Orion SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

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  • An enormous yet conveniently portable 14" aperture truss-tube Dobsonian telescope equipped with fully motorized GoTo object location and automatic tracking of over 42,000 celestial objects
  • Colossal 14" aperture reflector optics 
  • Orion-designed collapsible GoTo Dobsonian base AND rigid 8-pole truss reflector optical tube both break down into easily manageable components
  • Closed-loop electronics forgive accidental bumps, nudges, and even manual repositioning without losing alignment of the GoTo system. Heavy-duty clutches allow independent adjustment of motion to desired level of resistance in both axes.
  • Innovative convex-back 356mm diameter parabolic primary mirror and newly engineered mirror cell weigh 10 lbs. less than our standard 14" reflector mirror and cell
$4,687.00
Availability: Product available for orders
Item code: 8946

This pleasantly portable, yet large-aperture 14" Orion Dobsonian is equipped with GoTo motorization and closed-loop tracking, making it an ideal telescope for use in the backyard or at your favorite dark sky site. Not only does the Orion SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian feature exceptionally large 14" (356mm) diameter optics, but its Orion-designed collapsible Dobsonian base and truss optical tube make the XX14g conveniently portable, since you can break the entire telescope down into bite-size component pieces.

Imagine, a 14" diameter Dobsonian reflector with motorized GoTo object location and tracking, capable of being packed into a small car. The optical tube and base both separate into smaller components - without tools! Once broken down, everything fits easily into even a compact car, for the trip to your favorite dark-sky site. The rigid 8-pole truss tube of the XX14g virtually eliminates flexure observed in 6- and 3-pole collapsible tube designs. Stability of the assembled XX14g Dobsonian base is enhanced by its 1" thick composite wood base panels, which are laminated with water-resistant black melamine.

Other stellar accessories that come with the SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Dobsonian include an EZ Finder II reflex sight, removable eyepiece rack, a bracket for the GoTo hand controller, collimation cap, 12V DC power cable, and RS-232 cable for future firmware updates. A 12V power supply or AC-to-DC adapter (sold separately) is required for motorized operation. In keeping with Orion's tradition of offering top-notch quality optics at affordable prices the XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dob is priced to please. Includes a FREE Starry Night Special Edition software digital download insert. As with all Orion telescopes, our Customer Service and Technical Support teams are available to help with any questions you may have on our exciting 14" GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian.

Assembled weight (including accessories): 158 lbs. Assembled optical tube, 61"L x 16.5"W, 65.5 lbs., including six counterweights, 1.25" eyepiece, and EZ Finder II. Bottom tube section, 21.5"L x 16.5"W, 48.8 lbs. with counterweights, 35.4 lbs. without; top tube section, 8.5"L x 16.5"W, 9.4 lbs. Truss pole assemblies (4), 33.5"L x 4.5"W x 1.75"H. Total weight of 4 truss pole assemblies and captive assembly knobs: 6.95 lbs. Set of six counterweights: 13.3 lbs. Assembled base, 30.5"W x 31.5"H, 94 lbs. Largest base component piece (top and bottom baseplates with motor housing): 53.5 lbs., 30.5"W x 6.75"H.

A specially designed Light Shroud is available (sold separately) for the Orion XX14g optical tube. A Light Shroud significantly enhances the viewing experience in a Truss Tube Dobsonian by blocking distracting peripheral light from entering the light path, optimizing contrast and brightness.

A custom Orion Padded Case Set (sold separately) is available for the XX14g Dobsonian optical tube. Each set of cases includes a padded case for the top tube section including a secondary mirror cover, a padded case for the bottom tube section, and a roll-up case to safely hold the truss-pole assemblies. An Orion Padded Case Set is the best way to preserve and protect your investment for years to come.

Dark skies await you, and with the Orion XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope, they're well within reach.

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

Data sheet

Optical Design
Reflector
Focal Ratio
f/4.6
Tube Material
Steel
Finder Scope
EZ Finder II
Optical Diameter
356mm
Focal Length
1650mm
Optics Type
Parabolic
Glass Material
Low thermal expansion glass
Resolving Power
0.33arc*sec
Lowest Useful Magnification
47x
Highest Useful Magnification
300x
Optical Quality
Diffraction limited
Focuser
2" dual-speed Crayford
Mount Type
Dobsonian
Astro-Imaging Capability
Simple moon shots
Length of Optical Tube
61.0 in.
Weight of Optical Tube
64.0 lbs.
Additional Included Accessories
2" Dual-Speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter
Other Features
Closed loop servo drive GoTo system, Collapsible base for convenient transportation, Choose from auto tracking or GoTo mode
Eyepieces
DeepView 28.0mm (2"),Plossl 12.5mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
59x, 132x
Optics
Optical Design
Reflector
Focal Ratio
f/4.6
Tube Material
Steel
Included Accessories
Finder Scope
EZ Finder II
Other features
Optical Diameter
356mm
Focal Length
1650mm
Optics Type
Parabolic
Glass Material
Low thermal expansion glass
Resolving Power
0.33arc*sec
Lowest Useful Magnification
47x
Highest Useful Magnification
300x
Optical Quality
Diffraction limited
Focuser
2" dual-speed Crayford
Mount Type
Dobsonian
Astro-Imaging Capability
Simple moon shots
Length of Optical Tube
61.0 in.
Weight of Optical Tube
64.0 lbs.
Additional Included Accessories
2" Dual-Speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter
Other Features
Closed loop servo drive GoTo system, Collapsible base for convenient transportation, Choose from auto tracking or GoTo mode
Eyepieces
DeepView 28.0mm (2"),Plossl 12.5mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
59x, 132x
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