Orion SkyQuest XT6
Ample light grasp...Check. Portable...Check. Stable mount...Check. Quick setup and take-down...Check. Easy to operate...Check. Affordable...Check.
As you run through the checklist of attributes you've heard are important in a good beginner's telescope, you realize that the classic SkyQuest XT6 meets all the criteria - in spades. Astronomy magazine called it "an excellent entry-level telescope for an adult."
- Classic entry-level scope at an amazing price
- Crisp images from the craters of the moon to the edge of the galaxy
- Big-aperture optics + point-and-view ease of use = out-of-this-world value
- When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, you'll be able to see it all
- One-year limited warranty
It's a telescope that opens up limitless observing possibilities. With its big 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror the XT6 collects nearly 80% more light than a 4.5" reflector, rendering brighter images and greater detail in deep-sky nebulas and star clusters. And the 1200mm focal length gives the scope ample power to zoom in on subtle planetary and lunar features.
The 45"-long enameled-steel optical tube glides wtih silky smoothness on the cabinet-quality Dobsonian wood base. You just point the scope and view! Orion-engineered CorrecTension springs keep the tube balanced to perfection and allow the whole unit to be carried together by the handle on the base.
The XT6 is outfitted with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and a 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece. The mirror is center-marked for precise collimation. The SkyQuest XT6...Check it out, today! One-year limited warranty.
6" Aperture Optical Tube Assembly
25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
EZ Finder II reflex sight
Screws with round knob attached
Top base plate
Ground base plate
Base assembly screws
Feet attachment wood screws
Self-adhesive rubber bumper
Large hex-head bolt
3/8" lock nut
Socket-head cap screws
Starry Night special edition software
|Bearings||Teflon and UHMW bearings|
|Eyepieces||Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||48x|
|Finderscope||EZ Finder II|
|Highest Useful Magnification||300x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.5|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||21x|
|Optical Coatings||Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide|
|Optical Design||Reflector (Parabolic) Soda-Lime plate|
|Optical Tube Length||45.5 in|
|Optical Tube Weight||13.5 lbs|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||34mm|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||5%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||23%|