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SADOB 8 Collapsible

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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 Collapsible Dobsonian 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 Dobsonians feature buttery smooth azimuth bearings. Even the twelve-inch model can be rotated with just the push of a finger. Like our 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.

To top it off, all of the new Collapsible Dobsonians are shipping with ultra smooth Crayford focusers. 90 degree finderscope is also available. Contact your local distributor for information.

*60 months limited warranty covered by SAXON*


  Optical Design :  Newtonian (Parabolic)
  Lens Material :  N/A
  Diameter :  200mm
  Focal Length :  1200mm
  Secondary Mirror Diameter :  47mm
  F/ratio :  F/6
  Highest Practical Power :  406x
  Faintest Steller Magnitude :  14.2
  Resoving Power :  0.58
 Finderscope  8x50 finderscope
  Focuser diameter :  2" with 1.25" adapter
 Focuser: Crayford
  Eyepiece(s) :  1.25" Plossl 25mm and 10mm
  Mount Type :  Dobsonian
  Slow-motion Control :  N/A
  Counterweight(s) :  N/A
  Piggyback Bracket :  N/A
  Accessory Tray :  N/A
  Ground Board Diameter :  52cm
  Ground Board Weight(s) :  11.5Kgs
  Motor Drive :  N/A
  Go-to :  N/A
  Tube Weight :  11Kgs
  Tube Dimension(dia. x length) :  320x (830- 1110)
  Tripod Height :  N/A
  Shipping Weight :  15 Kgs + 15 Kgs
  Shipping Carton Dimensions :  91 x 38 x 48 cm3;
 76 x 67 x 11 cm3