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Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope

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  • Significantly large 8" aperture for well illuminated images
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
  • Able to achieve high levels of magnification
  • Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
  • 5 Years Manufacturer Warranty
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    Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope

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    • Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope
    Summary
    Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope

    The Saxon Dobsonian 8 Reflector Telescope is a powerful telescope which allows you to see further into the nightsky without bursting your budget. They are one of the Best First Time User's Telescope as they give the most value. This is due to its unique design, whereby the majority of the product cost goes into its high-quality lens.

    The Saxon Dobsonian range of telescopes come in 6", 8", 10", and 12". The Saxon Dob 8 " has an aperture of 203mm which is significantly much larger than other telescopes.

    It also comes with Plossl lens which are one of the more expensive to manufacture because of the quality of glass, and the need for well matched convex and concave lenses to prevent internal reflections. Set up is a lot easier compared to tripod-based models. Simply mount the main unit on the base and you're good to go.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope Features:
  • Significantly large 8" aperture for well illuminated images
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
  • Able to achieve high levels of magnification
  • Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
  • 5 Years Manufacturer Warranty
  • Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope

    The Saxon Dobsonian 8 Reflector Telescope is a powerful telescope which allows you to see further into the nightsky without bursting your budget. They are one of the Best First Time User's Telescope as they give the most value. This is due to its unique design, whereby the majority of the product cost goes into its high-quality lens.

    The Saxon Dobsonian range of telescopes come in 6", 8", 10", and 12". The Saxon Dob 8 " has an aperture of 203mm which is significantly much larger than other telescopes.

    It also comes with Plossl lens which are one of the more expensive to manufacture because of the quality of glass, and the need for well matched convex and concave lenses to prevent internal reflections. Set up is a lot easier compared to tripod-based models. Simply mount the main unit on the base and you're good to go.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope Features:
  • Significantly large 8" aperture for well illuminated images
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
  • Able to achieve high levels of magnification
  • Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
  • 5 Years Manufacturer Warranty
  • Specifications
    Specifications
    Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
    Lens Material
    Diameter 203mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Scondary Mirror Diameter 47mm
    F/ratio F/5.9
    Highest Practical Power 406x
    Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.2
    Resoving Power 0.56
    Finderscope 9x50 Finder
    Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
    Focuser Crayford
    Color White
    Diagonal
    Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Plossl 25 and 10
    Mount Type Dobsonian
    Slow-motion Control
    Counterweight(s)
    Piggyback Bracket
    Accessory Tray
    Ground Board Diameter 52cm
    Ground Board Weight(s)
    Motor Drive
    Go-to
    Tube Weight 7.98Kgs
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length)
    Tripod Height
    Shipping Weight 14.8+16.55Kgs
    Shipping Carton Dimensions 67x 80 x 11 cm3 / 125 x 39.5 x 46.5 cm3
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 203mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/5.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 406x
    Finderscope 9x50
    Eyepieces Plossl 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty

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    Awesome first telescope! - Review by
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    100
    Got this as my first telescope, its awesome and easy to use, easy to setup and put together and its an all round good quality starting telescope! fast shipping as well from ozscopes.com.au recommended for first timers! (Posted on )
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    Good product and helpful service - Review by
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    80
    Just got the scope today and went out tonight to Kangaroo Ground to look for a darker night spot. but the sky was too bright with the new crescent plus the bright Western sky from Melbourne city making viewing of milky way much harder. Orion and some constellation are clearly visible.

    Managed to see great details of moon craters, Jupiter with its moons - Great crisp picture. Will scout for a good location further away from CBD to have a better view of DSOs and nebulae

    I also look forward to buying more lenses and filters to add to the fantastic experience.
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    Just fits in the Forester! - Review by
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    80
    On reflection, it would have been better to spend just a little more for the collapsible version. But it does fit in the boot when the scope is pulled off the (heavy) mount. Only two hand bolts to do that.

    That said, using the standard eyepieces, have had some great views of the Orion, Crab and Tarantula Nebulae, can see the stripes on Jupiter, and have just this last week got clear views of Saturn, with the ring belt clearly showing as it circles in front of Saturn. (Although not separate rings as other reviewers have said - maybe they bought other eyepieces?)

    Just panning around through the Milky Way is pretty mind boggling...

    It is a bugger to move around and awkward. I fitted two caster wheels to replace two of the feet, but not much better.

    Now I am tossing up what to buy in the way of filters and eyepieces to go a bit further. The website is somewhat unclear about the differences and purposes of the different options.

    The staff were great to deal with and the delivery incredibly quick.
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    Affordable and easy to use - Review by
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    100
    Thanks OzScopes! Your prompt delivery and great service was much appreciated.
    This telescope gave me my first view of star clusters and nebula.
    The software that comes with it is great to. Fantastic for beginners like me.
    Now to buy some more eyepieces.
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