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Orion 8946 SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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Brand Orion
Eye Piece Lens Description Plossl
Objective Lens Diameter 254 Millimeters
Telescope Mount Description Altazimuth Mount
Package Dimensions 52 x 25.5 x 23.7 inches; 53.4 Pounds
Lens Coating Description Aluminum;Silicon Dioxide

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  • The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian is a big 10" aperture reflector telescope with a small price tag
  • Gobbles up light for great views of deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, star clusters, and close-up views of more nearby targets like the Moon and planets
  • Simple point-and-view Dobsonian design reflector telescope is easy and fun to use for the whole family
  • Stable Dobsonian telescope base and Orion CorrecTension friction optimization system keeps reflector optical tube perfectly balanced in any position
  • Includes precise 2" Crayford focuser, 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, dust caps, and Starry Night software

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Aperture Modes Over 200mm 100-150mm 100-150mm 100mm-150mm 150mm-200mm
Item Weight 53.40 lbs 24.20 lbs 28.00 lbs 20.70 lbs
Magnification Minimum 36.00x 19 18x 16.00x 21.00x

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The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian is a big 10" aperture reflector telescope with a small price tag. Gobbles up light for great views of deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, star clusters,. Simple "point-and-view" Dobsonian design reflector telescope is easy and fun to use for the whole family. Stable Dobsonian telescope base and Orion CorrecTension friction optimization system. Includes precise 2" Crayford focuser, 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece,. EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, dust caps, and Starry Night software. It keeps reflector optical tube perfectly balanced in any position. And close-up views of more nearby targets like the Moon and planets

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Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Noobs
By M. Hockey on May 28, 2017
My review if after 1 day (& 1 night). The XT10 is our families 1st telescope.

Overview: We love it. It is an amazing telescope but large (5 feet tall) & we are very impressed with the results. I’m adding some tips to my review to help (and save people time) as I had to do a lot of pre-reading, which could have been explained much easier for real beginners.

I went for a 10 inch which was above my initial but I didn’t want to upgrade to a bigger one later. I feel now 10 inches is perfect for most beginners who never want to go super crazy or professional but who wants the performance to be of high quality.

Build: It was easy to put together. The base had 12 screws and is not dissimilar to iKea furniture. After the 1st night I did make one personal modification. I went to the hardware store and purchased $12 worth of caster wheels with breaks on them. The base comes with stoppers in the box but I wanted to be able to move the scope quicker around the patio rather than picking it up each time.

Calibration: The telescope comes with a red dot finder. You point the red dot at something then look down the telescope. To calibrate you need to find something (in daylight) you can see. I used a telephone pole ¼ mile away. The red dot will be close but not accurate on install. I positioned the telephone pole with the top directly in the middle of the scope. I then adjusted the red dot so that it was also on the top of the pole. That’s it.

Beginners: I used my phone with the SkyMap app installed to find the approximate position of Jupiter. I then pointed the EZ Finder red dot at the star Jupiter was vaguely near on SkyMap. When I looked down the scope Jupiter was in view but needed only small adjustments to move to the center. No matter how obvious it is, you will still be surprised how fast the planet moves in only a minute.

The 25mm eyepiece that comes in the box is a good starter eyepiece. Zoom in too much or not enough and Jupiter was just a white blur (or you could see the mirror of the reflector). With 25mm you can make out Jupiter’s lines and was about 5mm wide. We were very happy with the results. Remember this isn’t the Hubble telescope. I couldn't photo as I didn't have the parts for my camera (see below).

Accessories: Now that I have had our 1st night, I have decided to add some accessories. I have purchased 1 additional Eyepiece plus some extras to take photos.

With Eyepieces, I thought a 40mm was what I needed but was told you go smaller for better magnification (or power). I have opted for a 6mm to add to the 25mm I have.

I also purchased for my camera a T adapter with Barlow lens, Canon DSLR T-ring & Neewer camera remote control to take some photos.

Hopefully if you are considering making a purchase this will help you decide and more importantly quickly set it up and get results.
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Dr D. Kilburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Also with the easy to use Dobsonian mount
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 20, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Also with the easy to use Dobsonian mount
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 20, 2018
Magnificent 10" reflector with a huge 1200mm focal length, allowing for in particular high magnification views of the moon/planets and deep field. Also with the easy to use Dobsonian mount.

The additional 5 Sirius Plossl eyepieces (plus the 25mm EP with the scope) yield the following magnifications:
40mm, 25mm, 17mm, 10mm, 7.5mm, and 6.3mm

EP FL(mm) Mag(x) Barlow (x2)
40 30 60
25 48 96
17 71 142
10 120 240
7.5 160 320
6.3 190 380
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phobis
5.0 out of 5 stars not tried it yet
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2020
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olilorignal
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent télescope
Reviewed in Canada on May 22, 2019
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Zena
4.0 out of 5 stars Ottimo
Reviewed in Italy on June 9, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ottimo
Reviewed in Italy on June 9, 2019
Ottimo prodotto. fa quello che deve fare. La base è solida e robusta, il telescopio invece è un pò delicato, attenzione a non colpirlo con forza perchè è facile ammaccarlo, è fatto di lamiera molto sottile.
Peccato solo che sia dotato di un oculare da soli 48X. Acquistando un oculare migliore si ottengono risultati accezionali.
Ottimo per l'osservazione della Luna, nebulose, ammassi stellari e "quasi" tutti i pianeti del sistema solare.
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Gérard B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Très bel appareil
Reviewed in France on September 12, 2015
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