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.
What's In the Box
- saxon 203mm/1200mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope Tube
- Dobsonian Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Two Eyepieces: Plossl 10mm / Plossl 25mm Eyepieces
- saxon 9x50 Finderscope with bracket
- Star / Moon Chart
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: SAX-239108
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian mount|
|Finderscope Make||9x50 Finder|
|Electronic Hand Control||No|
|Warranty Information||5 Years|
|Additional Specifications of Product||No|
|Shipping Dimensions||Tube: 125 x 46 x 38cm3, Base: 76 x 67 x 13cm3|
|Shipping Weight||Tube: 13kg, Base: 13kg|
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