical oomph to please serious beginners and veteran skygazers alike, the Orion Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian reflector will provide years of astronomical adventure for you and your whole family. Order now before this limited edition Dobsonian reflector telescope sells out!

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    205mm
  • Focal length
    1219mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.9
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 10.0mm (1.25"),Premium Wide-Angle 25.0mm (2")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    122x, 49x
  • Resolving power
    0.56arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    410x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.3
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    2" Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    46mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    23%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    5%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Dobsonian
  • Bearing material
    PTFE and UHMW bearings
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Length of optical tube
    45.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    20.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    18.7 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    41.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    2x Barlow lens, 1.25", DeepMap 600 folding star chart, MoonMap 260, Smartphone photo adapter
  • Other features
    CorrecTension system, 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter, Carrying handle on base
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Focuser height at zenith
    44 in.

Optical tube
25mm WA eyepiece, 2"
10mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
2x Barlow lens, 1.25"
Base boards and assembly hardware
Base carry handle
Reflex sight
Dust cover
Smartphone photo adapter
MoonMap 260
DeepMap 600

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $40.00
3 Day Delivery: $194.00
2 Day Delivery: $194.00
Next Day Delivery: $240.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states and US territories/protectorates address. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses . Delivery is available to Canada.

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