Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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  • The SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian brings a "new level of joy to simple observing" as Astronomy magazine raved, thanks to its synthesis of big aperture optics and uncomplicated operation. It's jumbo, 10" (254mm) diameter parabolic primary mirror gathers a ton of light from the night sky, so you can see more objects than you would with an 8" or smaller telescope. What's more, the XT10 Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope's big mirror yields exceptionally bright views with high contrast.

    The XT10 Classic is refreshingly easy to use thanks to its simple, "point-and-view" Dobsonian design. Instead of a more complex tripod and mount foundation, which can be a nuisance to setup and balance, the SkyQuest XT10 reflector optical tube is supported by a sturdy wooden base. This base is what makes the XT10 Classic telescope a Dobsonian reflector by name, as the first such design was made by ingenious "sidewalk astronomer" John Dobson. Just set the XT10 Classic Dobsonian base down where you want to observe, bring out the reflector optical tube, and securely couple the tube to the base using the CorrecTension springs. That's it! You're ready to take the family on inspiring and educational celestial adventures exploring the planets, Moon, and a myriad of deep-sky treasures such as nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies.

    The Orion XT10 Classic Dobsonian can give you deep-space thrills without deep-pocket frills. We've kept our 10" Classic Dobsonian lean and mean to keep its price low for tight budgets. But rest assured; the XT10 Classic Dobsonian reflector comes fully equipped for adventure right out of the box, whether you're a beginning stargazer or are graduating to a larger, more capable telescope.

    Orion CorrecTension springs make setup easy and keep the telescope balanced
    The Dobsonian base supports the 10" reflector optical tube handily, and Orion CorrecTension springs help keep the tube in perfect balance while also providing secure attachment to the base. Non-stick PTFE and UHMW bearings provide buttery smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes, as you move the telescope from object to object. A convenient carrying handle on the base makes transport to your favorite observing site nice and easy

    Dial-in celestial details with the smooth and accurate 2" Crayford focuser
    The SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian features a 2" Crayford focuser with a removable step-down adapter so you can use both 1.25" and 2" telescope eyepieces. The Crayford mechanism ensures all focus adjustments are smooth, accurate, and virtually free of backlash and flexure, even with heavier 2" accessories installed, so you can achieve precise focus easily. You'll be amazed by the precise focus control as you explore the night sky.

    The included Orion EZ Finder II red-dot sight makes it easy to aim the telescope
    Following a simple alignment procedure, you can use the EZ Finder II sight to accurately aim the SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian telescope at objects in the sky like the Moon and bright planets. Once aligned with the telescope, just turn on the EZ Finder II and peer through the sight's small circular viewing window so you see the red dot, and move the telescope until the red dot is on the object you want to see. Look in the telescope eyepiece, and the object will be there!

    Explore the night sky with the included 25mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece.
    The included 1.25" Orion 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece provides a 48-power view when used with the SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian. Offering a wide 52° apparent field of view, the 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece yields extremely sharp, high-contrast images that will impress night after night. You can expand your magnification options by purchasing additional 1.25" or larger 2" wide-angle eyepieces of different focal lengths. (Additional eyepieces sold separately.)

    Learn about the night sky with the included Starry Night Special Edition software
    Explore starry skies anytime - even when it's cloudy! The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian telescope includes a FREE digital download insert for a Special Edition of Starry Night astronomy software. With realistic sky simulations and a many useful features including telescope control, the user-friendly Starry Night Special Edition software will help you plan your observations and understand what you see. Requires PC running Windows 7, 8 or 10. Requires Macintosh running OS X 10.4 or higher.

    The big SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dob also includes a quick collimation cap for easy mirror alignment, and dust caps for the reflector telescope tube and focuser. Enjoy fantastic views with the Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope - and fantastic savings too!

    Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

    Warranty
    Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Orion Telescope & Binoculars at 800-676-1343.

    Warning
    Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

    Shipping
    Unfortunately, at this time, this product can NOT be shipped to the state of CALIFORNIA.
    Shipping for this product is processed by the manufacturer, please allow 2-3 business days for them the receive the order in addition to the standard shipping time (5-7 business days) for a total estimated processing & shipping time of 7 - 10 business days.


    INCLUDED:
    - Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly
    - 25mm Orion Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
    - EZ Finder II reflex sight
    - Collimation cap
    - Dust cap
    - 2" Crayford-style focuser
    - 2" - 1.25" telescope eyepiece adapter
    - Spring coils
    - Pull loops
    - Nylon spacers
    - 1/4" washers
    - Phillips-head screws
    - Screws with round knob attached
    - Left panel
    - Right panel
    - Front brace
    - Top base plate
    - Ground base plate
    - Base assembly screws
    - Hex key
    - Plastic feet
    - Feet attachment wood screws
    - Self-adhesive rubber bumper
    - Large hex-head bolt
    - 3/8" washers
    - 3/8" lock nut
    - Nylon spacer
    - T-nut
    - Handle
    - Socket-head cap screws
    - 5/16" washers
    - 5/16" nuts
    - Hex key
    - Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software download insert


    Orion Telescope & Binoculars
    Product # 08946

      • Best for viewing
        Fainter deep sky
      • Best for imaging
        Lunar & planetary
      • User level 
        Intermediate
      • Optical design 
        Reflector
      • Optical diameter 
        254mm
      • Focal length 
        1200mm
      • Focal ratio 
        f/4.7
      • Optics type 
        Parabolic
      • Glass material 
        Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
      • Eyepieces
        Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
      • Magnification with included eyepieces
        48x
      • Resolving power 
        0.46arc*sec
      • Lowest useful magnification 
        36x
      • Highest useful magnification 
        300x
      • Highest theoretical magnification
        508x
      • Limiting stellar magnitude 
        14.7
      • Optical quality 
        Diffraction limited
      • Finder scope
        EZ Finder II
      • Focuser
        2" 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
      • Astro-imaging capability 
        Simple moon shots
      • Computerized compatibility 
        Not compatible
      • Bearing material
        PTFE and UHMW bearings
      • Tube material
        Steel
      • Tripod material
        Wood
      • Length of optical tube
        47.8 in.
      • Weight, optical tube
        30.8 lbs.
      • Weight, mount/tripod
        22.6 lbs.
      • Weight, fully assembled
        53.4 lbs.
      • Other features
        CorrecTension system, 2" Focuser, 1.25" eyepiece adapter
      • Warranty 
        One year

  • Unfortunately, at this time, this product can NOT be shipped to the state of CALIFORNIA.

    Shipping for this product is processed by the manufacturer, please allow 2-3 business days for them the receive the order in addition to the standard shipping time (5-7 business days) for a total estimated processing & shipping time of 7 - 10 business days.


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