Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

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Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Regular Price: $699.99

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Item # OR-9738
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  • The SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector by Orion is a substantial 8" Newtonian reflector telescope on Orion's stable SkyView Pro equatorial (EQ) mount.
  • This scope will provide hour after hour of stargazing fun for the whole family.
  • Big 8" parabolic primary mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) make the Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector an ideal Newtonian telescope for viewing deep-space objects such as cloudy nebulas, distant galaxies, as well as open and globular star clusters.
  • Also capable of breathtaking views of the planets of our solar system and the Moon.
  • SkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod provides excellent stability and smooth manual tracking control with the included slow-motion control knobs.
  • Includes smooth-adjusting 2" Crayford focuser, two Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths), 8x40 finder scope, front dust cap, and a collimation cap.
  • Also included is the "Starry Night" software, and more!


Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

The Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which provides 73% more light collection than a 6" telescope. This reflector scope uses a Newtonian optical system. More light gathering ability means the Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial reflector will display brighter, sharper images for both visual study and astrophotography. The primary mirror has a focal length of 1000mm, giving an f-number of f/4.9.

You'll be delighted with beautiful views of the night sky when using the SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this Newtonian style telescope! Thanks to its substantial aperture, the scope gathers enough light for pleasing views of faint and elusive deep-sky objects which you simply cannot detect with smaller aperture instruments.

Stability for the big 8" Newtonian scope is supplied by an Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount. Equatorial mounts (commonly called EQ mounts for short) can be aligned with Polaris, the "North Star," so that the attached telescope can easily follow celestial objects as they appear to traverse the night sky using a manual slow-motion control knob. If you wish to use the scope for astrophotography, you'll need an optional motor drive or GoTo upgrade kit to capture extended exposures of the night sky. Either way, the Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial mount and steel tube tripod provide a stable platform that's super smooth to use.

The SkyView Pro 8 Newtonian telescope features a precise 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" telescope eyepiece adapter with a focus lock knob. Standard accessories that come with the 8" reflector telescope include an 8x40 finder scope, two 1.25" Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths), collimation cap, and a dustcap for the front. The 8" primary mirror has a center mark for easy collimation, or alignment of the optics. The SkyView Pro Equatorial mount features a handy tripod spreader tray that keeps the tripod stable and can hold your accessories, such as eyepieces.

This manual configuration of the Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope can be upgraded to GoTo (computerized) capability at any time, by purchasing the optional Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for SkyView Pro EQ Telescope Mounts (must be purchased separately).

This product weighs 56.5 lbs when fully assembled.

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

Caution note: This product was designed by the manufacturer for use by a child older than 12 years of age.

The product number for this item is: OR-9738.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-9738
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion SkyView Pro
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty Orion Limited Warranty
Telescope Aperture 8"
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/4.9
Highest Useful Magnification 300X
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.2
Optical Coatings MgF2
Tube Color or Finish Orion Grey Pearl
OTA Mount Type Dual Rings
Length of Optical Tube 38.0"
Optical Tube Weight 16.5 lbs
Mount Weight 25.0 lbs
Total Telescope Weight 56.5 lbs
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tripod Type Included Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included Two Sirius Plossl, 1.25"
Diagonal Included? No - Not Required
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included Two 7.5 lbs each
Finder Included 8 x 40 Optical Finder
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