Saxon DeepSky 10" Dobsonian Telescope
Retail Price $1199
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:
|Product Weight (KG)||No|
|User Level||For Intermediate|
|Highest Practical Magnification||508x|
|Eyepieces||Plossl 10 & 25mm|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian Mount|
|Warranty||5 Years Limited Warranty|
- Wow, that's big!
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! (Posted on 6/10/2017)
- Excellent telescope!
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 :) (Posted on 6/10/2017)
- great scope for a budget dobsonian
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.
(Posted on 6/10/2017)
- This telescope won't disappoint