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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic

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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Cloudy Nights
16 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Assembling the XT8 was a trivial task with the included wrenches, and after assembly the telescope felt very sturdy. At around 40lbs, most people will have little to no trouble carrying the XT8 from their car to their observing spot, or from the house to a spot in their backyard. The included 25mm eyepiece works well as a mid-range eyepiece, but some users may want to invest in additional eyepieces, or at the very least a 2X barlow lens.
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Orion Skyquest XT8 Classic

Cloudy Nights
23 December 2009
  • Excerpt: On Saturday, September 12, 2009 at High Noon, my wife Cathy and I opened the door to Land Sea&Sky in Houston, Texas. We came from Austin for the XT8 Classic. I had called the day before to make sure it was in stock. A floor model that stood against the far wall caught our attention. We quickly noticed how fine and massive it looked up close and personal after having spent so many days and nights checking, reading, re-checking and re-reading reviews on the Orion site and...
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