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About the Saxon Collapsible Dob 8 – 200mm Reflecting Telescope System….
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LEVEL TELESCOPE – Quality telescope for Intermediate & Advanced users. Higher performance for those that wish to achieve much more. Increased performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, globular star clusters, nebulae and the bright galaxies.
Famous Saxon Brand name – No downgrades, no substitutions, no modifications from the OEM Original Manufacturer’s design of this the world’s #1 selling telescope.
And for good reason, this system design absolutely flies, it’s performance is outstanding. This is why it is favoured by in excess of 70% of the members of Astronomical Socities Globally as their preferred telescope.
Be wary of Home Name telescopes that may seem like good value. Purchase the Original including all the original premium “Standard” upgrades. Also be wary of others offerring a “Personal Warranty” as their gear may be “Grey Imported” in which case the “Manufacturers warranty” is “Void” !
The venerable Dobsonian reflector design has recently undergone some important upgrades and improvements: Saxon is pleased to introduce the latest Saxon Collapsible Dob 8 – 200mm Reflecting Telescope System complete with exceptional 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.
The bearing system has been redesigned as well. The new Saxon Collapsible Dob 8 – 200mm 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 8 – 200mm 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 8? This 200mm 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. The Saxon Collapsible Dob 8 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 Galilean 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! Don’t forget the pale coloured orbs of Neptune and Uranus… and asteroids, too! There’s an entire cosmos just waiting to be explored…
The Saxon Truss Tube Dob 8 – 200mm 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 8 – 200mm Reflecting Telescope System Specifications…
Optical Design : Newtonian (Parabolic)
Diameter : 200mm
Focal Length : 1200mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter : 47mm
F/ratio : F/6 Highest
Practical Power : 406x
Faintest Stellar Magnitude : 14.2
Resolving Power : 0.58
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 : 11.5Kg
Tube Weight : 11Kg
Tube Dimension (dia. x length) : 320x (830- 1110)
Shipping Weight : 14.8 + 16.55Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions : 97 x 55 x 40 cm3; 79 x 68 x 13 cm3