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Saxon 6" Dobsonian Telescope (6 inch)

SKU: SAX-DOB6-239106

This telescope with a large tube comes with the largest aperture in its price range. At 6" (150mm), images will appear bright and sharp. This Saxon 6" Dobsonian Telescope sits on an extremely simple to use but sturdy wooden circular mount. Dobsonian Telescopes are highly regarded and popular among enthusiast astronomers yet so simple that beginners can use one and pick up telescope basics quickly. 


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Regular Price: $534.95

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Dobsonian Telescopes are well known for their value for money and it's ability to take you to the deeper skies. The Saxon 6" Dobsonian Telescope has been providing great value to beginner and seasoned Astronomers for many years through its simple mount that rotates and Pivots to locate objects.

This 6-inch Dobosnian features a Paraboloid primary mirror that effectively eliminates spherical aberration, offering the user maximum edge to edge clarity. Also designed with a four-arm secondary mirror bracket that is firmly supported, this Dobosonian telescope reduces diffraction spikes and light loss. 

All models of the Saxon dobsonian are built with a 2-inch focuser and a 1.25-inch adapter, giving you the option to use 1.25" or 2" adapters. 

Due to the nature of its simple mount, most of the cost goes into the optical components of the telescope. This is one of the best sellers and most recommended telescope by most of the team here at OpticsCentral. Your Saxon 6 inch Dobosonian Telescope comes with 2 Eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), a 6x30 Finderscope, a mount with a patented Tension Control Handle, the ability to support 2" and 1.25" Eyepieces and an industry leading 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty by Saxon Australia. This Saxon 6" Dobsonian Telescope is part of a range of beginner and hobbyist telescope offered by OpticsCentral (Telescopes Australia), other sizes of Dobsonian Telescope includes 8", 10" and 12" aperture.

Specfications:

Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Diameter 153mm
Focal Length 1200mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter 34.5mm
F/Ratio f 7.8
Highest Practical Power 306x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.6
Resolving Power 0.74 
Finderscope 6x30 Finderscope 
Focuser Diameter 2" with 1.25" adapter
Focuser Rack & Pinion Full Sized 1.25" 
Eyepieces Super 25mm and 10mm (1.25")
Ground Board Diameter (Base) 52cm 
Tube Weight 5.78kg
Shipping Weight Box 1: 9kg
Box 2: 15kg 
Shipping Carton Dimensions Box 1: 125cm x 38cm x 34cm
Box 2: 76cm x 67cm x 12cm 
Warranty 5 Years

About Saxon
The Saxon Company is an Australian brand that is committed in Optics Products that are specific to the Australian market. 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: DOB6

Additional Information

Additional Information

Eyepiece 1 10mm
Eyepiece 2 25mm
Finderscope Make 6x30 Finder
Electronic Hand Control No
Motor Drive No
Focal Ratio 7.8
Focal Length 1200mm
Mount Type Dobsonian mount
Aperture 153mm
Tube Length 1.25m
Highest Magnification 306x
Warranty Information 5 Years
Additional Specifications of Product No

Reviews

Customer Reviews

We love this telescope Review by Josh
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This is the perfect first telescope. It didn't take me long to assemble it at all. My kids and I love it. There is so much that you can see. It's unbelievable! I didn't think I would be able to see the belts of Jupiter and Saturn's rings. Definitely a great first telescope! (Posted on 22/08/2012)
Its Big. If Only I Could Take It Around Review by Alice
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This telescope arrived 2 days after I ordered and when I saw the courier taking it out the van, I knew that it would be a little bigger than I expected. No Complains though!

Assembly was quick and the moon and the craters is amazing. My only issue is that I can't see to find a way to fit in my little Mini easily and safely. I guess it will just have to stay at home.

I wonder if I can see Curiosity Rover with this telescope?
(Posted on 15/08/2012)
You get alot of telescope for your Money Review by Timothy (Perth)
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I was expecting a little telescope which sits on my desk. When the courier guy came with 2 big boxes, I knew straight away this is alot larger than what I was expecting. Just to be sure, I thought I'd check the box to make sure this was a Dobsonian 6" which I ordered.

Looks great, can be hard to carry but once you get it out there, it is worth the effort. I used to have a small telescope I bought from the post office and this is on a completely different level. The Moon is actually bright and sharp! Saturn just used to be a blur and I can see the actual rings now. (Posted on 17/07/2012)

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