Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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Christopher K.
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Post by Christopher K. » April 15th, 2015, 8:13 pm

From Orion's now-legendary Classic Dobsonian line, the 4.5 is very transportable at almost eight kilograms. I cannot outline personally all the benefits of this specific model, but I confirm the following performance (even in currently light pollution levels as plagues HRPO)...
*This telescope will easily pick up the disks and colors of Uranus and Neptune.
*This telescope can home in on at least sixty different features on the Moon.
*This telescope will very easily show the night-to-night positions of the four largest moons of Jupiter.

The Highland Road Park Observatory is currently raffling off a 4.5. The drawing will take place on Saturday the 25th at International Astronomy Day. The purchaser does not have to be present to win, but must be over eighteen.

About the raffle:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/ad_raffle.html

About the telescope:
http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Dob ... egoryId=13
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Christopher K.
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Re: Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Post by Christopher K. » May 2nd, 2015, 4:40 pm

The winner of the telescope stopped by HRPO today. In addition to the scope the winner left with two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm) and a passcode for downloading a sky chart program.

Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets. The balance of the proceeds (whatever isn't needed to cover the cost of this year's IAD) will go into HRPO's BREC Foundation account.

Christopher K.
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Re: Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Post by Christopher K. » November 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm

For anyone considering buying a telescope as a gift (or for oneself), HRPO will have present purchasing tips to the public (no admission fee) on Friday 6 December at 7:30pm. Remember, although binoculars can be purchased locally, a telescope worth the price must be bought mail-order (almost always). When it arrives, check the contents against the package slip immediately, and test it as soon as the weather allows!

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