• Compact and lightweight.
• Dobsonian reflector.
• 22lb weight.
• The Skysoftware.
• 4.5 inch aperture.
• 900mm focal length
• Collects 260% more light than 60mm refractor telescope.
• Two eyepieces (10mm and 25mm focal length sirious plossl).
• 6×30 finder scope.
• 25 inch rack.
• Collimation cap.
• Eyepiece rack.
• $279.99 (US Dollar).
Compact and lightweight telescope just perfect for carrying and short trips. The 4.5 inch aperture and 900mm focal length help to view night sky quite clearly. Lunar craters, planets and nebulae are clearly depicted through this Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT 4.5 Telescope. The well-built and portable dobsonian base and easy navigation knob help in smooth movement of reflector optical tube. The Sky X software, the two eye pieces and a 6×30 finder scope are just the basic requirements to start sky gazing. The telescope collects 260% more light than any other beginner 60mm reflector telescope, which means more celestial objects are visible through it than the other telescopes of equal type in the market.
The Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT 4.5 Telescope well designed light weight budget telescope. This is the smallest telescope in dobsonian category and very easy to assemble. The light weight (22lb) enables it to carry anywhere and anytime. One can assemble it within 15 minutes single handedly. This is an excellent telescope to gaze planets, their moons and nebulae. It has all the functionality needed to gain expertise to become an expert star tracker. The height of the eye piece is perfect even for children. Though it’s not as powerful as the higher versions of same category, it’s capable of giving quality view to the observer. The excellent light gathering capacity has made it an outstanding product indeed. No other telescope of this type is capable to accumulate celestial light so marvelously, thus depicting clear view of night sky. The telescope also works well in other murky conditions too.
The height of the eye piece is a bit problematic for the adults and tall persons. Some distant stars and planets like Jupiter or Saturn are not so distinguishable through this telescope. Eyepiece magnification is needed to view these planets or stars clearly at night sky.
Price and affordability:
The Price of Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT 4.5 Telescope is tagged around $280.00 (US Dollars). Discounts are also available from online retailers. The light-weight, portability, easiness in operation and excellent capacity of the product have made it distinguishable from other products of same category. Needless to say, the customers’ money will not be drained and it’ll be a good investment for novice star-gazers.
Customers who have used the product and still using the for product for years are still very positive regarding this telescope.
Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT 4.5 Telescope is a perfect investment of money. This is an excellent family telescope. Even the children will get immense enthusiasm in observing night sky and identifying planets, moons and distant stars. The portability of the telescope also enables the star gazers to carry it to any convenient places for better visibility of night sky.
Customers who have used the product and still using the for product for years are still very positive regarding this telescope. The disadvantages are almost nil. It can be given a 5 Star Rating.