Orion - SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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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.


Included Items:

  • 6" Aperture Optical Tube Assembly
  • 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • EZ Finder II reflex sight
  • Collimation cap
  • Dust cap
  • Spring coils
  • Pull loops
  • Nylon spacers
  • 1/4" washers
  • Phillips-head screws
  • Screws with round knob attached
  • Left panel
  • Right panel
  • Front brace
  • Top base plate
  • Ground base plate
  • Base assembly screws
  • Hex key
  • Plastic feet
  • Feet attachment wood screws
  • Self-adhesive rubber bumper
  • Large hex-head bolt
  • 3/8" washers
  • 3/8" lock nut
  • Nylon spacer
  • T-nut
  • Handle
  • Socket-head cap screws
  • 5/16" washers
  • 5/16" nuts
  • Hex key
  • Starry Night special edition software








Name Orion - SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Manufacturer Orion
Model ORI-08944
Telescope Aperture 5.1" - 6"
Bearings Teflon and UHMW bearings
Diameter 150mm
Eyepieces Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 48x
Finderscope EZ Finder II
Focal Length 1200mm
Focal Ratio f/8.0
Focuser 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.5
Lowest Useful Magnification 21x
Mount Dobsonian
Optical Coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Optical Design Reflector (Parabolic) Soda-Lime plate
Optical Tube Steel
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%
Tripod Wood
Warranty One year


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