ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE MAKER
Speciality: Large Aperture Dobsonian Mounted Newtonians
Services include: - Complete Telescopes - Custom Designs - Telescopes built around customers mirrors
- Telescope Components: - Primary Mirror Cells - Secondary Mounts/Spiders - Large Diameter Altitude Bearings etc.
More than 30 years of telescope building experience and over 250 truss-tube telescopes built.
All Telescopes are made in my workshop in Nottingham, UK
I am also interested in purchasing good s/h mirrors with which to build new telescopes
After receiving many enquiries over the years, and as there does not currently seem to be any other maker in the UK, I have decided to start building equatorial platforms. These allow Dobsonian telescopes to have equatorial tracking. This makes observing at high magnifications, particularly lunar/planetary observing, much easier and more comfortable. The pictures below are of the first prototypes (and now have a limit switch added to avoid the motor continuing to run when the platform has reached the end of its travel). This general design (including some different drive options) is now available in two sizes, #1. suitable for telescopes up to ~14-inches and a larger #2. suitable for telescopes up to ~20-inches. Constructed with high quality 18mm Baltic Birch plywood and powered by batteries, which should give several tens of hours of operation. Please contact me if you are interested.
Size 1: £350 - Size 2: £395.
22-inch f/3.6 Type 2 Ultra-Portable
(With DSC encoders fitted)
10-inch f/6.4 with David Hinds Mirror
I have several other mirror sets available from which similar telescopes
can be constructed. Please enquire if interested.
I have several other mirror sets available from which similar telescopes can be constructed. Please enquire if interested.
87 Victoria Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2NL, U.K.
Tel: 00 44 (0)115 9602266
Last Updated: 7th April 2021