So, you've heard the term Dobsonian used in the Astronomy circles for a while now but what exactly are these scopes and how do they work? Dobsonians are actually reflector telescopes that use the classic optical system of a newtonian, except the scope sits on a mount like the one you see above. Typical Dobsonians come in 6 to 12-inch sizes. The Saxon 10" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope is an example of a 10-inch tube.
The simplified mount of the Dobsonian makes it very easy to take apart (tube and mount can be separated) and assemble for transporting or storage. What's even better about the Saxon 10" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope is the collapsible tube that folds inward at the middle of the tube. Being extra small and well protected with lens caps, this telescope makes for easy storage. If you are planning to take your telescope along on campaing trips, you'll love how this scope is hardly a space hogger!
By the way, the bearing system of this scope has just gotten a redesign. The new Saxon Collapsible Dobsonians feature buttery smooth azimuth bearings. The Saxon inch Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope can be rotated with just the push of a finger, thanks to the patented Tension Adjustement Control. This eliminates the need to purchase additional counter weight to balance the telescopes especially on non-level surfaces.
To top it off, all of the new Collapsible Dobsonians are shipping now with ultra smooth Crayford focusers and the 10mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepieces.
The Saxon 10" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope is covered by a 5-Year Warranty.
What's In the Box
- saxon 254mm/1200mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope Tube
- Dobsonian Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Two Eyepieces: Plossl 10mm / Plossl 25mm Eyepieces
- saxon 9x50 Finderscope with bracket
- Star / Moon Chart
Saxon - High Quality Optics
The Saxon brand commits to quality and research. The company develops a range of binoculars, telescopes, microscopes and accessories with the understanding of its user’s priorities and needs. Saxon has built each product around the knowledge that everyone’s viewing requirements are different, proven through each precise and well though out product line. Browse a range of Saxon optical products and you'll find that every glass has been designed to help every viewer see only the best in every situation.
Product Code: SAX-239120
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian mount|
|Finderscope Make||9x50 Finder|
|Electronic Hand Control||No|
|Tube Length||800 - 1120mm|
|Warranty Information||5 Years|
|Additional Specifications of Product||No|
|Shipping Dimensions||Tube: 95 x 48 x 46cm3, Base: 77 x 67 x 13cm3|
|Shipping Weight||Tube: 19kg, Base: 15kg|
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