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Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope

- 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
SKU: SXN-239108
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Regular Price: $624.95

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Retail Price $699.00

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Description

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

Specification

Additional Info

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 the Beginner

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Great service and telescope - Review by
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Fantastic Service for Ozscopes,

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

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Pros: easy to carry, price, portability, Accurate, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, great first telescope


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I SAW SATURN.

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!

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Pros: price


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Very happy with my purchase! - Review by
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Ordered the telescope on a Monday night and it arrived on the Wednesday morning - super fast delivery! It was easy to assemble and was made from quality materials. Had a look at the moon the same night and was really surprised to see the detail and magnification of the surface of the moon. Will try and take some images of the moon and maybe some larger constelations. For a novice like me I am very happy and - sorry for the pun - but over the moon with the telescope - recommend it totallly!
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Pros: price, portability


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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!
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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

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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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Pros: price, portability


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A+ Fantastic scope - Review by
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Great service yet once again from ozscopes, you guys are fantastic to deal with. Very good scope, easy to use, low price, fantastic viewing capabilities.
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.
Happy viewing,

Kind regards Rick.E

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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

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Just fits in the Forester! - Review by
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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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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

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Got my first views of Saturn, Venus and the Moon on the morning of the 30/01/11. Absoulutely amazed at the images. Clarity far exceeded my expectations. Saturn was crisp and clear, Rings, divisions and all, (My sister commented that it looked fake). The moon was viewed as Ive never seen it before ( I had to wear sunglasses as it was so bright! ). I took some pics of the moon with a standard 8-Mp digital camera and was very pleased with the results. The telescope isnt small, but not so big as to make transport an issue. As a first telescope, as in my case. I am very happy with the choice I have made and would recommend this telescope to anyone interested in astronomy.
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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!

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Affordable and easy to use - Review by
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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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Pros: user friendly, Good price, great first telescope
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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I am thrilled with what I have seen so far - Review by
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My friend Paul and I drove to Oz scopes a few weeks ago from the country, and met the wonderful team who are knowledgable of the products they sell.
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.

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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

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FAQ

Q:
I'm trying to decide whether a 8inch or 10 ich telescope would be better to use. Does it really make that much of a difference?
A:
Generally, the bigger the aperture the bigger and brighter the image that you'll view. A small increase in aperture results in a large increase in brightness and clarity. A bigger aperture will also give you a higher magnification when the same eyepieces are used. The 8"s highest practical magnification is 406x whereas the 10" is 508x.
Q:
Can the SAXON 8" Dobsonian Telescope follow objects throughout the sky? Can I move the tube to follow objects in the sky or do I have to move the whole telescope to see it?
A:
The Dobsonian's tube moves up down, and the base turns 360 degrees with ball bearings within them, so you do not need to move the whole telescope to find objects. In fact, dobsonians are known for their relatively straightforward mount and is quite easy to use once you get the hang of it!
Q:
I recently bought the Skywatcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope, and so far I am really enjoying the quality of the image (this is my first telescope, but found it really easy to set up and learn to use). I would like to purchase a new eyepiece to increase magnification for planetary viewing - but am not sure which accessory eyepieces are compatible with my scope. Which eyepieces would you recommend? and which mm rating will give the best quality image for planet viewing? (I have the 25mm and 10mm eyepieces that came with the scope)
A:
So glad to hear that your 8" dobsonian is working out so well! I can certainly recommend some additional eyepieces for you! If you are after a full kit, I highly recommend getting the Celestron Eyepiece an Filter kit which can be found on our website here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-eyepiece-and-filter-kit-1-25-in.html It is actually on special for a really good price at the moment, and will give you a complete set of all the eyepieces you would need. It also comes with a moon filter, coloured filters as well as a barlow lens, and turns out a lot cheaper than buying individual eyepieces. If you you would prefer to buy individual eyepiece, I recommend getting about a 6mm for viewing planets in detail (the smaller the lens in mms, the higher the magnification). We have the Saxon 6m5mm 1.25" Plossl for $49.95 on our website here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/saxon-6-5mm-1-25-plossl-eyepiece.html If you are after a better quality one, then you could consider something in the Celestron Omni Series range which can be found here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-omni-series-telescope-eyepieces.html If it is just magnification you are after, then you can consider getting a barlow lens. This will double (or triple) the magnification of any of your existing eyepieces and will give you more magnification. However, the resolution and brightness won't be quite as good as a dedicated eyepiece. You can find the SAXON 2X 1.25" barlow lens for $57.95 on our website here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/achromatic-barlow-lens-saxon-2x-1-25-inch.html

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