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Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope (8 inch)

SKU: SAX-DOB8-239108

A Dobsonian mounted scope is a favourite choice among amateur and serious astronomers because of its simplicity and incredible ability to gather light. As many sky observers know, the more light a tube can gather, the deeper into the sky you can see and the brighter and clearer the images. The Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope (8 inch) is a great example of an uncomplicated tool that collects vast amounts of light, making astronomy for anyone an extremely enjoyable experience! 

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Regular Price: $729.95

Special Price $669.95

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All hail the stable and solid Dobsonian mount! The Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope designed with a huge diameter tube and heavy base, makes deep sky observations easy and extremely productive. Dobsonians are known in the telescope world to be one of the simplest and most functional in gathering light. It's no wonder a Dobsonian stays with an astronomy enthusiast for a good many years - due to its minimal mechanical parts, it is difficult to break down! 

The best part about the Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope is looking through its single element glass to find your images crisp and detailed. With an 8" Dobsonian you can expect to see a few nebulae, some planets, and in detail the moon. The "paraboloidol" primary mirror of this tube eliminates sperical aberration while a four-arm secondary mirror bracket reduces diffraction spikes and light loss. With this proper construction, the 8" Dob tube is well sealed to gather maximal light while producing high resolution images 

In addition, this model includes a 2" focuser with a 1.25" adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece size. With the Saxon 8" Dobsonian Telescope you get a 10mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece. 

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 0.56 
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 7.98kg
Shipping Weight Box 1: 14kg
Box 2: 15kg 
Shipping Carton Dimensions Box 1: 124cm x 38cm x 46cm
Box 2: 76cm x 67cm x 12cm 
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

Additional Information

Additional Information

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


Customer Reviews

Wonderful product at a great price Review by Mia
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I bought this for a friends birthday and I don't regret it at all. We've used it a few times and have seen some amazing stuff. Easily views the moon in great detail (get a moon lens, that thing is bright) and we could see faint lines on Jupiter as well as 4 moons. We took it out into the country to get some really really dark sky and could see nebula and globular clusters, amazing! It's quite bulky though so not ideal if you're planning to travel with it. Very easy to set up though, great for lazy people or those with kids that don't want to mess around with calibration and setup. (Posted on 18/08/2015)
Great customer service and product! Review by Ethan
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First of all, thank you for your friendly advice and help. :) I'm very happy with this purchase! (Posted on 4/10/2012)
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