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Orion SkyQuest XT10g - Computerized GoTo Dobsonian

Orionskyquestxt10g

Keywords: Advanced Dobsonian Reflector

Description

Due back in 12 days on April 30, 2019 (Tuesday).

The SkyQuest XT10g features GoTo pointing convenience. It features a 254mm (10") aperture, 1200mm focal-length parabolic mirror (f/4.7) made from low-thermal-expansion optical glass. Enhanced reflectivity (94%) aluminum mirror coatings yield bright, high-definition images. The 10" primary mirror is center-marked to make precise alignment of the optics (collimation) easier to achieve. The reflector telescope's open mirror cell design facilitates efficient cooling of the mirror to ambient temperature.

The XT10g telescope optical tube drops into the Dobsonian base on a dovetail trunnion and locks in place with a single hand knob. A simple two-star alignment is all it takes to orient the telescope to the sky for GoTo operation. Then let the fun begin! When you're ready to call it a night, just loosen the knob and lift the tube off the base for easy transport or storage. Handles on the Dobsonian base's front and side panels make it easy to lift and carry, whether you're going from car to field, or from house to backyard.

The Orion SkyQuest XT10g GoTo Dobsonian also includes an EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack for one 2" and three 1.25" eyepieces, hand controller bracket, and a quick collimation cap.

Details

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
     
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
     
  • Advanced
     
  • Reflector
     
  • 254mm
     
  • 1200mm
     
  • f/4.7
     
  • Parabolic
     
  • Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
     
  • Eyepieces
    DeepView 28.0mm (2"),12.5mm (1.25")
     
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    43x, 96x
     
  • 0.46arc*sec
     
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    508x
     
  • Diffraction limited
     
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
     
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Crayford
     
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    63mm
     
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    25%
     
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    6%
     
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
     
  • Mount type
    Dobsonian
     
  • Simple moon shots
     
  • Clock drive included
     
  • Go-To included
     
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star Alignment, Brightest Star
     
  • Number of objects in database
    42,000+
     
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
     
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
     
  • Bearing material
    AZ: Thrust needle bearings ALT: Ball bearings
     
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
     
  • RS-232, Aux
     
  • Tube material
    Steel
     
  • Tripod material
    Wood
     
  • Length of optical tube
    47.8 in.
     
  • Weight, optical tube
    29.4 lbs.
     
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    38.5 lbs.
     
  • Weight, fully assembled
    67.9 lbs.
     
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap, Eyepiece rack
     
  • Other features
    Full Go-To Control

 

 

The descriprion and the photo are obtained from the Orion website.  More information about this telescope can be found here here.
 
Note: This is a heavy and bulky telescope.  It may require 2 people to lift it and a bigger vehicle to transport it.

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