Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScopeLocate more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects with pushbutton ease with optional controller203mm aperture and 1200mm focal length allow you to reach deep into space for jaw-dropping viewsIncludes new 2" Crayford focuser, two eyepieces, finder scope, FREE Starry Night astronomy softwareThe ultra-stable Dobsonian base keeps the tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of useOne-year limited warranty
Building on the Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope's legacy of award-winning design and performance, we've enhanced the world's best-selling 8" Dobsonian telescope with new technology that will change the way you view the heavens. And it's now upgraded with a 2" Crayford-style focuser for smoother, more accurate performance.
The SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope gives you speedy, push-button access to more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects on the optional IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator. Looking for the Whirlpool Galaxy? Press the button labeled "Messier" select M51 whoosh! Wow! In seconds, there it is in the telescope eyepiece. Never been able to find that edge-on galaxy, NGC 891? Tap the "NGC" button, select 891 Whoosh! You're there. It's that easy to locate object after object, so many more in an evening than you could ever find before.
The Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope is the most advanced 8" Dobsonian telescope available. Its 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror serves up jaw-dropping images of the planets, nebulas clusters, and galaxies. The enameled steel tube boasts a "navigation knob" for easy slewing, a right-angle finder scope and now a Crayford-style focuser that accepts 2" and 1.25" telescope eyepieces. The focuser provides silky-smooth, backlash-free motion that eliminates image shift, making it easier to achieve the sharpest possible focus.
The tube rides on a streamlined, ultra-stable Dobsonian Telescope base, moving smoothly on Teflon and UHMW polyethylene bearing pads. The CorrecTension system keeps the tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use.
Find out how much fun big-aperture stargazing can be with the Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope. One-year limited warranty.Included Items:Optical tube assembly25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapterIntelliScope object locator hand controller9x50 finder scopeFinder scope bracket with O-ringCollimation capEyepiece rackDust capEyepiece rack mounting wood screwsTensioning/Retaining knobsTensioning knob nylon washerTensioning knob metal washerNylon retaining knob spacerHandleHandle mounting hex-head screwsHandle mounting screw washersCrescent wrenchAzimuth encoder boardEncoder connector boardEncoder diskLeft panelRight panelFront braceTop base plateGround base plateBase assembly wood screwsHex keyPlastic feetFeet attachment wood screwsEncoder board mounting wood screwsBrass bushingAzimuth axis hex-head screwFender washersHex lock nutAltitude bearing cylindersAltitude bearing cylinder screwsVertical stop knobFlat washersAltitude encoder assemblyCoil cableAltitude encoder cable (53")Azimuth encoder cable (24")Wire retaining clipsHook-and-loop stripsPlastic bumperWood screwsNylon washers9V batteryStarry Night special edition software