Summary: I am new to astronomy and had been using a borrowed 10" Dob while I decided what type of scope I wanted to purchase. I decided on the SkyQuest XX12 for my first scope, and I'm glad I did. The scope is quite a value and included some very nice components that minimize the need to "Upgrade".
Summary: Love my new Skyquest XX12 Intelliscope! Learned to use it without the electronics first, then began using the electronics. The scope is well balanced and the optics superior. The base was a pain to put together, but was worth the trouble - it operates smoothly.
Summary: Nothing shy of amazing! After owning a 8" SCT Goto, I yearned for more aperature, but feared the push to. Turned out to be nonsense! The exquisite views, ease of portability and set up, and coupled with Orion's Stratus 68's eyepieces has given me views that I only dreamed of with the SCT.
Summary: I was reintroduced as an adult to my love of astronomy with the Orion 10" Intelliscope, a really incredible optical instrument, perfect for a newbie. My 12" truss Dob arrived about two weeks ago and I feel as if I have upgraded to first class.
Summary: Awesome, quality product, especially for price. For push to, large aperature, portable scope, amazing! It is not an Obsession, but being fortunate enough to observe through both manufacturers scopes, product with price cannot be beat!
Summary: I got this scope about 2 months ago but due to heat/haze and weather only used it a couple of times. Last night I finally was able to properly align on 2 guide stars, hit the TOUR button on the controller and WOW. That's all I can say...
Summary: I spent over a month looking for which telescope to purchase. I decided to spend a little more than I planned and bought the 12" Orion Skysquest Truss Telescope. It was like Christmas when I got all those boxes off the UPS truck.
Summary: I received my XX12 two weeks ago...I have yet to get the scope to accurately point to any objects. For me, the instructions are somewhat vague and I may not have tightened the "lock" nut "just right". It has , so far been a very frustrating experience for me.