Orion Intelliscope XT8i 200mm (8") Dobsonian Telescope w/ Object Locator

Orion Intelliscope XT8i 200mm (8") Dobsonian Telescope w/ Object Locator

27183
$1,130.00
Due to high demand and global product shortages due to the pandemic, please call for availability.

Dobsonian telescopes pack a light-gathering punch, and are quite affordable, but they don't help you locate objects. Sure, you could hire an astronomer to point to everything in the sky, or you could use the Orion Intelliscope with Object Locator.

The Intelliscope Dobsonian series make navigating the night sky a breeze. Encoders on both axes combine with the object locator computer to provide an easy-to-read digital read-out that shows you where you're pointing, and a countdown to the object you're trying to locate. It extends the simplicity of the Dobsonian's "point and shoot" design, while not doing everything for you like goto telescopes often do.

According to Canadian astronomy guru Terence Dickinson, the Dobsonian telescope is the closest thing to the ideal beginner's telescope (Nightwatch, 4th edition, page 69). This is due to the outstanding amount of light gathering and simplicity versus the cost.

Features

  • Computerized Object Locator helps you easily navigate the sky
  • Parabolic primary mirror to focus all light rays to a common focal point
  • Sturdy Dobsonian base
  • Includes "The Beginners Guide to Using Telescopes" written by our knowledgeable staff.

Specifications

  • Aperture: 200mm (8")
  • Focal Length: 1200mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Mirror Type: Parabolic
  • Focuser: 2" cast aluminum, single speed crayford, with lock screw
  • Eyepieces: 25mm (48x) and 10mm (120x) Plossls
  • Barlow lens: Available (sold separately)
  • Finderscope: 9x50 correct-image w/ crosshair
  • Mount Type: Dobsonian Altazimuth
  • Tracking Motor: Not Available
  • Polar Finder: Not Available
  • Camera Capable:
    • USB imagers
    • All-in-one cameras via universal digital camera adapter
    • DSLR/SLR (requires T2 ring and 2x Barlow lens)
    • Above cameras and adapters sold separately
    • Because this instrument has no motor drives for tracking, only short exposure photography is possible
  • Height of Eyepiece: 117cm (46") (pointed to Zenith)
  • Total Weight: 19kg (41.6lbs)
  • Color: Brown with metal flake tube and base
  • One year warranty

Object Locator Specifications

  • 14,000 object database
  • Two-star alignment
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Backlit keypad
  • Encoder Design: Magnetic
  • Powered by 1x 9v Battery (included)
  • RS-232 port