Welcome to Radio City
  Top » Catalog » Orion » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
osCMax v1.8 - Power e-commerce
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search

View All Items
Categories
-Choir Sheet
Amateur Radio Accessories
Amateur Radio Ding/Demo/Closeout
Antennas - Accessories
Antennas - HF
Antennas - Rotors
Antennas - VHF/UHF
Batteries
Binoculars
Books
Cable / Coax
Coax
D-STAR
Digital Meters
DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
FRS Family Radio Service
Sidewalk Sale
Weather Station
Yaesu System Fusion
Clearance RF Meters
Control / Data Cable
Microscopes
SUPER SAVINGS EVENT
Amateur Radio HF
Amateur Radio VHF/UHF
Amateur Radio-USED & Consignment
Speakers
Amateur Radio Mobile
Amateur Radio HT
Citizen Band
Receivers
Telescopes
Power Supplies
Cyber-Holiday SPECIALS
Spook-tacular Specials
Stocking Stuffer
Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Printable Catalog
Gift Voucher FAQ
Site Map
What's New? more
##TH-8600 Dual band mobile 25w
##TH-8600 Dual band mobile 25w
$99.00
Orion SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope #08964 $2,499.99
Orion SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope #08964

  • An enormous yet conveniently portable 14" aperture truss-tube Dobsonian telescope equipped with fully motorized GoTo object location and automatic tracking of over 42,000 celestial objects
  • Colossal 14" aperture reflector optics collect tons of light for wonderfully detailed views of deep space objects such as galaxies, star clusters, and cloudy nebulas, in addition to bright and detailed views of closer cosmic quarry including the Moon and planets
  • Orion-designed collapsible GoTo Dobsonian base AND rigid 8-pole truss reflector optical tube both break down into easily manageable components for transport in virtually any car
  • Closed-loop electronics forgive accidental bumps, nudges, and even manual repositioning without losing alignment of the GoTo system. Heavy-duty clutches allow independent adjustment of motion to desired level of resistance in both axes.
  • Innovative convex-back 356mm diameter parabolic primary mirror and newly engineered mirror cell weigh 10 lbs. less than our standard 14" reflector mirror and cell

This pleasantly portable, yet large-aperture Orion Dobsonian is equipped with GoTo motorization and closed-loop tracking, making it an ideal telescope for use in the backyard or at your favorite dark sky site. Not only does the Oron SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian feature exceptionally large 14" (356mm) diameter optics, but its Orion-designed collapsible GoTo Dobsonian base and truss tube make the XX14g conveniently portable, since you can break the entire telescope down into bite-size component pieces.

Imagine, a 14" diameter Dobsonian reflector with motorized GoTo object location and tracking, capable of being packed into a small car. The optical tube and base both separate into smaller components - without tools. Once broken down, everything fits easily into even a compact car, for the trip to your favorite dark-sky site. The rigid 8-pole truss tube of the XX14g virtually eliminates flexure observed in 6- and 3-pole collapsible tube designs. Stability of the assembled XX14g Dobsonian base is enhanced by its 1" thick composite wood base panels, which are laminated with water-resistant black melamine. GoTo and tracking motors are pre-installed on the base panels, making assembly nice and easy. Once the tube and base are assembled, the optical tube attaches to the base with a dovetail trunnion and locks securely in place with a single captive hand knob. Since all base and truss tube hardware is captive, you don't have to worry about leaving a screw behind after a long night of viewing in the field.

Truss Tube Dob Chart

The XX14g GoTo system automatically slews the telescope to any of the over 42,000 celestial objects you choose from the hand controller's intuitive menus, once a simple alignment process is completed. Altitude and azimuth motors automatically track the motion of the target object so it stays put in the eyepiece field of view for extended visual study. Forgiving of accidental bumps, the XX14g's GoTo system features closed-loop electronics allowing manual repositioning or slewing of the telescope tube without losing alignment. In fact, depending on your preference you can choose to operate the telescope in either GoTo or auto tracking modes. Redesigned heavy-duty clutches allow motion in both axes to be adjusted independently to desired level of resistance.

The 14" parabolic primary mirror doesn't just gobble up photons; it wolfs them down eagerly for your visual inspection. The XX14g features an innovative convex-back 356mm diameter primary mirror and a newly engineered mirror cell, which weighs 10 lbs. less than standard 14" mirror and cell combinations, yielding faster ambient temperature equilibration times so you get optimal visual results more quickly. The mirror cell accepts six specially designed threaded counterweights (included) to optimize balance.

The dual-speed abilities of the 2" Crayford focuser with its 11:1 fine-focus ratio allows you to dial in precise details of any celestial denizen. Both 2" and 1.25" telescope eyepieces can be used, thanks to the included 1.25" step-down adapter.

The XX14g includes both a 2" DeepView 28mm eyepiece for wide views and a 1.25" 12.5mm Plossl eyepiece with an illuminated reticle to help align the GoTo system precisely. Other stellar accessories include an EZ Finder II reflex sight, removable eyepiece rack, GoTo hand controller holder bracket, collimation cap, 12V DC power cable, and RS-232 cable for future firmware updates. A 12V power supply or AC-to-DC adapter (sold separately) is required for motorized operation.

In keeping with Orion's tradition of offering top-notch quality optics at affordable prices the XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dob is priced to please. Includes a FREE Starry Night Special Edition software CD-ROM and SkyTheater DVD - a $69.90 value! As with all Orion telescopes, our Customer Service and Technical Support teams are available to help with any questions you may have on our exciting new 14" GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian.

A specially designed Light Shroud is available (sold separately) for the Orion XX14g optical tube. A Light Shroud significantly enhances the viewing experience in a Truss Tube Dobsonian by blocking distracting peripheral light from entering the light path, optimizing contrast and brightness.

A custom Orion Padded Case Set (sold separately) is available for the XX14g Dobsonian optical tube. Each set of cases includes a padded case for the top tube section including a secondary mirror cover, a padded case for the bottom tube section, and a roll-up case to safely hold the truss-pole assemblies. An Orion Padded Case Set is the best way to preserve and protect your investment for years to come.

Dark skies await you, and with the Orion XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope, they're well within reach.

Assembled weight (including accessories): 158 lbs. Assembled optical tube, 61"L x 16.5"W, 65.5 lbs., including six counterweights, 1.25" eyepiece, and EZ Finder II. Bottom tube section, 21.5"L x 16.5"W, 48.8 lbs. with counterweights, 35.4 lbs. without; top tube section, 8.5"L x 16.5"W, 9.4 lbs. Truss pole assemblies (4), 33.5"L x 4.5"W x 1.75"H. Total weight of 4 truss pole assemblies and captive assembly knobs: 6.95 lbs. Set of six counterweights: 13.3 lbs. Assembled base, 30.5"W x 31.5"H, 94 lbs. Largest base component piece (top and bottom baseplates with motor housing): 53.5 lbs., 30.5"W x 6.75"H.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    356mm
  • Focal length
    1650mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.6
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Low thermal expansion glass
  • Eyepieces
    DeepView 28.0mm (2"),Plossl 12.5mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    59x, 132x
  • Resolving power
    0.33arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    47x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    712x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.5
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    80mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    23%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    5%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Enhanced Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Dobsonian
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Simple moon shots
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star Alignment
  • Number of objects in database
    42,000+
  • Bearing material
    AZ: Thrust needle bearings ALT: Ball bearings
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC (tip positive)
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Length of optical tube
    61.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    64.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    94.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    158.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    2" Dual-Speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter
  • Other features
    Closed loop servo drive GoTo system, Collapsible base for convenient transportation, Choose from auto tracking or GoTo mode
  • Warranty
    One year


Package includes :

XX14g reflector optical tube lower section
XX14g reflector optical tube upper section
Optical tube dust covers (one for each tube section)
DeepView 28mm eyepiece, 2"
Eyepiece extension adapter, 2"
Illuminated 12.5mm Plössl eyepiece, 1.25"
EZ Finder II reflex sight (with bracket)
Collimation cap
Eyepiece rack
2 Eyepiece rack wood screws (20mm long, color black)
Hex keys (2mm, 2.5mm)
Tube connecting knob
SynScan AZ GoTo Hand controller
Hand controller cable (coiled)
Azimuth motor connection cable
12V DC power cable
RS-232 computer interface cable
Hand controller bracket (with 2 mounting screws)
3 Counterweight mounting bolts (XX14g, XX16g)
Parabolic primary mirror (XX14g and XX16g, convex back) and support cell
Mirror support cell
3 Collimation knobs
3 Nylon washers (3/4" outer diameter)
3 Springs
4 Truss pole pair assemblies
GoTo Dobsonian Base with pre-installed motors
Carrying handles for base (x2)
Assembly hardware
6 Counterweights, 2.2 lbs. each
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software download card

Due to our dealer agreement with Orion, this item can not be shipped outside the USA.

Other images for this product:

No other images currently available

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 02 June, 2015.
Reviews
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Sign in
E-mail address:


Password:


(forgotten)


Create an Account
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Specials more
#MFJ-867  GIANT 144/220/440 MHZ SWR/WATTMETER, HANDLE 400W
#MFJ-867 GIANT 144/220/440 MHZ SWR/WATTMETER, HANDLE 400W
$159.95
$127.96
Reviews more
Write Review
Write a review on this product!
Currencies
Manufacturer Info
Orion
Orion Homepage
Other products
Copyright © 2005 osCDox, AABox Web Hosting
Powered by osCMax v2.0