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    Default Buying a DOB Dobsonian Telescope in Australia?



    There are several types of companies that produce dobs for sale in Australia.




    Saxon is by far the most popular, and highest selling brand in Australia for the past 20 years or so, and their telescopes are optically identical (made in the same factory as) to the SkyWatcher dobs.

    My personal recommendation for those that want some portability, and don't want to get ripped off in OZ is the 8" collapsible Saxon dobs from AustraliaTelescopes. Sure you can spend a bit less and get the 6" or regular 8", but these are high quality optical units, very portable and can easily be upgraded to Goto via the SkyWatcher upgrade kit - the 6" dobs are not upgradeable.

    These easily collapse into your back seat, or into storage for quick pickup and use.

    AustraliaTelescopes.com.au sells these at an amazing price best in OZ (GST included) + fast shipping, and the price includes Starry Night software, a set of star maps/charts, and 2 eyepieces + finderscope! I don't think you will find a better deal for a high quality telescope at this price range.

    visit here to buy now:

    8" Collapsible Saxon Dobsonian Telescope on Sale in Australia



    Saxon Dob from Australia Telescopes also include the following:


    • Starry Night Software!
    • Star charts/maps!
    • Finderscope
    • 2 eyepieces
    • and a 5 year warranty!


    The SkyWatcher models do not come with the Starry night software nor the charts to our knowledge.

    Testimonials:

    I recently purchased a Saxon 8" Dobsonian from AustraliaTelescopes.com.au, the unit was significantly cheaper from their site than advertised elsewhere. I called their Brisbane Office and they were extremely helpful on the phone.

    The delivery was very fast and the after-sales service was infallible. Their passionate staff were happy to spend a lot of time on the phone with me very late at night explaining stuff which was really helpful as I am new to all of this. The Telescope is amazing, I spent all night looking at different objects in the sky and found it incredibly easy to assemble and use.

    They also provided some fantastic software and directed me to some handy online resources that were very useful for identifying and locating objects and getting the most out of my purchase. I'd highly recommend AustraliaTelescopes.com.au to anyone considering astronomy.

    Kind Regards
    Nick B
    Brisbane Queensland
    Name: Gus OTAs: ED 100 PRO refractor, Orion ST80 (not the CF), 8" Dob stuck in Canada Mounts:HEQ5PRO Synscan mount, Manfrotto Tripod CAMS: Guidecam Philips SPC900 webcams (4), Canon unmodded-450D DSLR

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    Mike at Australia Telescopes mentioned the next two customers who buy through the site link below up to October 31rst 2011 will get a free 2X Barlow an ~ $40 value! included in your order which will not only double your magnifications of the two eyepieces (so you can see things "closer"), but also double your set of magnifications (to 4)!

    so buy now and get an even better deal - many in stock and ready to ship usually same day!:

    8 Inch 203mm Saxon Dob on Incredible Sale!
    Name: Gus OTAs: ED 100 PRO refractor, Orion ST80 (not the CF), 8" Dob stuck in Canada Mounts:HEQ5PRO Synscan mount, Manfrotto Tripod CAMS: Guidecam Philips SPC900 webcams (4), Canon unmodded-450D DSLR

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    Mike mentioned Prices reduced for all 8" Dobs!

    Saxon 8" Collapsible incredibly only $574.99!! Saxon 8" regular dob incredibly only $483.99!!

    Best Prices in All OZ. A steal for beginners looking for a quality scope with potential to an easy upgrade to GoTo later!
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    Prices reduced at Australia Telescopes for a limited time only Christmas special amazingly only $529!! GST included!

    A steal indeed - while supplies last!

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    BUY Saxon Collapsible 8" Inch 200mm Dobsonian Telescope on SALE Review
    Name: Gus OTAs: ED 100 PRO refractor, Orion ST80 (not the CF), 8" Dob stuck in Canada Mounts:HEQ5PRO Synscan mount, Manfrotto Tripod CAMS: Guidecam Philips SPC900 webcams (4), Canon unmodded-450D DSLR

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