Price at Time of Rating: $389
- This is no small telescope, but for the price, with its 8 inch diameter, you will see vivid and detailed views of the moon, planets, and galaxies that you just don’t get with other comparably priced scopes.
- With a 46.5 inch optical tube that weighs about 20 pounds, and a sturdy 20 pound mount and base that is perfectly balanced for ease of use, this scope isn’t as easy as some others to transport.
- The SkyQuest XT 8 is a very simple point and view telescope that will reward you with amazingly clear views of the night sky.
- If you want to take this scope to the next level, then consider getting it with a bundle of additional eyepieces…you’ll be glad you did.
Rating by Brian on July 14, 2016