This deluxe version of our popular 8″ Dobsonian reflector telescope is loaded with deluxe feature enhancements and upgraded accessories. Adjustable tension knobs on the altitude axis allow you to use heavy accessories without the telescope drifting downwards. A big, 2″ dual-speed Crayford focuser (11:1) lets you dial in sharp details of celestial targets. Like all reflector telescopes, the XT8 PLUS may occasionally need collimation adjustments for peak performance, and we’ve made it easy for you by equipping the secondary and primary mirror with thumbscrew adjustments that don’t require tools. We’ve outfitted the XT8 PLUS with bevy of great accessories including a 2″ 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25″ 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack and collimation cap. We also include an 8″ Safety Film Solar Filter for safe daytime viewing of sunspots on our nearest star and a Shorty 2x Barlow which doubles the magnifying power of any 1.25″ eyepiece. This special Moon Kit includes the complete Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Telescope, a useful 1.25″ Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter, and a detailed Orion MoonMap 260. The versatile Moon Filter helps reduce the Moon’s bright glare which can significantly improve contrast of lunar features. The included Orion MoonMap 260 identifies over 260 of the most popular lunar surface features including craters, mountain ranges, valleys, rilles, “seas” and more.
- Deluxe upgrade of our popular XT8 Classic Dobsonian boasts multiple key feature enhancements and additional included accessories
- Eye-catching metallic blue optical tube rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs and highly visible white trim
- Convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools
- Upgraded accessories include a 2″ dual-speed Crayford focuser, 2″ 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25″ 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Safety Film Solar Filter, Shorty 2x Barlow, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and more
- Value-packed kit includes the complete telescope, an Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter, and an Orion MoonMap 260