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Focus on the Stars with Orion's SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope

Posted: Feb. 12th, 2007  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Stargazing is amazing with the Orion's SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope. This device brings big-aperture astronomy lovers a better picture with its ingenious design and technical capabilities. Its 12-inch (305mm) parabolic primary mirror brings in over 40 percent more light than 10-inch mirrors and 126 percent more than 8-inch mirrors. It also features a 2-inch Crayford-style focuser that improves its performance. The focuser also includes an adapter for 1.25-inch eyepieces.

The IntelliScope's optional computerized object locator can be plugged into the base of the scope to locate up to 14,000 celestial objectswith the simple push of a button. The unit's solid metal focusing knobs with rubber grips makes it easy to adjust the tension lock to the focus position. The optical tube, which uncouples from the base for easy transporting, is nearly 5 feet long and weighs 50 pounds. The base is 2.5 feet tall, 2 1/6 feet wide, and weighs 33 pounds.

Orion's SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope puts a new wrinkle in to the twinkle of those little (big) stars. Orion has an array of telescopes that bring clarity to astronomical matters.

For LxM James Rothaar

Company: Orion
Location: Watsonville, CA
Web site: www.telescope.com
Contact: (800) 447-1001 / support@telescope.com
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