Orion's classic XT8 isn't just great bang for the buck, it's a veritable explosion of telescope value. It combines powerful parabolic optics with the ultimate in mechanical stability.
The SkyQuest™ XT8 features an 8" parabolic primary mirror that will tease out detail in nebulas, resolve stars in globular clusters, and reveal subtle structure in galaxies.
The enameled steel optical tube sports a 2" aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser that accepts both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces. The tube moves effortlessly on Teflon/UHMW bearings for point-and-view simplicity.
Comes complete with navigation knob, EZ Finder II, one 1.25" Sirius™ Plössl eyepiece, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, and hard dust cap.
- Aperture: 203mm (8")
- Focal Length: 1200mm
- Focal Ratio: f/5.9
- Eyepieces: 25mm (48x)
- Finderscope: EZ Finder II reflex sight
- Focuser: 2" Rack-and-pinion
- Weight (assembled): 41 lbs. 10 oz.
- Tube Length: 44.5 in.