A powerful, high-tech, big-aperture telescope, the Orion SkyQuest XX16g 16″ Dobsonian takes deep-sky observing to new space-penetrating depths. For serious amateur astronomers seeking big-aperture exhilaration and state-of-the-art GoTo electronics – in a large telescope cleverly designed to be transportable in almost any size vehicle – the Orion XX16g is an ideal choice! Wait, you’re thinking it fits in almost any size vehicle? Yes, this is one large telescope you can take with you, because both the base and optical tube of the XX16g have been designed by Orion to quickly disassemble – without tools – into easily manageable components. The heaviest component (base groundplate assembly) weighs 61.4 lbs. Features a 16″-diameter (406mm), lightweight, curved-back parabolic primary mirror with enhanced 94% reflectivity. The XX16g’s computerized GoTo system includes a database of over 42,000 celestial objects. WARNING! When using a truss tube Dobsonian for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. Make sure there are no gaps between the Shroud and the telescope where direct sunlight can reach the mirror, otherwise eye injury or damage to the telescope can occur. Before using any telescope for solar observing, install protective covers on all optical components. Glancing through an uncovered optical system can cause permanent eye damage. Always install protective caps on all optical instruments if left out during daylight hours.
- Orion 08968e. Weight: 88,5 kg
- Optical Tube Diameter: 16 inch. Tube type: Metal
- Tripod material: Wood