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Saxon DeepSky 10" Dobsonian Telescope

- Huge 10" aperture will brightly illuminate 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
SKU: SXN-239110
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Regular Price: $1,099.00

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Retail Price $1,199.00

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Description

The Saxon Dobsonian 10 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".

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.

The Saxon 10” Dobsonian features a primary mirror made of Pyrex glass. Because of its very low coefficient of thermal expansion, Pyrex glass is less affected by changing temperatures. This greatly reduces the cooling time of a telescope larger than 8” in dameter without using an extra fan. The great stability of this low expansion glass ensures high quality images. It is also substantially more resistant to scratching then plate glass. Available on 254mm/120mm (10") only

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

Saxon 10" Dobsonian Telescope Features:
- Huge 10" aperture will brightly illuminate 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

Specification

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Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Lens Material
Diameter 254mm
Focal Length 1200mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 58mm
F/ratio F/4.7
Highest Practical Power 508x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.7
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 12.42Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length)
Tripod Height
Shipping Weight 14.8+19Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 67x 80 x 11 cm3 / 126.5 x 47 x 51.5 cm3
Manufacturer Saxon
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For the Hobbyist

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Wow, that's big! - Review by
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80
Well, that was my wife's reaction when she saw my 10" Saxxon Dobsonian Telescope. Well, all jokes aside, this is a very good telescope.

In the first night I was easily able to see Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. I also saw Jupiter's Galilean moons as small diamonds near the planet.

It's not too heavy to move around and easy to assemble together.

I'm very happy with it and look forward to seeing as many deep sky objects as I can. I'm excited by what this scope can offer and reckon some more powerful eyepieces will make viewing even better!

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Pros: portability, Good price, portable, great first telescope, accurate, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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Excellent telescope! - Review by
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100
Finally, after 2 weeks, it arrives....perfectly collimated and in great condition. It took around 40 mins for my 11 year old son and I to assemble (make sure you have a "REAL" Phillips head screwdriver handy.
So, after the rain finally finished, I took it outside. It may be a heavy Dobsonian, but in two separate pieces, it's not difficult to carry. The finderscope was very easy to align, even without the moon. We saw Saturn, Mars and a few nebulae as well as many globular clusters. All I can say is....WOW! Even with the cheap(ish) Plossl eyepieces that come with the scope, the images were truly amazing. This was my first Dobsonian and I was amazed at how easy it was to move the scope around and target objects. Couldn't be any happier :)

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Pros: price, Accurate, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!, Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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great scope for a budget dobsonian - Review by
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100
Well, what can I say? I love my Dobsonians, so I bought this scope for my cousin to try and get him into astronomy. I also thought that I would test it out first,and I've found that the quality is awesome and the views are nice and crisp. The 2 eyepieces that come with the scope are of good quality, but I do suggest you purchase additional eyepiece when you purchase this telescope.

10'' is a good starting area for beginners to astronomy and this scope wont dissapoint; for the price this is a great scope and will give you years of awesome views.
P.S scope arrived completely collimated there was no need to adjust anything.

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Pros: price, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, Cheap, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!, Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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This telescope won't disappoint - Review by
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I've only had this scope for a short time but I have been able to get some observing done and the results were great.It may have been a minor challenge to take it outside but once its out there you will find that it was worth it! The telescope brings beautiful images and it is easy to use.I checked out Jupiter and it was stunning and I also love how smooth the focusing mechanism is. Sure it might be a little problem if you want to take somewhere less light polluted but once you got everything set up your in for a very good night of observing. I love this telescope and I'm sure you will to. Thanks OZScopes!!!
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Pros: price, Accurate, Decent glass, accurate, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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Just wondered how the telescopes were delivered? I live out of town and only have a PO Box so will that be sufficient to recieve the parcel or will it be sent by courier? Also - I was looking at getting the SAXON 10" Dobsonian - are the supplied eyepieces good enough to see clear views of Saturn and jupiter or do I need to purchase ones with greater magnification?
A:
Our telescopes are delivered via courier (Australian Air Express) and yes, they will deliver to PO Boxes. With PO Boxes the staff at the counter will usually sign for it and assign you a card for pick up. If your PO box is not a staffed post office they will leave a card and send it to the nearest post office. Once the item ships you will also get a tracking number so you can track the delivery online. You'll know which depot/location it's at each time. The 10" Dob's highest useful magnification is 508x, so the smallest eyepiece you can get that will achieve that high a magnification is a 2.3mm. For viewing the moon and planets, 75-200x magnification is best. Anything more than 200x you'll need really steady skies to make the additional magnification work for you. The Saxon 10" Dobsonian comes with two 10mm and 25mm eyepieces, which gives the telescope a 120x magnification and 48x magnification respectively. With a 10" aperture you should definitely be able to see Jupiter and Saturn clearly. The clarity of what you can see is more dependent on the aperture of the telescope and the seeing conditions rather than the magnification. The large 10" aperture will let you see a lot of detail under good seeing conditions (clear, still night sky from a dark sky site), whereas magnification is just about how big the planet looks through your eyepiece. I generally recommend using the eyepieces that you have first and getting a grasp of how to use the telescope and what you can see before deciding on what extra eyepieces to get.

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