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
|Recommended Usage||Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets|
|User Level||For the Beginner|
Quite easy to set up and gaze away, The aperture size is just perfect for the backyard or dark-sky viewer alike.
Would buy from this company again and recommend it.
Regards Joel (Posted on May 26, 2015)
Pros: easy to carry, price, portability, Accurate, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, great first telescope
After debating long and hard whether or not to buy this for my girlfriend, I finally puckered up the courage and did it! This is the best choice I could have made. Saturn was small and fast but I got a good 5 minutes view (rings and all =D).
It arrived well under the advised time (to Sydney) and in almost perfect condition.
The only Negative, there was a small chip on the bottom of one side of stand. On the point that everybody can see too! But it is not that big and can honestly look passed it.
Great stuff Oz scopes. All my purchases in the future are yours! (Posted on Aug 09, 2012)
Pros: price, user friendly, great first telescope, accurate, quality +++
Cons: Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected
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.
(Posted on Dec 28, 2011)
I saw the moon like never before and the beautiful jupiter with two easily visible bands and 4 moons. Highly recommend for all levels of astronomy. Is not light as it is a rather large dobsonian, but is transportable in one trip by a single person if you have a fairly strong upper body. Highly satisfied customer.
Kind regards Rick.E (Posted on Aug 15, 2011)
Pros: price, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, great first telescope, accurate, 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
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. (Posted on Feb 27, 2011)
Pros: user friendly, Good price, Decent glass
Cons: tripod quality, Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected
Pros: easy to carry, price, Accurate, user friendly, great first telescope, accurate, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!
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. (Posted on May 27, 2010)
Pros: user friendly, Good price, great first telescope
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!
The frist view of course was the moon, seen as never before.
Since I have viewed Betelgeuse, Mars, Sirius, Saturn (the rings are amazing as are the moons, the Orion Nebula and many other features I would not have thought we could find.
A large and small MLC and eye nebula.
The scope may be hand controlled but using a simple compass and the starry night software, the scope is easy to line up and find the desired view.
Paul may be handicapped with both hands damaged but the movements are so precise and easy to use I can only say this is a magnificent scope.
P.S be careful of looking at full moon, it can hurt the eye's.
Thank you OZ scopes and Samantha. (Posted on Mar 16, 2010)
Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, Cheap, portable, great first telescope, accurate, adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: focus mechanism