What can you see with Orion skyquest XT8?

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What can you see with Orion skyquest XT8?

With its large 8” aperture, the XT8 pulls in tons of light, making it a pleasure to use for viewing the deep sky, including the Messier objects, and fainter galaxies and nebulae. In fact, we voted the XT10 as one of our best telescopes for deep space astronomy.

Is Apertura the same as Zhumell?

Before the review, I have to remind you that Zhumell Z8 and Apertura AD8 are the same telescopes. They are just marketed under different brands.

Who owns Apertura telescopes?

So one way or another, it looks like High Point is selling both. Apertura and Zhumell are both made by GSO (Guan Sheng Optical). GSO makes scope and components under a variety of brand names.

Are Skywatcher and Orion the same?

I am looking for a new mount. Specifically the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 or 6. Orion has the equivalent Sirius/Atlas AZ/EQ-G mounts. They appear identical (and I am sure they are made in the same Chinese factory) except for the paint job but the SkyWatchers are about $200 more.

How much does the Orion XT8 weigh?

Orion SkyQuest XT8 Specs

Best for viewing Brighter deep sky
Highest useful magnification 300x
Limiting stellar magnitude 14.2
Mount type Dobsonian
Weight, fully assembled 41.0 lbs.

Is apertura a good brand?

So far it appears they are mostly good quality. My current 6 inch F4 imaging newt is very good for the money.

Is Zhumell a good brand?

About Zhumell Zhumell’s headquarters are located in Omaha, USA and whilst it is probably true to say that Zhumell is not the most widely known optical brand, they have a good reputation for producing good quality telescopes, spotting scopes, riflescopes as well as binoculars with an emphasis on good value for money.

Is Celestron or Orion better?

Celestron is known for their popular C8 telescope, the longest selling mass-produced telescope of all time. They make excellent tools for astronomy and offer a two-year warranty on all their products. Orion also makes high-quality telescopes, from beginner models to professional-level tools.

Is Orion a good brand?

Celestron and Orion are two of the best known brands if you’re looking for a decent telescope. They’re both prestigious brands, and if you’re looking for a specific type of telescope, then one of these brands is likely to be a much better option for you than the other.

How much does an Orion telescope cost?

In stock soon. Order it now. Ships from and sold by Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt….Enhance your purchase.

Brand Orion
Objective Lens Diameter 203 Millimeters
Telescope Mount Description Altazimuth Mount

What’s the difference between the Apertura AD8 and xt8?

XT8s features do not differ at all from the aperture, focal length and focal ratio of the Apertura AD8. The major differences are in the magnification which is as a result of the eyepieces used in the XT8. This telescope comes with two 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepieces that are ideally provisions for eye-relief.

What kind of base does Orion xt8 have?

The XT8 Dobsonian base is sturdy enough for the aperture. Orion XT8 has CorrecTension springs that ease the set-up process keeping the telescope’s balance.

Which is the best Orion skyline 8 ″ DOB?

The Apertura AD8, sold by High Point Scientific (which is the same model as the Orion Skyline 8″, and both of which are built in the same factory in Taiwan called GSO), is probably the best of the mass-marketed line of dobs out there, in my opinion. The AD8 comes in at 52.2 lbs. total, with 24 1/2 in the tube and 27 1/2 in the base.

How is the xt8 telescope different from other telescopes?

The major differences are in the magnification which is as a result of the eyepieces used in the XT8. This telescope comes with two 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepieces that are ideally provisions for eye-relief. These compound symmetrical eyepieces provide a 50% increased field of view.

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