Saxon 8 Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope -8 inch

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SAX-239128

This item is currently available for preorder only. Please note that the current ETD for new orders is early March 2021 only after which we will be able to ship your order out to you. For any order updates, please contact us.

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    The Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope offers ultimate convenience without compromising on optical quality. This tube comes with a wide aperture for deep sky viewing, and when you no longer require it, the tube collapses. Don't need to reassemble, just pull it out of the clasp when you need to use it again! 

    This collapsible telescope was redesigned from the venerable standard 8" Dobsonian telescope to include some improvements and upgrades. Saxon's extensive research brought them to design a piece that collapses at its tube for portability. Should you ever need to transport your tube, it can be taken apart as two compact pieces and then assembled again for use - in mere seconds! 

    The Saxon 8 inch Dobsonian Telescope is also fitted with a quality Crayford focuser. Crayfords offer very smooth motion controls so you can make fine focus adjustments. It is also easy to collimate once set up, and it holds its collimation throughout the evening!

    The bearing system has been redesigned as well. The new Saxon Collapsible Dobsonians feature buttery smooth azimuth bearings. Just like the traditional Dobsonians, the new Collapsible Dobsonians feature Saxon's patented tension adjustment control on the altitude bearings. This eliminates the need and added cost of clumsy counterweight systems to balance the telescope.

    Tension Control Handle
    This Saxon Dob 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 8" Dobsonian Telescope is covered by a 5-Year Warranty. 

    Specfications:

    Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
    Diameter 203mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Secondary Mirror Diameter 47mm
    F/Ratio f/5.9
    Highest Practical Power 406x
    Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.2
    Resolving Power 0.58 
    Finderscope 9x50 Finderscope 
    Focuser Diameter 2" with 1.25" adapter
    Focuser Crayford 
    Eyepieces Plossl 25mm and 10mm (1.25")
    Ground Board Diameter (Base) 52cm 
    Tube Weight 11kg
    Shipping Weight Box 1: 15kg
    Box 2: 15kg 
    Shipping Carton Dimensions Box 1: 91cm x 39cm x 49cm
    Box 2: 76cm x 67cm x 13cm 
    Warranty 5 Years

    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: DOB8-CLL

    More Information
    Eyepiece 1 10mm
    Eyepiece 2 25mm
    Finderscope Make 9x50
    Electronic Hand Control No
    Motor Drive No
    Focal Ratio 5.9
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian mount
    Aperture 203mm
    Tube Length 835 - 1115mm
    Highest Magnification 406x
    Warranty Information 5 Years
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