Saxon DeepSky 6" Dobsonian Telescope

  • Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
  • Significantly large 6" aperture for well illuminated images
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
  • SKU: SXN-239106
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    $389.95

    Retail Price $534.95

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    Product Description
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    The Saxon Dobsonian 6 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. *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down. Saxon 6" Dobsonian Telescope Features:
  • Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
  • Significantly large 6" aperture for well illuminated images
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Specifications
    Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
    Lens Material
    Diameter 153mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Scondary Mirror Diameter 34.5mm
    F/ratio F/7.8
    Highest Practical Power 306x
    Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.6
    Resoving Power 0.74
    Finderscope 6x30 Finder
    Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
    Color White
    Diagonal
    Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and 10
    Mount Type
    Slow-motion Control
    Counterweight(s)
    Piggyback Bracket
    Accessory Tray
    Ground Board Diameter 52cm
    Ground Board Weight(s)
    Motor Drive
    Go-to
    Tube Weight 5.78Kgs
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length)
    Tripod Height
    Shipping Weight 14.8+10Kgs
    Shipping Carton Dimensions 67x 80 x 11 cm3 / 126 x 39 x 37 cm3
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 153mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.8
    Highest Practical Magnification 306x
    Finderscope 6x30
    Eyepieces Plossl 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (14)
    Great telescope to start with
    Overall Score
    I'm a 38 year old Physics teacher and (surprisingly) this is the first telescope I've ever owned. I'm not sure why I haven't bought one before, but I thought I'd start out with something not too expensive. Upon receiving the telescope, putting it together was pretty straight forward, and as luck would have it I had a clear night and a bright Moon to test it out. It was easy enough setting it up to get a crisp view of the Moon and it's craters; I was even able to get a couple of good photos by holding my iPhone camera up to the eyepiece. I then pointed the telescope at the brightest star and, having not consulted any start charts but figuring it must have been a planet, was pleasantly surprised to see Jupiter and its red belts, along with four of its moons. The following night, I was able to get a good look at Saturn and its rings. And all of that was seen from just outside the back door. I'm looking forward to checking out more of the night sky! Review by Joel (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great First Telescope
    Overall Score
    I purchased this second hand from a man who got it from ozhut and it was still in new condition. First night out and easily set up, playing around with lens and finally got a great pic of moon. Even took photos with the iPhone thru the eye piece. Next onto Mars. It's very fiddley and close up a slight nudge of the stand puts you off. Not sure if it's touchy do simian stand of beginners error. All up I am very happy with picture quality and how easy it is. Point and shoot. Definitely recommended. It's a little big and heavy but I roll it around on a skateboard to get around. Review by Ashlee (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Amazing telescope, good for the money
    Overall Score
    Having previously owned a 60 mm refractor, this was my first 'serious' telescope. So far, the views of the moon and planets are awesome, with lots of detail. Have barely scratched the surface in terms of deep sky objects.

    It strikes the perfect balance between aperture and portability, as well as price an quality, and is probably the all round best beginner telescope. Additionally, it is big enough to keep you satisfied for many years.

    Unless you happen to have a good local dealer (rare, Australian Geographic doesn't count), I thoroughly recommend buying from ozscopes. To upgrade, colour filters as well as more and better eyepieces will fully unlock the potential of this magnificent scope.
    Review by Alexander Bakin (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great telescope & impressed with the images.
    Overall Score
    This telescope was for my two children (10yrs & under). My son received a department store el cheapo for his birthday some months ago. It sparked his interest but was a real pain to use and images poor, so bad I took it back.

    The Dobsonian was recommended by a friend. Delivery was fine and all arrived undamaged. Assembly was straighforward. Nights haven't been so kind, with almost every night cloudy since.

    So far I have seen the craters on the moon in awsome detail. Also, I have seen Jupiter with a couple of its cloud bands and four of its moons. Looking forward to some clear nights.

    Although no expert is astronomy, I would recommend this telescope to any beginner.

    Review by Peter M. (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Awesome telescope!
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    Telescope arrived 2 days after I purchased it. All items were packaged appropriately and flawless. Telescope was properly collimated and instructions of assembly were sufficiently easy to follow.
    First night out revealed great detail on jupiter and some clusters and M42 nebula that I had time to investigate.
    So far I have been thoroughly impressed with the telescope and great service from ozscopes!
    Review by Ross (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Good! (I think)
    Overall Score
    Disclaimer: I'm a amateur so what would I know.

    Fast shipping. Easy setup. I have managed to align the finder scope with by pointing at a mountain. Also managed to look at some distant high rise buildings on the gold coast and a small boat far out to sea. Looking forward to a clear night for star gazing.
    Review by Sam (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    A really great gift idea as its not to expensive and assembles easily. My partner loved getting this for xmas.
    Overall Score
    I bought this telescope as a xmas gift for my partner, it went together quite easily and is easily manouvourable. Its a great first telescope and he absolutely loves it. Review by Jenny Troeger (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Brilliant!
    Overall Score
    This is my first telescope. It's extremely easy to use, very upgradable with lenses, filters and eyepieces. I intend to get a digital camera mount for it, but being impatient, simply took some freehand photos of the moon the other night through the eypiece and the detail is astonishing! This was a great choice, and the people at OzScopes actually talked me DOWN from a more expensive telescope. Honesty goes a long way. Brilliant customer service. Thank you very much OzScopes, you have earned a regular customer. Review by Ash (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    I love this telescope.
    Overall Score
    I got my scope just two days after order was placed. The staff support is fantastic and they really know what they're talking about. What this scope sees blows my mind away; nebulas (I even found the dark nebula in Carina!), distant comets, distant star clusters etc. You can see the red belts on Jupiter and the sharpness of Saturn's rings (even the black Cassini division), and you can see some of their moons. All this from my yard in a light polluted suburb! Though heavy to carry (ended up putting wheels on it). Unlike a tripod setup, this scope takes up very little room and looks good ornamentally so there is no need set up every time. If it had the wheels and the red dot finder i would have given it the 5th star.

    Great scope overall and would recommended it without hesitation.
    Review by Suzanne (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Amazing first telescope
    Overall Score
    I finally got a few good viewing nights in a row, and what an amazing telescope this has turned out to be.

    I've been able to see the moon in crisp detail, along with a small yet clear mars. But to my delight i've been able to see a very clear Saturn along with it's rings. This is really a great first telescope and it has fueled my passion for more star gazing
    Review by Stephen D (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Been cloudy since I bought it (true)
    Overall Score
    The telescope was easy to assemble and the one partially clear night we have had, it showed great promise, roll on Spring. Review by Tim O'Doherty (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great first telescope
    Overall Score
    It is quick and easy to assemble.
    I've seen the moon and its craters in crisp detail.
    The belts of jupiter are clearly visible along with its large moons.
    The finder scope is very good for quickly locating objects.
    It's relatively easy to carry given its size.

    Great telescope overall and definitely recommended.
    Review by Nick (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    It's a nice scope
    Overall Score
    I ordered my telescope on August 2009.

    It's quick to put together, about 20 mins if you follow the instructions carefully.
    You can see stars quite well with this scope, and the finderscope works very well.
    Antares looks nice and red with the scope, and the Jewel box cluster was fine, you could also easily see Jupiter's belt marks and moons, along with Saturn's rings. It's very good for astronomical observing, but I guess that will be affected by your location.
    It is a good solid telescope, with a relatively easy to move mount, the mount easily separates from the tube, making it quite portable.

    Overall, a very good telescope, I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

    Review by Danny (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great telescope
    Overall Score
    I'm really happy with telescope. Alice Springs is a great place to use because there is a lot of clear nights. I have had lots of help from club members up here.
    Really helpful staff at Ozscopes when I was buying the telescope. They gave me good advice & from what I have learned, it was the right advice. I have recommended a friend to contact Ozscopes.
    Review by Billie (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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