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    Default Orbitor 9000 6" reflector



    I realize this is a very old thread but I'm very new here. There's one of these near me with an asking price of $300 (I'm in Canada) and I can find virtually no information on this scope. Hoping that by now somebody has had some experience with this scope and can offer some info.

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    Default Re: Orbitor 9000 6" reflector

    Hello and welcome to the forums, these telescopes are definitely NOT worth $300CDN, I have one that was given to me by my neighbors as a gift.
    They paid $95CDN for it (new in BC)
    The mirror is spherical and with a focal ration of f/5 it is only good for low power sweeping.
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    Default Re: Orbitor 9000 6" reflector

    Ditto to what Gabby said - JUNK!!!!! You should consider getting an 8" Dob like the one I have. When I was getting started almost 9 years ago I almost bought a 6" one but the good people here advised to skip the 6" one and go for the 8" one. Knowing very little at the time I took their suggested and bought the Skywatcher one with absolutely no regrets!!! Skywatcher and Orion make good ones. Take a look:

    https://khanscope.com/products/sky-w...lescope-s11610

    https://www.amazon.ca/Orion-8945-Sky...-1-spons&psc=1

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    Default Re: Orbitor 9000 6" reflector

    Thanks for your help. I found a Skywatcher near me for $375. Can't post links yet so here is the description:

    8" Skywatcher Dobsonian Telescope. For anyone interested in Astronomy this is an amazing telescope and this is the perfect time of year to buy it. The photo of the moon was taken with my iPhone pointed into the telescope. I used it for a couple of years but now have no room to store it. Included extras include a Solar Filter to safely view the sun, and a Barlow lens to magnify the image by 2x. Excellent condition with one exception - the cross hairs in the small aiming scope are slightly warped from having been pointed at the sun. The main telescope is in perfect condition. The retail value of all the items is over $750.


    There are only stock pictures posted, none of the actual one he's selling. Also, is the "slightly warped" crosshairs a concern? Is there other possible damage from having been pointed at the sun. Appreciate your input.

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    Default Re: Orbitor 9000 6" reflector

    The prices you are finding are a bit high. Usually used items (unless unique or hard to find) are 50-60% new price.
    Here is a brand new telescope, with warranty and dealer support for not much more.
    https://www.all-startelescope.com/sa...roducts_id=247
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