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Orion - SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope


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Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescopes

A popular classic is now easier to use than ever before. The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope with the computerized GoTo system, pushing a button or two is all it takes to swing the optical system automatically to any one of 42,900 celestial wonders. Dual internal stepper motors slew the telescope at up to 3.4° per second right to your target, placing it directly in the eyepiece's field of view. Using the intuitive menus on the hand controller, you will see more incredible celestial sights than you ever dreamed possible. The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month! A simple two-star or three-star initial alignment is all that's needed to begin easy, accurate GoTo operation!

  • Our 8" reflector telescope and SkyView Pro equatorial mount with GoTo computerized control automatically locates targets from a 42,900 object database
  • Big 8" aperture parabolic mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) reflector telescope with 2" Crayford focuser is ideal for viewing deep-space objects
  • The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month!
  • Sturdy SkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod for excellent stability and smooth control
  • Includes 8x40 finder scope, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces, telescope tube rings, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

The Orion SkyView Pro 8 Reflector has long been admired for outstanding optics and a rock-solid mount. The telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which gives you a whopping 73% more light grasp than a 6" scope. And more light means brighter, sharper images. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this telescope! And for the moon and planets, the SkyView Pro 8's 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) gives you the ability to resolve fine detail at high power.

Other features include an upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" adapter and focus lock knob, an 8x40 finder scope, and two Sirius Plössl telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm). It even has a center mark on the primary mirror for easy collimation! The stalwart SkyView Pro equatorial mount and steel tube tripod provide a stable platform that's so smooth you'll think the telescope is floating on air.

The GoTo system consists of a computerized hand controller and two stepper motors that attach to the SkyView Pro telescope mount. With intuitive menus and easy-to-use pushbutton controls, the GoTo system allows you to locate and track any computerized object in its database of 13,400+ objects including the entire Messier and NGC catalogs. You can use the GoTo controller to take a guided tour of the night sky or to pinpoint celestial highlights for the month. The GoTo system requires an external 12-volt power source.






Additional Information

Name Orion - SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope
Manufacturer Orion
Model ORI-24731
Manufacturer Part No ORI-24731
Telescope Aperture 7.1" - 8"
Alignment Procedures 3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment (42,000+ object database)
Bearings Sealed ball bearings
Diameter 203mm
Eyepieces Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 40x
Eyepiece 2 Magnification 100x
Finderscope 8x40
Focal Length 1000mm
Focal Ratio f/4.9
Focuser 2" Crayford
GPS Sold separately
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Included Accessories Collimation cap
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.2
Lowest Useful Magnification 33x
Mount Equatorial
Optical Coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Optical Design Reflector (Parabolic) Soda-lime plate
Optical Tube Steel
Optical Tube Length 38.0 in
Optical Tube Weight 16.5 lbs
Power Requirements 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2mm
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Steel
Warranty One Year