Saxon is a long time leader in optics and telescope technology. So it is no wonder their research and quality design was merged to produce one of their most sought after telescopes - the Saxon 12" Dobsonian Telescope. This scope features a huge diameter (12 inches) and a remarkable 1500mm focal length. Also fitted with a Pyrex glass, you can be assured you are looking through stunning visual quality.
The Saxon 12" Dobsonian Telescope is fitted with a primary mirror made of Pyrex Glass. This type of glass, typically used in laboratories, can withstand thermal expansion extremely well and is hence less likely to expand or contract due to temperatures changes. The consistency of this glass ensures the images produces are always sharp. Pyrex glass is also substantially more resistant to scratching than plate glass.
This scope faeturs a solid 2" Crayford focuser and 1.25" adapter so eyepieces of any size is acceptable. This model also includes a new Tension Control Handle feature.
Proprietary Tension Control Handle
The Saxon 12" Dobsonian Telescope is fitted with a Tension Control Handle (US Patent #6,940,642), to provide a tension adjuster so that users can easily turns to add or reduce tension, thereby increasing or decreasing the friction between the optical tube and the sideboard of the mount. Telescopes then need not be balanced in order to stay in position. A tension adjuster also allows the optical tube to stay in position although the tube can still be moved when prompted.
The Saxon 12 inch Dobsonian Telesocpe is covered by a 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
|Optical Design||Newtonian (Parabolic)|
|Secondary Mirror Diameter||70mm|
|Highest Practical Power||609x|
|Faintest Steller Magnitude||15.4|
|Focuser Diameter||2" with 1.25" adapter|
|Eyepieces||Plossl 25mm and 10mm (1.25")|
|Ground Board Diameter (Base)||52cm|
|Shipping Weight||Box 1: 20kg
Box 2: 22kg
Box 3: 11kg
|Shipping Carton Dimensions||Box 1: 157cm x 53cm x 54cm
Box 2: 76cm x 72cm x 13cm
Box 3: 46cm x 46cm x 25cm
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: DOB12
|Finderscope Make||9x50 Finder|
|Electronic Hand Control||No|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian mount|
|Warranty Information||5 Years|
|Additional Specifications of Product||No|
- Absolutely breathtaking! Review by Mel
- Happy with the purchase and technical support that I've been given. Review by Daniel
This was also very easy to setup, the manual is detailed and I had it up in about 45 minutes with very little knowledge to begin with.
Very happy with the product, and the support is invaluable that's been provided.
Thanks! (Posted on 26/06/2017)
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