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Orion - SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope with Object Locator w/ FREE Starry Night


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Orion - SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope with Object Locator w/ FREE Starry Night


Orion SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope with Object Locator



  • Takes big-aperture astronomy to a new level of performance and user-friendly fun!
  • Locate more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects with ease with included object
  • 305mm aperture and 1500mm focal length for breathtaking views of planets, galaxies and nebulas
  • Includes 2" crayford focuser, two eyepieces, finder scope, and FREE Starry Night astronomy software


The XT12 IntelliScope takes big-aperture astronomy to a new level of performance and user-friendly fun. With design ingenuity and technical sophistication that make competing models yesterday's news, it will wow even the most star-savvy enthusiast. And now the XT12 comes with a 2" Crayford-style focuser for improved performance.

Its prodigious 305mm (12.0"), Pyrex parabolic primary mirror pulls down 42% more light than 10" optics and 126% more than 8" optics. What's more, the XT12 is an IntelliScope. Which means you can just plug the optional IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator into the scope's base and you're ready to find and view any of 14,000 celestial objects with the push of a button or two. Sound easy? It is.

This scope is outfitted with an open-ventilation, aluminum mirror cell that features 9-point floating support and mounting holes for an optional cooling fan. The 2" Crayford-style focuser accepts both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces. The Crayford-style focuser is smoother and more accurate than a rack-and-pinion focuser. Roller bearing construction eliminates image shift due to drawtube "rocking". Upgraded metal focusing knobs with rubber grips give you a great feel, and a thumb screw for locking the focus position and adjusting tension give you greater control. The focuser includes an adapter for 1.25" eyepieces.

You also get a 9x50 dovetail finder scope and our exclusive navigation knob for easy slewing. The made-in-USA base boasts Teflon azimuth bearings for smooth, "stiction-free" movement (not the rumblin', bumblin' roller bearings as on some other brands), and a springless, adjustable CorrecTension system for always-perfect tube balance and motion.

Although it's big, the XT12 is easily manageable by any fit individual. The optical tube, which uncouples from the base for transport, is 4' 10" long and 50 lbs. The base is 30" tall, 26" wide, weighs 33 lbs., and has a convenient carrying handle.

If you're ready for some outrageous aperture, get the smartest big scope to come along in years â€" the XT12 IntelliScope! Mirror, optical tube, and base packaged separately; some assembly required. One-year limited warranty.



Product Specifications:

  • Use Astronomy
  • User level Advanced
  • Optical design Reflector
  • Optical diameter 305mm
  • Focal length 1500mm
  • Focal ratio f/4.9
  • Optics type Parabolic
  • Glass material Low expansion Pyrex
  • Eyepieces included Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
  • Magnification with included eyepieces 60x, 150x
  • Resolving power 0.38arc-sec
  • Lowest useful magnification 43x
  • Highest useful magnification 300x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude 15.1
  • Optical quality Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope 9x50 Correct-image, right angle
  • Focuser 2" Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction 70mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter 23%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area 5%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount style Dobsonian
  • Astro-imaging capability Simple moon shots
  • Computerized compatibility Intelliscope included
  • Alignment procedure 2-Star Alignment
  • Number of objects in database 14,000+
  • Bearing material Teflon and UHMW bearings
  • Power requirement 9-volt battery
  • Available ports RS-232
  • Tube material Steel
  • Tripod material Wood
  • Length of optical tube 58.3 in.
  • Weight, optical tube 50.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod 33.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled 83.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator HC, Eyepiece rack, Navigation knob, 1.25" Eyepiece adapter
  • Warranty One year

Included Items:

  • Optical tube assembly
  • 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • 2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapter
  • IntelliScope object locator hand controller
  • 9x50 finder scope
  • Finder scope bracket with O-ring
  • Collimation cap
  • Eyepiece rack
  • Dust cap
  • Eyepiece rack mounting wood screws
  • Tensioning/Retaining knobs
  • Tensioning knob nylon washer
  • Tensioning knob metal washer
  • Nylon retaining knob spacer
  • Handle
  • Handle mounting hex-head screws
  • Handle mounting screw washers
  • Crescent wrench
  • Azimuth encoder board
  • Encoder connector board
  • Encoder disk
  • Left panel
  • Right panel
  • Front brace
  • Top base plate
  • Ground base plate
  • Base assembly wood screws
  • Hex key
  • Plastic feet
  • Feet attachment wood screws
  • Encoder board mounting wood screws
  • Brass bushing
  • Azimuth axis hex-head screw
  • Fender washers
  • Hex lock nut
  • Altitude bearing cylinders
  • Altitude bearing cylinder screws
  • Vertical stop knob
  • Flat washers
  • Altitude encoder assembly
  • Coil cable
  • Altitude encoder cable (53")
  • Azimuth encoder cable (24")
  • Wire retaining clips
  • Hook-and-loop strips
  • Plastic bumper
  • Wood screws
  • Nylon washers
  • 9V battery
  • Starry Night special edition software








Additional Information

Name Orion - SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope with Object Locator w/ FREE Starry Night
Manufacturer Orion
Model 27137
Manufacturer Part No 27189
Custom Stock Status Place your order to join our wait list - no deposit required.