|Brand and Model:||Orion SkyQuest XT10 Dobsonian|
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|Weight (lbs):||58 lbs.|
|Dimensions (w/h/d):||48" tube|
|Description:||If you've never probed the heavens with an instrument of this size before, then you ain't seen nothin' yet! Its 250mm-diameter parabolic mirror gulps in over 50% more light than an 8" scope. The sheer number of objects visible in this telescope is staggering, and its prodigious resolving power reveals intricate structure in nebulas and galaxies. Precision-figured from high-grade BK-7 glass, the diffraction-limited primary mirror has a focal length of 1255mm (f/5), offering excellent power while keeping the tube length to just 48". |
Aiming is wonderfully easy. You just slew and view. Teflon/Nylon bearing pads, 5" altitude hubs, and CorrecTension Friction Optimization combine to ensure silky smooth, controlled motion, and superior balance control.
Includes a 2" rack-and-pinion focuser which accepts both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, an 8x50 finder, two 1.25" Plossl eyepieces, moon filter, and eyepiece rack. One-year limited warranty.
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