- Fully motorized GoTo Dobsonian reflector telescope locates, centers, and automatically tracks any of over 42,000 celestial objects with pushbutton ease!
- Big 10″ aperture reflector optics gathers plenty of light for pleasing views of galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters as well as bright close-up study of the planets and Moon
- Computerized GoTo motors, encoders, and gears come pre-installed on the Dobsonian base for easy assembly
- Requires 12V power supply (sold seperately) for motorized operation
- Includes 2″ dual-speed (11:1) Crayford focuser, 28mm 2″ DeepView eyepiece, 12.5mm 1.25″ illuminated crosshair Plossl eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, and Starry Night software
Orion Dobsonians have always been known for superb optical and mechanical quality, wonderful ease of use, and remarkably affordable prices. One other thing they – and almost all other Dobs on the market – have had in common: you pushed the telescope to your observing target by hand. Until now. Orion is pleased to herald another giant leap in Dobsonian evolution with the introduction of the SkyQuest XTg series of fully motor driven GoTo Dobsonians. Now, pointing a Dob to even the most elusive of NGC curiosities is as easy as pushing a button or two on the XTg Dobsonians’ illuminated hand controller. High-torque servo motors guided by two pairs of high-resolution encoders then slew the telescope right to your object of interest – any of over 42,000 objects in the GoTo controller’s database. No more nudging the telescope tube continuously to keep the object from drifting out of the field of view, either. The XTg automatically tracks the object’s motion, keeping it centered in the eyepiece while you savor the view. What’s more, the closed-loop electronics of the XTg let you move the telescope manually – or endure the accidental bump – without losing orientation for accurate, automated GoTo pointing!