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Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

SKU: 08968

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Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

SKU: 08968

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About this product

  • Our 16" truss-tube GoTo Dob presents a perfect combination of big-aperture optics and sophisticated, fully motorized object location technology for the ultimate in Dobsonian telescope performance and observing convenience
  • A big, 16" aperture telescope designed for maximum portability - both the optical tube and Dobsonian base can be broken down quickly without tools into easily manageable components for convenient transport in any standard size car
  • Features accurate, motorized GoTo pointing and tracking of over 42,000 celestial objects within its GoTo system database, and enough aperture for great views of each one
  • Closed-loop electronics forgive accidental bumps and allow the telescope to be moved manually without losing alignment of the GoTo system. Heavy-duty clutches on both axes allow independent adjustment of motion to desired level of resistance
  • Huge 16" (406mm) diameter, convex-back parabolic primary mirror with enhanced, 94% reflectivity aluminum coating delivers outstanding views of faint deep-sky objects

Our largest Dobsonian reflector yet is an ideal combination of three key telescope features: large aperture, convenient portability, and precise GoTo object location. Thanks to its 16" aperture parabolic primary mirror, the Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian will astound you with spectacular views of the night sky. Its Orion-designed collapsible Dobsonian base and 8-pole truss optical tube makes transportation of this hefty telescope easy since the entire telescope can be disassembled without tools into small, manageable component pieces that can fit in virtually any standard size car. You'll be able to enjoy the XX16g's large-aperture optics thanks to the accurate, motorized GoTo system which will automatically locate and track any of over 42,000 celestial curiosities within its computerized database of night sky objects.

The powerful, high-tech, and downright BIG SkyQuest XX16g 16" GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian takes deep-sky observing to new space-penetrating depths. It is the latest and largest in our line of fully automatic GoTo truss tube Dobsonians. For serious amateur astronomers seeking big-aperture exhilaration, state-of-the-art GoTo electronics, and a clever Dobsonian design that is transportable in almost any size vehicle -- the XX16g is an ideal "lifetime" telescope!

Wait, you're thinking, it fits in almost any size vehicle? Yes, you can take this big telescope with you, because both the Dobsonian base and optical tube of the XX16g were engineered by Orion to quickly disassemble - without tools - into easily manageable components, the heaviest of which (base groundplate assembly) weighs 61.4 lbs.

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Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    406mm
  • Focal length
    1800mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.4
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Low thermal expansion glass
  • Eyepieces
    DeepView 28.0mm (2"),Plossl 12.5mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    64x, 144x
  • Resolving power
    0.29arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    58x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    800x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.7
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    91mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    22%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    5%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Enhanced Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Dobsonian
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Simple moon shots
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star alignment
  • Number of objects in database
    42,000+
  • Bearing material
    AZ: Thrust needle bearings ALT: Ball bearings
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC (tip positive)
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Weight, optical tube
    89.8 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    105.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    195.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    2" Dual-Speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter, 12V DC power cable, Serial cable for firmware updates
  • Other features
    Closed loop servo drive GoTo system, Collapsible base for convenient transportation, Choose from auto tracking or GoTo mode
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Focuser height at zenith
    72 in.

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