Orion XT8 plus vs GSO 8 inch professional dobsonian

Hi, I want to get myself a telescope and I am contemplating on whether to go with the Orion XT8 plus or the GSO 8 inch Professional Dobsonian. Can anybody help me choose the right one?

Hi !
I have one Orion xt8 dobsonian with me . I don’t know about gso , but both brands are good ! The xt8 is a nice scope , you could get good visual for both planets and nebulas . But you need to buy some more eyepieces since they are generally provide with an 25 mm and and an Orion shorty 2x Barlow lens . You may need to buy a larger eyepiece such as 35 mm for good visuals . Here are few of my pics through my xt8 and my both phone cam and ZWO 120mcs cam !



@Thiyagarajan these images are stunning. I would love to learn how to photograph using dob and process these images

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Thanks @Chandrasekar_C !!! . I will create an new topic on planetary and moon photographing through a dobsonian telescope soon !


Thank you. Appreciate if you can share some tips and tricks in settings, stacking and processing techniques.

Yes of coarse .I will do everything i can !!!


My second attempt capturing Jupiter and Saturn yesterday using my GSO 8 inch Dob and Nikon D3300. Thanks @siva and @Venkatesh_Rajamani for your inputs.