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  • 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

The SkyQuest XT10g combines GoTo pointing convenience with excellent portability and an amazingly affordable price (just compare its price to any other 10" GoTo telescope on the market). It features a 254mm (10") aperture, 1200mm focal-length parabolic mirror (f/4.7) made from low-thermal-expansion optical glass, with enhanced reflectivity (94%) aluminum coatings for high-definition images. The mirror is center marked to make alignment of the optics (collimation) easier and more precise. The optical tube comes equipped with a dual-speed 2" Crayford focuser (with 1.25" adapter). The 11:1 fine focus knob ensures that you'll quickly find that ultra-sharp focus point that makes your target object pop with dazzling clarity! The telescope's open mirror cell design facilitates efficient cooling of the mirror to ambient temperature. The cell also has threaded holes for mounting an optional cooling accelerator fan, for even faster equilibration.

The GoTo base comes with all optical encoders, drive motors, and gears pre-installed, making assembly a breeze. The optical tube drops into the base on a dovetail trunnion and locks in place with a single hand knob. A simple two-star alignment is all it takes to orient the scope to the sky for GoTo operation. Then let the fun begin! And when you're ready to call it a night, just loosen the knob and lift the tube off the base for easy transport or storage. Handles on the base's front and side panels make it easy to lift and carry.

Standard accessories with the XT10g include an EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack with holes for one 2" and three 1.25" eyepieces, hand controller mounting bracket, quick collimation cap, a wide-field 28mm DeepView 2" eyepiece, and a 12.5mm illuminated-crosshair Plossl eyepiece (1.25"), which enables ultra-precise GoTo system alignment. The XT10g Dobsonian requires power from a 12-volt DC field battery or AC adapter, sold separately. A DC cable is included that has a car lighter style plug on one end for connecting to your 12-volt DC power source, and a coaxial plug on the other end that fits the power jack installed on the base.

You're going to love plying the night skies with the SkyQuest XT10g telescope. The GoTo hand controller's softly red-illuminated keypad lets you select an object from a variety of intuitive menus, or take a tour of the "best" objects in the sky at any time. The time you'll save by not having to manually search for your targets will allow you to kick back, relax, and spend more time enjoying the magnificent views through the eyepiece.

If you are an intermediate or avid deep-sky hunter who wants a big-aperture telescope but not the high price tag, a Dobsonian is the way to go. And now, finally, you can have one that offers the convenience of motor driven GoTo pointing to anything in the heavens you'd like to see! Make your next telescope the Orion SkyQuest XT10g GoTo Dobsonian!

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

Specifications
Best for viewing
Fainter deep sky
Best for imaging
Lunar & planetary
User level
Advanced
Optical design
Reflector
Optical diameter
254mm
Focal length
1200mm
Focal ratio
f/4.7
Optics type
Parabolic
Glass material
Low thermal expansion glass
Eyepieces
DeepView 28.0mm (2"), 12.5mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
43x, 96x
Resolving power
0.46arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
36x
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
508x
Limiting stellar magnitude
14.7
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
EZ Finder II
Focuser
2" dual-speed Crayford
Secondary mirror obstruction
63mm
Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
25%
Secondary mirror obstruction by area
6%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings
Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount type
Dobsonian
Bearing material
AZ: Thrust needle bearings ALT: Ball bearings
Tube material
Steel
Tripod material
Wood
Length of optical tube
47.8 in.
Weight, optical tube
29.4 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod
38.5 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled
67.9 lbs.
Additional included accessories
Collimation cap, Eyepiece rack
Motor drive compatibility
Clock drive included
Computerized compatibility Go-To included
Alignment procedure 2-Star Alignment, Brightest Star
Number of objects in database 42,000+
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Motor type DC Servo motors with encoders
Power requirement 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
Available ports RS-232, Aux
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Manufacturer Info
Orion