Orion SkyQuest XX12 IntelliScope Newtonian reflector
With the help of Orion's SkyQuest XX12 reflector, finding faint deep-sky treats just got easier.
June 23, 2009
This review appeared in the August 2009 issue of Astronomy magazine
The SkyQuest XX12 IntelliScope combines a 12-inch reflector with a truss-tube Dobsonian mount. Orion includes a computerized object locator with a database of 14,000 objects.
Internet astronomy forums were abuzz last fall with speculation about the new flagship telescope that Orion Telescopes and Binoculars was about to unveil. When the curtain went up, we saw the SkyQuest XX12, a 12-inch f/4.9 Newtonian reflector complete with Orion's IntelliScope object-location system. The XX12 is Orion's first Dobsonian style telescope with an open truss-tube design. Recently, I had a chance to put the XX12 through its paces, and I must say that I came away impressed.
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