The SkyQuest XT8 contains an 8" parabolic primary mirror of 1200mm focal length (f/5.9), which gathers 73% more light than that of a 6". The optics are housed inside a 46"-long enameled steel tube equipped with a 2" aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser that accepts both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces.
The sturdy Dobsonian base allows the scope to move effortlessly on Teflon/Nylon bearings, and our innovative CorrecTension system ensures smooth motion and perfect tube balance.
The SkyQuest XT8 comes complete with a 6x30 finder scope, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plössl eyepieces (1.25"), an aluminum eyepiece rack holder, and a collimation cap.
I have had this outside about 5 times. This was purchased in July 2002, selling to upgrade. $375 w/ Free shipping. Prefer PayPal or Money Order. Will ship to continental US only.