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This item: Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
|Price||$ 259.99||$ 199.99||$ 418.32||$ 299.99|
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|Sold By||Orion Telescopes & Binoculars||Orion Telescopes & Binoculars||Amazon.com||Orion Telescopes & Binoculars|
|Viewfinder||6x26 Correct-image||EZ Finder II||N/A||6x26 Correct-image|
|Magnification Minimum||17 multiplier x||16||29.00 multiplier x||17.00 multiplier x|
|Aperture Modes||100-150mm||100-150mm||Over 200mm||100mm-150mm|
|Lens Coating Description||Aluminum;Silicon Dioxide||Lens coating||Aluminum;Silicon Dioxide||Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide|
Your money buys you a lot in this case. Included are a good-quality 4.5" f/8 primary mirror, two eyepieces, a finder, and a CD-ROM with a stripped-down version of The Sky, a software guide to the sky. The scope comes in two cartons. One contains the optical tube, and the other is a flat-packed box containing the base, which you assemble yourself. Orion includes all the hardware and tools you need, and the instructions are well written. Allocate about 30 minutes to assemble and align everything.
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the XT4.5's features
Under the stars, the XT4.5 exhibits excellent performance. Once properly collimated (aligned), the optics give clear, sharp, contrasty views. I’ve spent enjoyable nights using these telescopes, both as a teaching tool and by myself. Jupiter’s cloud band and four moons are no problem to see, nor are Saturn’s rings. The Orion Nebula is a glowing fan of green gas, with a quartet of tiny stars at its core. Under dark skies (and with some diligence) the XT4.5 can even pull in some of the fainter deep sky objects, like the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster.
Despite the fact that I have a garage full of expensive telescopes, I never feel compromised with any of Orion’s XT scopes. As recently as a few years ago, the old adage regarding telescopes was that you must spend at least $300 to avoid buying junk. While this is still mostly true, Orion’s little XT4.5 breaks the price barrier in a big way. As long as you can deal with the short eyepiece height, it’s a great starter scope.
Sofar I can only see moon"s craters but not able to catch jupiter or satirn eventhough very good weather condition and country side. I may need x2 Barlow lens.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
getting great use out of this telescope. my only complaint is that i was sent a refurbished product and not a new one as i had thought. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Greg dingley
I bought this telescope and checked out the sun.. It burned my eyeballs out of their sockets, but it was worth it!Published 6 months ago by Aaron Nelson
A friend was moving and as he barely used this telescope, he traded it to me for a very small portable scope which I felt would better fit his very beginner status and was much... Read morePublished 7 months ago by bbdd
Easy assembly will have you gazing at the stars in no time. The moon will take your breath away the 1st time you see it through a telescope. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ryan H.
We are pleased with our purchase. You can see the rings of Saturn, the moon in great detail, just make out the stripes on Jupiter. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Terri
Very portable and easy to use. Set up was quick and relatively easy. Great starter or travel scope. Get viewing!Published 12 months ago by Will reeser
I purchased this item because my 6 year old daughter asked for a telescope for christmas. After doing some research I settled on this because it was rated as the best in its class... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Aquarius4