Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector TelescopeGoTo computerized control automatically locates targets from a 42,900 object databaseBig 203mm parabolic mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) are ideal for viewing deep-space objectsSkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod for excellent stability and smooth controlSkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod for excellent stability and smooth controlNow includes upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuserA popular classic is now easier to use than ever before. The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope with the computerized GoTo system, pushing a button or two is all it takes to swing the optical system automatically to any one of 42,900 celestial wonders. Dual internal stepper motors slew the telescope at up to 3.4° per second right to your target, placing it directly in the eyepiece's field of view. Using the intuitive menus on the hand controller, you will see more incredible celestial sights than you ever dreamed possible. The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month! A simple two-star or three-star initial alignment is all that's needed to begin easy, accurate GoTo operation!
The Orion SkyView Pro 8 Reflector has long been admired for outstanding optics and a rock-solid mount. The telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which gives you a whopping 73% more light grasp than a 6" scope. And more light means brighter, sharper images. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this telescope! And for the moon and planets, the SkyView Pro 8's 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) gives you the ability to resolve fine detail at high power.
Other features include an upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" adapter and focus lock knob, an 8x40 finder scope, and two Sirius Plössl telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm). It even has a center mark on the primary mirror for easy collimation! The stalwart SkyView Pro equatorial mount and steel tube tripod provide a stable platform that's so smooth you'll think the telescope is floating on air.
The GoTo system consists of a computerized hand controller and two stepper motors that attach to the SkyView Pro telescope mount. With intuitive menus and easy-to-use pushbutton controls, the GoTo system allows you to locate and track any computerized object in its database of 13,400+ objects including the entire Messier and NGC catalogs. You can use the GoTo controller to take a guided tour of the night sky or to pinpoint celestial highlights for the month. The GoTo system requires an external 12-volt power source, such as the Orion Dynamo Pro 12 Rechargeable Power Station (02302).
Included Items:Optical tube assembly25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapterTripodEquatorial mountComputerized hand controller8x40 finder scopeFinder scope bracket with O-ringCollimation capCamera adapterTube ringsTube ring mounting plateCounterweightsCounterweight shaftTripod accessory traySlow-motion control knobsDust capR.A. axis rear coverDeclination GoTo motor assemblyR.A. GoTo motor assembly12V DC power cableComputer interface cable (RS-232)Brass gears with 2mm socket-head set screwsMotor control boxMotor control box bracketGoTo hand controller cableGoTo hand controller bracketMotor Cable (13")Motor Cable (27")Hand controller-to-PC cable (5')Declination motor coverRight ascension motor coverRight ascension motor attachment screwDeclination motor attachment screwPhillips screw (10mm)Phillips screws (8mm)flat washerslock washer4mm hex key2mm hex keyPhillips-head screwdriverStarry Night special edition software