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Saxon 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope (8 inch)

SKU: SAX-239128

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Astronomers love the Saxon 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope for its clever ability to gather a lot of light, without being too big of a hassle to store or lug around! While it is fitted and extended, the telescope helps you look into the deep sky for beautiful nebulae, and when you are done with it simply collapse the tube, put on the cap and keep it well in a little corner. You'll love how this dobsonian makes things really easy! 

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Regular Price: $999.00

Special Price $899.95

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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. 


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

Additional Information

Additional Information

Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Dobsonian mount
Aperture 203mm
Focal Ratio 5.9
Eyepiece 1 10mm
Eyepiece 2 25mm
Eyepiece 3 -
Finderscope Make 9x50
Electronic Hand Control No
Motor Drive No
Go-To Functionality No
Focal Length 1200mm
Tripod None
Tube Length 835 - 1115mm
Highest Magnification 406x
Warranty Information 5 Years
Additional Specifications of Product No
Shipping Dimensions Tube: 91 x 49 x 39cm3, Base: 76 x 67 x 13cm3
Shipping Weight Tube: 15kg, Base: 13kg