Orion 8945 Sky Quest XT8 Telescope Review

Product Specification:

The special features of the product are enumerated here:

• Classic Dobsonian Reflector.
• 8 inch (203 mm) reflector optics.
• 1200mm focal length.
• 46 inches long steel tube
• 2 inch crayford style focuser.
• Strong Tension spring.
• 40lb weight.
• Motorized intelliscope.
• The price is $380.99 (US Dollar).

Apart from the above features, the telescope possesses some expandable features like Starry Night Astronomy Software, “Sky Theatre DVD”, 25mm Plossal Eye piece, and Collimation Cap.

Orion 8945 Sky Quest XT8 Telescope

Perfect for professional astronomers and for everyone who love quality star gazing

$380.99

Telescopes

Overview:

The classic dobsonian reflector with 8inch aperture is very suitable for viewing deep space objects like distance stars and nebula. The fitting is easy and can be done anywhere. In comparison to other reflector telescope of same category, its cost is compatible with the features it carries. The product is available at about $400 though some online retailers offer decent discounts on the product. The telescope is a perfect one for any kind of observer adult or young. Carrying it also rather easy and one baggage is sufficient for this goto telescope. The optical tube and easy –to-use finder is helpful is gazing deep celestial objects and nebulas quite clearly. Camera can be attached with this telescope with a T-adapter.

Pros:

The 8 inch or 203mm primary mirror helps in easy viewing of the distance objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae. The telescope also enables to view minute features like rings of Saturn, craters on moon and Jupiter, Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, and Icecaps on Venus etc. The 46 inch steel covered tube easily slides into dobsonian base. The 1200mm focal length enables to get very perfect pictures in clear nights. The Orion 8945 Sky Quest XT8 is capable to get images of celestial objects even in high concentration of light pollution. The 2inch crayford style focuser helps in adjusting eye pieces from 1.25inch to 2.00inch. The parts can be assembled single handedly within 20-30 minutes; while a helping hand will enable to assemble it in 10-15 minutes.

Cons:

The 40lb weight of the telescope is considered a heavy “unit” by many star watchers. The baggage becomes bulky for star gazers who travel frequently. The assembling of the parts is also a cumbersome job which takes time and energy.

Price and affordability:

The price of the product is tagged at $380.99 only. Considering its wide range of features and easiness in use the price is quite reasonable.

Product Specification:The special features of the product are enumerated here:• Classic Dobsonian Reflector. • 8 inch (203 mm) reflector optics. • 1200mm focal length. • 46 inches long steel tube • 2 inch crayford style focuser. • Strong Tension spring. • 40lb weight. • Motorized intelliscope. • The price is $380.99 (US Dollar).Apart from the above features, the telescope possesses some expandable features like Starry Night Astronomy Software, “Sky Theatre DVD”, 25mm Plossal ...
9.4 Total Score
Excellent

The customers who are using the product for a long time have been very positive about the product. It’s becomes a real asset for everyone who use it. Considering all aspects a 4 Star rating is perfect for the telescope.

Usability
9
Performance
9.5
Display
9.7
Magnification
9.3
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Orion 8945 Sky Quest XT8 Telescope

Perfect for professional astronomers and for everyone who love quality star gazing

$380.99

Telescopes

Conclusion:

Orion 8945 Sky Quest XT8 Telescope is a perfect one for everyone who loves space gazing. Parents can gift it to their children too. Students will find it very useful tool to know the space. Usuing some additional tools like 3x Barlow lens or eye pieces will make the product more handy and informative for everyone.

Rating:

The customers who are using the product for a long time have been very positive about the product. It’s becomes a real asset for everyone who use it. Considering all aspects a 4 Star rating is perfect for the telescope.

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