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ARRL Antenna Book (22nd Softcover Edition)  #6801
ARRL Antenna Book (22nd Softcover Edition) #6801
$49.95
Orion® SkyQuest™ XT6 Classic Dobsonian #8944
[17917]
$299.99
Orion® SkyQuest™ XT6 Classic Dobsonian #8944

Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian
  • Classic entry-level scope at an amazing price
  • Crisp images from the craters of the moon to the edge of the galaxy
  • Big-aperture optics + point-and-view ease of use = out-of-this-world value
  • When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, you'll be able to see it all
  • One-year limited warranty

Ample light grasp...Check. Portable...Check. Stable mount...Check. Quick setup and take-down...Check. Easy to operate...Check. Affordable...Check.

As you run through the checklist of attributes you've heard are important in a good beginner's telescope, you realize that the classic SkyQuest XT6 meets all the criteria - in spades. Astronomy magazine called it "an excellent entry-level telescope for an adult."

It's a telescope that opens up limitless observing possibilities. With its big 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror the XT6 collects nearly 80% more light than a 4.5" reflector, rendering brighter images and greater detail in deep-sky nebulas and star clusters. And the 1200mm focal length gives the scope ample power to zoom in on subtle planetary and lunar features.

The 45"-long enameled-steel optical tube glides wtih silky smoothness on the cabinet-quality Dobsonian wood base. You just point the scope and view! Orion-engineered CorrecTension springs keep the tube balanced to perfection and allow the whole unit to be carried together by the handle on the base.

The XT6 is outfitted with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and 25mm Sirius Plössl eyepieces. The mirror is center-marked for precise collimation. The SkyQuest XT6...Check it out, today! One-year limited warranty.

Product Specifications:

Use Astronomy
User level Level 1
Optical design Reflector
Optical diameter 150mm
Focal length 1200mm
Focal ratio 8.0
Optics type Parabolic
Glass material Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces included Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 48x
Resolving power 0.77arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification 30x
Highest useful magnification 300x
Limiting stellar magnitude 13.5
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope EZ Finder II
Focuser 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Secondary mirror obstruction 1.36 in.
Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter 23%
Secondary mirror obstruction by area 5%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount style Dobsonian
Astro-imaging capability Simple moon shots
Computerized compatibility Not compatible
Bearing material Teflon and UHMW bearings
Tube material Steel
Tripod material Wood
Length of optical tube 45.5 in.
Weight, optical tube 13.5 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod 20.9 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled 34.4 lbs.
Other features CorrecTension system
Warranty One year

Included Items:

6" Aperture Optical Tube Assembly
25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
EZ Finder II reflex sight
Collimation cap
Dust cap
Spring coils
Pull loops
Nylon spacers
1/4" washers
Phillips-head screws
Screws with round knob attached
Left panel
Right panel
Front brace
Top base plate
Ground base plate
Base assembly screws
Hex key
Plastic feet
Feet attachment wood screws
Self-adhesive rubber bumper
Large hex-head bolt
3/8" washers
3/8" lock nut
Nylon spacer
T-nut
Handle
Socket-head cap screws
5/16" washers
5/16" nuts
Hex key
Starry Night special edition software

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 August, 2008.
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