Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit

Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
  • 114mm (4.5″) aperture and 900mm focal length Dobsonian telescope provides great views of lunar craters, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies
  • Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope – which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian
  • Included Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25″ eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope right out of the box
  • The included Beginning Stargazers Toolkit provides plentiful reference material for nighttime observing and a handy red LED light to see them clearly
  • An affordable and value-packed telescope and accessory kit perfect for beginning astronomers!

Our SkyQuest XT4.5 is a quality telescope, with point-and-view simplicity that makes it easy to use and makes stargazing fun! The optical performance is far and away better than flimsy department store models. Its 4.5″ (114mm) mirror, housed in an enameled steel tube, gathers 260% more starlight than a 60mm refractor. More light means you can see a lot more celestial objects in greater detail. In a review of low-cost beginner telescopes, Sky and Telescope (12/05) proclaimed the XT4.5 “The best of the bunch – a solid combination of optics and mechanics.” Try it and see for yourself! The SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit comes with extra accessories at a great value! The popular Shorty 2x Barlow doubles the magnification of any 1.25″ eyepiece for a power boost. The included Orion MoonMap 260 is a useful reference map of the Moon’s surface that will help the whole family learn the names and locations of more than 260 craters, mountains, valleys, “seas” and other interesting lunar features you can explore with your telescope. The detailed Orion Telescope Observer’s Guide book highlights over 60 celestial objects to observe in a telescope. Use the included Star Target planisphere to plan your observing sessions year-round! The RedBeam Mini LED light provides dark-friendly red light when you need it under starry skies.

Lowest Price: £259.19
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Dobsonian Moon Kit

Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Dobsonian Moon Kit
  • Compact and lightweight – a perfect Dobsonian reflector telescope for traveling or easy trips to the backyard at home
  • 4.5″ aperture and 900mm focal length provide clear views of lunar craters and plains on the Moon, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies
  • Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope – which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian
  • Includes two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal length Sirius Plossl), 6×26 correct-image finder scope, 1.25″ rack and pinion focuser, collimation cap, eyepiece rack and more!
  • Value-packed kit includes the complete telescope, an Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter, and an Orion MoonMap 260

With an Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope stargazing is easy and fun for the whole family. Its portable size, innovative design, and point-and-view simplicity make it an extremely user-friendly telescope for beginners and intermediate stargazers alike. The Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian’s Newtonian reflector tube assembly features a big 4.5″ (114mm) diameter light-gathering mirror housed in an enameled steel tube. The 4.5″ Classic Dobsonian is a great telescope for surveying the Moon’s many craters, valleys, and mountains. It’s relatively long focal length and f/8 focal ratio provides well-defined views of Jupiter’s cloud band “stripes” and nearby Galilean moons, not to mention Saturn and its awe-inspiring rings. This telescope is not limited to only view objects in our solar system. The SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian is a great telescope to use while star-hopping among the Milky Way’s diverse star clusters and nebulas. This special Moon Kit includes the complete Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope, a useful 1.25″ Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter, and a detailed Orion MoonMap 260. The versatile Moon Filter helps reduce the Moon’s bright glare which can significantly improve contrast of lunar features. The included Orion MoonMap 260 identifies over 260 of the most popular lunar surface features including craters, mountain ranges, valleys, rilles, “seas” and more.

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Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
  • Large Dobsonian reflector telescope with 8″ aperture allows you to see faint deep-sky objects such as nebulas and galaxies, in addition to fantastic views of the Moon and planets
  • Locating those faint deep-sky objects is simple with the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator – it includes more than 14,000 objects in its database, and points you right to each one
  • Select the object you wish to view from the IntelliScope database, then simply follow the directional arrows displayed on the hand controller by moving the telescope until the object is right in the eyepiece field of view – it’s easy!
  • The ultra-stable Dobsonian telescope base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for easy point-and-view use
  • A precise Crayford focuser allows use of larger format 2″ telescope eyepieces – the bright, wide-field view of the Andromeda galaxy in a low power 2″ eyepiece is jaw-dropping!

Orion’s SkyQuest XT8i Intelliscope Dobsonian Computerized Telescope combines powerful 203mm-diameter reflector optics with point-and-view simplicity in a nicely portable package. With the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator, the amateur stargazer can pinpoint the location of 14,000+ celestial wonders stored in the IntelliScope’s databank. It’s like having your own personal tour guide to the universe! The optical tube houses an 8″ (203mm) parabolic mirror and rides on our state-of-the-art Dobsonian base, equipped with springless CorrecTension friction control for smooth movement and always-perfect tube balance. One-year limited warranty.

Lowest Price: £652.79
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