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The venerable Dobsonian reflector design has recently undergone some important upgrades and improvements: Saxon is pleased to introduce the all-new Saxon Collapsible Dob 10 – 250mm Reflecting Telescope System complete with Crayford focuser – the ultimate in large aperture portability and performance. This elegant truss tube design was carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package. Unlike other truss tube designs, the Saxon Collapsible Dobsonian does not need to be disassembled between uses. It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds! It is 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 Dob 10 – 250mm Reflecting Telescope System features buttery smooth azimuth bearings. Even the twelve-inch model can be rotated with just the push of a finger. Like their traditional Dobsonians, the new Collapsible Truss Tube 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.
Saxon Collapsible Dob 10 – 250mm Reflecting Telescope System Features…
* Collapsible truss-tube design requires no re-assembly
* Transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds
* Re-designed bearing system and tensioner controls for smooth, accurate movements
* Upgraded 2″ Crayford focuser with 1.25″ adapter for a variety of accessory options
* 9X50 optical finderscope for easy target acquisition
* Includes 10mm and 25mm Premium Plossl eyepieces provide a wide range of magnification
What can you expect to see with a Saxon Truss Tube Dob 10? This 250mm reflector telescope is a deep sky performer. Ethereal nebula will light up in the eyepiece showing wispy details like smoke set against a starry backdrop. Bright star clusters will resolve into individual members and dense galactic clusters will show tiny, pinpoint stars. You’ll see distant galaxies appear as ghostly grains of rice, while larger, bright galaxies reveal details like dense core regions and dark dustlanes. The Saxon Collapsible Dob 10 is also great for solar system studies, too! When Mars is close, you’ll see the tiny pearls of its polar ice caps and dark surface features like Syrtis Major. The giant Jupiter will show its equatorial bands and you can watch the shuttle of its Galiean moons. Saturn comes alive with its ring system and you’ll spy tiny moons around the ring edges and Titan circling to the outside. Our own Moon becomes a wonderland of amazing details like deep, dark craters, tall mountain ranges and dusky maria scattered with cracks. Don’t forget the pale coloured orbs of Neptune and Uranus… and comets and asteroids, too! There’s an entire cosmos just waiting to be explored…
The Saxon Truss Tube Dob 10 – 250mm Reflecting Telescope System is ready to go the night it arrives at your door. Just follow the simply assembly instructions, align the finderscope, adjust the tension, add an eyepiece and go!
Saxon Collapsible Dob 10 – 250mm Reflecting Telescope System Specifications…
Optical Design : Newtonian (Parabolic)
Primary mirror material : Premium Pyrex
Glass Diameter : 254mm
Focal Length : 1200mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter : 58.8mm
F/ratio : F/4.7
Highest Practical Power : 508x
Faintest Stellar Magnitude : 14.2
Resolving Power : 0.56
Finderscope : 9×50 finderscope
Focuser diameter : 2″ with 1.25″ adapter
Eyepiece(s) : 1.25″ Premium Plossl 25mm and 10mm
Mount Type : Dobsonian
Ground Board Diameter : 52cm
Ground Board Weight(s) : 11.5Kgs
Tube Weight : 12.42Kgs
Tube Dimension (dia. x length) : 320x (830- 1110)
Shipping Weight : 14.8 + 16.55Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions : 67 x 80 x 11 cm3; 126.5 x 47 x 51.5 cm3