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Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

£3,049.99

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The Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is a large newtonian-based system specially designed to be easily deconstructed and transported in a reasonable-sized car. This massive goto Dobsonian features a 42,000 object database, LDC handset control, quiet integrated drives and closed loop encoder pointing system which allows the whole telescope to be moved by hand without losing pointing accuracy.

The Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope's huge 16" - 406mm - parabolic diameter primary mirror features a convex back for quick cool-down and 94% reflectivity enhanced aluminium coatings deliver stunning views of both Deep Sky objects and Solar System targets alike.
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The Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is a large newtonian-based system specially designed to be easily deconstructed and transported in a reasonable-sized car. This massive goto Dobsonian features a 42,000 object databased, quiet integrated drives and closed loop encoder pointing system which allows the whole telescope to be moved by hand without losing pointing accuracy.

The Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope's huge 16" - 406mm - parabolic diameter primary mirror features a convex back for quick cool-down and 94% reflectivity enhanced aluminium coatings deliver stunning views of both Deep SKy objects and Solar System targets alike.

The Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope 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, motorised GoTo system which will automatically locate and track any of over 42,000 celestial curiosities within its computerised database of night sky objects.    
 
The powerful, high-tech Orion SkyQuest XX16g 16" GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian takes deep-sky observing to new space-penetrating depths. It is the latest and largest in Orion's 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.

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: 16.5
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

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