The Orion XT 6 With its 150mm-diameter parabolic primary mirror the XT6 reels in nearly 80% more light than a 4.5" reflector. That’s a big gain in image brightness and in the number of objects you’re able to see. It buys you impressive images of all major classes of astronomical objects. And the 1200mm focal length gives the scope enough power to get in close on the planets and lunar surface.
Simplicity = Fun
Aside from its excellent Newtonian optics, what makes the XT6 such a joy is how easy it is to set up and use. Place the 45"-long enameled steel tube on the sturdy wood base and you’re all set! Now, just point and view. The tube moves with silky smoothness on Teflon/Nylon altitude and azimuth pads. A gentle nudge of the tube is all it takes to point it right where you want it and to “track” objects as they move.
CorrecTension for Better Balance
Finicky tube-balance problems that plague other Dobs in this size class are a thing of the past with SkyQuest Dobs, thanks to CorrecTension Friction Control. The CorrecTension springs provide just the right amount of friction on the altitude bearings, without need for annoying counterweights. The springs couple the tube to the base, allowing the whole scope to be carried as a single unit by the convenient handle.
Loaded With Great Accessories
The XT6 is outfitted with a Teflon-lined, aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser (1.25"). Accessories now include a 6x30 achromatic finder scope on a quick-release aluminum bracket, two fully coated Sirius Plössl eyepieces (1.25") of 25mm (48x) and 10mm (133x) focal length, an aluminum eyepiece rack, and a quick-collimation cap.