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7 months ago

Orion 8945 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

$399.99
8.3

Construction

8.0/10

Operation

9.0/10

Portability

10.0/10

Optics

8.0/10

Cost

6.5/10

Pros

  • No balance issues even when lots of accessories are attached.
  • Excellent lock-up ability through its optical finder.
  • Great light gathering ability for a clearer view of faraway nebulas and galaxies.
  • Very easy to setup and use.

Cons

  • Motion tends to get sticky when the product is already with you for too long.
  • Bad quality bearings.
  • Thin nylon pads are used for the altitude and azimuth.

The SkyQuest by Orion is known as a powerful telescope which also serves as one of the brand’s most powerful reflector scope ever made. It’s all thanks to its capability of providing precise view using its optics, a simple mechanism that makes it very easy to operate, and its durability that can last for several years. The product will surely make you and your family and friends enjoy the clear view of the deep sky during the night thanks to this product. It can also give you a good sight of the moon and some planets such as Mars and Saturn with full detail. The aperture of the product is also large to provide enough light no matter how far you’re looking at the outer space right now. It also sports the 9×50 right angle finder and an f/6 mirror.

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