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Orion SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Dobsonian Telescope

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9 Mokoia Road

Birkenhead

Auckland 0626

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Following on the heels of our critically acclaimed SkyQuest XX12i comes the next member in our exciting new line of truss tube Dobsonian telescopes - the mighty SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian. Featuring colossal 14" diffraction-limited optics and a design engineered by Orion that is optimized from top to bottom for portability, the XX14i delivers the highest level of performance and transportability of any telescope in its class - and at a price that's thousands of dollars less than custom-made or "boutique" Dobsonians.

The XX14i turns the night sky into an endless playground of deep-space surprises for intermediate and advanced observing enthusiasts. The space-penetrating 14" (356mm) parabolic primary mirror, made from low-thermal expansion glass, features enhanced reflectivity (94%) aluminum coatings to deliver more light to the eye. And what do 14" optics buy you in the way of extra light gathering power compared to 12" and 10" optics? Plenty! The XX14i pulls in 36% more light than a 12" and 96% more than 10" optics, allowing you to resolve significantly fainter objects and more subtle details.

Truss Tube Dob Chart

Once your observing target is locked in utilizing the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator's database of 14,000 celestial objects, the XX14i's dual-speed (11:1) 2" Crayford focuser lets you quickly bring the object into crisp, clear focus using either of the included eyepieces: low-power 35mm 2" DeepView or high power 10mm 1.25" Sirius Plossl. With a maximum eyepiece height of 63 inches, viewing through the XX14i will not require a stool or ladder for most observers, even when observing objects near zenith.

The XX14i adds a convenient new twist to truss-tube Dobsonian portability by allowing easy disassembly of both the optical tube and the base into smaller, easily manageable pieces. The optical tube itself features an eight-pole truss design (four captive pairs) that provides greater structural rigidity than similar 6-pole truss or 3-pole "parallel strut" designs. Large hand knobs and captive bolts make for user-friendly assembly and disassembly of the tube sections. To minimize the size of the bottom section of the XX14i's optical tube, it has been engineered with three removable, recessed counterweights that provide the optimum balance for the tube on its 8" diameter altitude hubs.

The Orion-designed collapsible base, made of 1"-thick engineered composite wood with a weather-resistant laminated finish for for rock-solid stability, adds to the portability of the XX14i. The base quickly breaks down into four pieces without tools, to easily fit into standard sized automobiles. All hardware is captive to prevent accidental loss.

The SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian makes owning a large-aperture Dobsonian more exciting and more practical than ever before. Its synthesis of pack-it-up portability, incredible optics, IntelliScope digital object location system, and affordable prices puts it in a league of its own. It's an all-star performer for the visual astronomer who's ready for "deeper-sky" adventures!

Assembled weight (including accessories): 115 lbs. Assembled optical tube, 61"L x 16.5"W, 69.25 lbs. Bottom tube section, 21.5"L x 16.5"W, 52.9 lbs; top tube section, 8.5"L x 16.5"W, 9.4 lbs. Truss poles (8), 30.5"L x 1" W. Total weight of 4 truss pole pairs and captive assembly knobs: 6.95 lbs. Assembled Base, 28.5" W x 27" H, 45.4 lbs.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • Advanced
  • Reflector
  • 1650mm
  • f/4.6
  • Parabolic
  • Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
  • Eyepieces
    DeepView 35.0mm (2"),10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    47x, 165x
  • 0.33arc*sec
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    712x
  • Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    9x50
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    82mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    23%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    5%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Dobsonian
  • Simple moon shots
  • Intelliscope included
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star Alignment
  • Number of objects in database
    14,000+
  • Bearing material
    AZ: Ebony Star/PTFE, ALT: UHMW/ABS
  • Power requirement
    9-volt battery
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Length of optical tube
    61.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    63.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    44.5 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    120.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Collapsible base design for excellent portability, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter
  • Other features
    IntelliScope object locator (w/ 9-volt battery), EbonyStar on virgin teflon azimuth bearings, Large 8" altitude bearings w/ adjustable tension

*Special Order item, please contact us for delivery time*

Feel free to ask a question about Orion SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Dobsonian Telescope below or call us on +64 (9) 480-5903

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