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Orion SkyQuest XT10g - Computerized GoTo Dobsonian

Orionskyquestxt10g

Keywords: Advanced Dobsonian Reflector

Description

Currently there are 2 requests to borrow this.

The SkyQuest XT10g features GoTo pointing. It features a 254mm (10") aperture, 1200mm focal-length parabolic mirror (f/4.7).

Assembly is straightforward, but please note: This is a heavy and bulky telescope. The base is large and weighs nearly 40 lbs. The optical tube weighs 30 lbs and is about 12 inches in diameter by 48 inches long. It may require 2 people to lift it and a bigger vehicle to transport it. Handles on the Dobsonian base's front and side panels help to lift and carry the heavy base. Assembly is done by lifting the 30 lb. XT10g telescope optical tube into the Dobsonian base and locking it in place with a hand knob. A two-star alignment must be done to orient the telescope to the sky for GoTo operation. 

Our Orion SkyQuest XT10g GoTo Dobsonian Loaner Package includes an EZ Finder II reflex sight, three high quality eyepieces, and several useful accessories. The 10" primary mirror is center-marked to make precise alignment of the optics (collimation) easier to achieve (a quick collimation cap. is provided in the loaner package). 

Details

  • Best for viewing
    Deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Simple moon shots
  • Advanced
  • Newtonian Reflector (254mm Aperture f/4.7)
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  • Eyepieces DeepView 28.0 mm (43x), 13 mm Stratus wide angel (92x), 8 mm Stratus wide angel (150x)

  • Focuser 2" dual-speed Crayford
    Secondary mirror 63mm
    Secondary obstruction by diameter 25%
    Mount Type Go-To Dobsonian (DC Servo motors with encoders}


    Power requirement 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
    Optical tube length 47.8 in. Optical tubeWeight 29.4 lbs. Mount weight 38.5 lbs.
The photo is 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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Requests to Borrow

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