Orion offers a rugged, fully padded, case to fit just about every telescope we stock. Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian telescope Dobsonians are often packaged with the bare minimum of accessories and sometimes corners are cut in their manufacture. Heavy-duty and water-resistant material, and fits the SkyQuest XT8, XT8 intelliscope and XT8G. It provides an easy way to transport and store your telescope. In terms of aesthetics, Orion’s SkyQuest XT8 looks exactly like its predecessor; it features a Dobsonian Reflector design and a large 8-inch aperture (improved by 2 inches in comparison to XT6), superb 48x magnification, and it retained all the great features XT6 packs, such as 300x top theoretical magnification, long tubing, and sturdy construction. Orion SkyQuest XT Review (XT4.5, XT6, XT8, XT10) Last Updated: September 22, 2020. The Orion SkyQuest XT8g GoTo Dobsonian also includes an EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack for one 2" and three 1.25" eyepieces, hand controller bracket, quick collimation cap, and a digital download insert for Starry Night SE astronomy software. The Moon and planets of our solar system like Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars shine brightly in the Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS, allowing you to inspect them in high-resolution detail. Selecting the right tool for the job is half the battle. Orion has addressed this issue with improved design features and the extra accessories included in its XT8 PLUS package. The 1200mm focal length (f/5.9) XT8 mirror allows you to obtain clear and crisp views at moderate to high magnifications on clear nights with good seeing conditions. Share. Tweet. Ideally, you wouldn’t use a tractor to plant a couple of petunias, and you wouldn’t plow a thousand acres with a gardening trowel.