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Orion - 16" SkyQuest GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Model#: 8968

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The Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube is orion's largest dobsonian reflector telescope. It features a large aperture, convenient portability, and precise GoTo object location. Achieve spectacular views of the night sky with its parabolic primary mirror. Its motorized GoTo system will automatically locate and track any of over 42,000 celestial curiosities within its computerized database of night sky objects. For serious amateur astronomers seeking big-aperture exhilaration, state-of-the-art GoTo electronics, and a clever Dobsonian design that is transportable in almost any size vehicle, this is an ideal lifetime telescope!

  • Large 16" truss-tube GoTo Dob
  • fully motorized object location technology
  • designed for maximum portability
  • easily manageable components for convenient transport in any standard size car
  • motorized GoTo pointing and tracking of over 42,000 celestial objects
  • Closed-loop electronics forgive accidental bumps without losing alignment of the GoTo system. 
  • Heavy-duty clutches on both axes allow independent adjustment of motion to desired level of resistance
  • convex-back parabolic primary mirror
  • 94% reflectivity aluminum coating delivers outstanding views of faint deep-sky objects

 

 

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Additional Information

Name Orion - 16" SkyQuest GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Manufacturer Orion
Model 8968
Alignment Procedures 2-Star alignment
Bearings AZ: Thrust needle bearings ALT: Ball bearings
Body Material Steel
Communication Ports RS-232
Database 42,000+ objects
Diameter 406mm Optical
Eyepieces DeepView 28.0mm (2"), Plossl 12.5mm (1.25")
Finderscope EZ Finder II
Focal Length 1800mm
Focal Ratio f/4.4
Focuser 2" dual-speed Crayford
Highest Useful Magnification 800x
Included Accessories 2" Dual-Speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter, 12V DC power cable, Serial cable for firmware updates
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 15.7
Lowest Useful Magnification 58x
Magnification 1 64x with included eyepiece
Magnification 2 144x with included eyepiece
Material Low thermal expansion glass
Mount Dobsonian, Go-To included
Optical Coatings Enhanced Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Optical Design Reflector
Optical performance Diffraction limited
Optical Tube Weight 89.8 lbs
Other Closed loop servo drive GoTo system, Collapsible base for convenient transportation, Choose from auto tracking or GoTo mode
Power Requirements 12-volt DC (tip positive)
Resolving Power 0.29arc*sec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 91mm
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 5%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 22%
Shape (primary mirror) Parabolic
Tripod Wood
Use viewing Fainter deep sky; imaging Lunar & planetary
Warranty 1 year
Weight in Use 195.0 lbs.