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
  • 5 Years Manufacturer Warranty
  • SKU: SXN-239108
    Stock Status: AVAILABLE
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    $529.95

    Retail Price $699.00

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    Saxon DeepSky 8" Dobsonian Telescope 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
  • 5 Years Manufacturer Warranty
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    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
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 203mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/5.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 406x
    Finderscope 9x50
    Eyepieces Plossl 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (12)
    Great service and telescope
    Overall Score
    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
    Review by Joel (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Awesome
    Overall Score
    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!
    Review by Olly (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Very happy with my purchase!
    Overall Score
    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! Review by Axel Mertens (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Good product and helpful service
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Jeremy (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Awesome first telescope!
    Overall Score
    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! Review by David (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent Telescope
    Overall Score
    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. Review by Steve (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Just fits in the Forester!
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Alan Kerlin (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    A+ Fantastic scope
    Overall Score
    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
    Review by rick (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Very good.
    Overall Score
    Great product and good serivce. I would have no qualms about buying again from this company. Review by Colin (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    A terrific scope especially for first time users.
    Overall Score
    Thank you for a wonderful scope.
    The Moon come up so crisp and clear, it is like one could step right onto it.
    I was almost blinded last night using the scope to view the full moon.

    Now that I am getting used to the scope and using the software to find where to look along with a compass it is proving to be wonderful.
    A fantastic piece of equipment if you have the room to sotre it easily or keep it secure outdoors.

    I look forward to buying more lenses and filters to add to the fantastic experience.

    Many thanks for a great product.
    Paul.
    Review by Paul Rousseaux (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    I am thrilled with what I have seen so far
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by William Shepherd (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Affordable and easy to use
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Glenn Ryan (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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