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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
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Summary
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 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
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
Manufacturer Saxon
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For Beginners

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Awesome first telescope! - Review by
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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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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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