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 Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
The XT6i, with its object locator, allows the novice stargazer to find more than 14,000 objects with pushbutton ease. The Dobsonian telescope base is very stable yet portable, and the computerized IntelliScope system helps locate objects in seconds.
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Good scope but hard to align
PostedApril 23, 2011
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Michael114
from Central, SC
Owned this product for:Over 1 year
Optical Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Mechanical Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Assembly & Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I have had this scope for more than a year now and use it just like the XT6 because it is very hard to align the IntelliScope. I have called Orion for help, and they have given me advice but none worked. I have it on level ground, read the owners manual, watched the video's, aligned the tube vertical, and the IntelliScope is off by several warp factors. If I had it to do over again, I would purchase the XT8 for about the same price without the IntelliScope.
Favorite viewing location: My clubs observatory
Favorite object to observe: Jupiter and Saturn it's a draw
Pros: good optical quality, light weight, newly added video instructions
Cons: can't align intelliscope, hard to follow written assembly instructions, low end factory view finder
No, I do not recommend this product.
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