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Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes



Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes (SCT) have long been a favorite of amateurs, both casual and serious, for many years.  The SCT is a telescope design that uses both mirrors and lenses to "fold" the light into the smaller area where the eyepiece and eye are placed.  Because of the "folding" of the light, SCT's can have impressive aperture and an extremely compact size.  The SCT is considered a "jack of all trades" telescope and is frequently used for both visual viewing and astrophotography.

At the Observatory, we have a number of SCT's to choose from starting as small as 5 inches up to a behemoth 14 inch monster!  We use the SCT's every night we are open and treat our visitors many and varied deep sky views.  Because of its flexibility and relatively easy transportability, we recommend this style of telescope often to our customers. 

Orion offers SCT's in a number of sizes, configurations and price points.


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Orion offers the SCT in several styles and sizes including the ever-popular 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain.  One of the beauties of the SCT is its compact size.  Even the largest of Orion's offerings weighs only 27 1/2 pounds and measures in at slightly under 24". The mounts that the SCT's go on can be as simple as an alt-azimuth (you aim and point) to fully computer-controlled Go-to.  Your budget is your only limitation.  These SCT's can easily be used visually or for astrophotography with the accessories available from Orion.

















SkyView Pro 8 XLT SCT
  • Now you can own the time-tested 8" Schmidt-Cass outfitted the Orion way
  • Hand-figured 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cass optics made in the USA by Celestron
  • StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coating system comes standard on all Orion SCTs
  • The solid SkyView Pro equatorial mount lets you navigate the night sky effortlessly
  • The SkyView Pro mount can be upgraded to Go-To or Intelliscope capabilities at any time
  • Includes 26mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, star diagonal, and 8x40 finder. Two-year limited warranty
  • Starry Night special edition software.

$1449.95
SkyView Pro 8 Go-To Schmidt Cassegrain
  • GoTo computerized controller lets you locate 13,000+ celestial wonders with pushbutton ease!
  • Powerful and versatile Schmidt-Cassegrain system combines huge light grasp with easy portability
  • Hand-figured 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cass optics made in the USA by Celestron
  • StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coating system comes standard on all Orion SCTs
  • Includes 26mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, star diagonal, and 8x40 finder. Two-year limited warranty.
  • Starry Night special edition software.
$1899.95
Sirius 8 EQ-G Schmidt Cass with Go-To Controller
  • A perfect union of great optics and a state-of-the-art mount at an exceptionally attractive price
  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are crafted in the USA. by Celestron with StarBright XLT multi-coatings
  • Sturdy Sirius EQ-G mount accepts either a GoTo controller or a standard dual-axis controller
  • GoTo controller's database contains over 13,000 objects for celestial viewing
  • One-year limited warranty
  • Starry Night special edition software.
$2199.95
Sirius 9.25 EQ-G Schmidt Cass with Go-To Controller
  • Legendary 9.25" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optics and precision GoTo mount deliver top performance
  • Optics made in USA by Celestron and coated with StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coatings
  • Sturdy Sirius mount accepts either dual-axis controller or GoTo controller
  • Computerized pointing to over 13,400 objects with the user-friendly, pushbutton hand controller
  • Other standard accessories include 8x40 finder scope, star diagonal, and 26mm Sirius Plossl
  • Starry Night special edition software.
$2699.95
Sirius 9.25 EQ-G Schmidt Cass with Dual-Axis Ctrl
  • Legendary 9.25" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optics and precision GoTo mount deliver top performance
  • Optics made in USA by Celestron and coated with StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coatings
  • Sturdy Sirius mount accepts either dual-axis controller or GoTo controller
  • Included dual-axis controller provides precision slewing, tracking and guiding funtions
  • Other standard accessories include 8x40 finder scope, star diagonal, and 26mm Sirius Plossl
  • Starry Night special edition software.
$2399.95
Atlas 11 EQ-G Schmidt Cass with Dual-Axis Control
  • Combines giant 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain optics with the beefiest mount in its price class
  • A "do-it-all" instrument that can take you places no other comparably priced telescope can go
  • Features StarBright XLT high-performance coatings for enhanced light transmission
  • Includes 9x50 dovetail finder scope, 1.25" diagonal, 26mm (107x) Sirius Plossls eyepiece
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • Starry Night special edition software.
$2949.95
Atlas 11 EQ-G Schmidt Cass with Go-To Controller
  • Combines giant 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain optics with the beefiest GoTo mount in its price class
  • A "do-it-all" instrument that can take you places no other comparably priced telescope can go
  • Features StarBright XLT high-performance coatings for enhanced light transmission
  • Includes 9x50 dovetail finder scope, 1.25" diagonal, 26mm (107x) Sirius Plossl eyepiece
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • Starry Night special edition software.
$3249.95
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orion8sct_otaORION 8" XLT Schmidt Cassegrain OTA  $1049.95  
  • StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coating system comes standard on all Orion SCTs
  • 2032mm focal length (f/10)for high-magnification study of lunar and planetary detail
  • Large aperture allows for visual and photographic forays to faint nebulas and galaxies
  • Includes dovetail mounting rail that fits Orion SkyView Pro/Atlas mounts and Celestron's CG-5 mount
  • Includes a front dust cap and 1.25" visual back
 $1049.95
orion9.5sct_ota.jpgOrion 9.25" XLT Schmidt Cassegrain OTA 
  • StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coating system comes standard on all Orion SCTs
  • 2350 mm focal length (f/10) for high-magnification study of lunar and planetary detail
  • Large aperture allows for visual and photographic forays to faint nebulas and galaxies
  • Includes dovetail mounting rail that fits Orion SkyView Pro/Atlas mounts and Celestron's CG-5 mount
  • Includes a front dust cap and 1.25" visual back

$1489.95
orion11sct_otaOrion 11" XLT Schmidt Cassegrain OTA 
  • StarBright XLT high-performance multi-coating system comes standard on all Orion SCTs
  • 2800mm focal length (f/10)  for high-magnification study of lunar and planetary detail
  • Large 11" aperture allows for visual and photographic forays to faint nebulas and galaxies
  • Includes dovetail mounting rail that fits Orion Sirius and Atlas mounts and Celestron's CG-5 mount
  • Includes a front dust cap and 1.25" visual back; no other acccessories. Two-year limited warranty

$2199.95

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