We all have our criteria for what makes the best telescope. I think the best telescope means different things to different people and out of all the reviews I and my buddies write about we are in agreement that the Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope is the best telescope we have used. In the class of the Orion XT telescopes how do you decide which on is the best telescope. This is how I decide on the best telescope in my arsenal.
First, will this telescope do what I need it to. Meaning, I do road trips and need a telescope that will travel but also come through and allow me to enjoy the sky. The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope serves my purpose very well. I do think it is the best telescope I’ve had the pleasure of trying out. Secondly, if I’m outside and decide to grab a telescope for a few minutes will I have to go through a lot to set it up. These two criteria are my first two thing I do in qualifying the best telescope for me.
You can find quit of few very favorable reviews all over the net about why people consider this the best telescope especially for the price. I personally love the simplistic awesomeness of all the SkyQuest XT’s but this one allows me to see everything and anything. If your a beginner don’t hesitate on buying this telescope. The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope in my opinion is unmatched when it comes to price versus use verses durability versus longevity. I like gazing deep into the sky so I couldn’t be happier with the ability of the XT10. I can see a very detailed image of Mars, Jupiter is so vivid that I find myself fixated for hours and Saturn jumps through the telescope with Cassini Division as vivid as the rings themselves. I can’t say enough as to why it is the best telescope for me but I still haven’t found a problem with the telescope itself. I know Orion focused on the quality of the scope so the fact the included eyepiece may not be the best for intermediate users as a novice you have what you need to hooked on astronomy.
What are the technical details?
This Orion XT10 is best when viewing far away objects when gathering light is a must. The 10′ aperture insures you can see just about anything you want. Remember the larger the aperture the more light gathers thus creating a better image. It couldn’t be the best telescope for the price without having a lower focal ratio. It does! At f/4.7 this means the lower the magnification, the wider the field, and the brighter the image. Bingo! It is a reflector telescope with 1200 focal length which means higher magnification. Obviously, objects are far away so the longer the focal length the better.
Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Specifications
What others say.
If your on the fence about this one then get off. You can’t beat the price for the value. Don’t buy anything else unless maybe it’s another Orion XT. I take this one everywhere. For the money it is certainly the best telescope!
–Awesome for anyone
I was scared it would be to much for me to learn about. I’m new o astronomy but after a few months I can’t imagine owning a lessor telescope. It was really the best telescope I could have bought.