DAVID LUKEHURST

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

Equatorial Platforms:

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. This design  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. Battery powered,  giving several tens of hours of operation. Platforms track for approximately an hour before needing to be re-set. 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 Mirrors

The telescope above is now sold but I have several other mirror sets available to construct similar telescopes:

8¾" f/6 (David Hinds mirror). 10" f/7 (Henry Wildey mirrors). 12" f/5. 8¾" f/8

As a special offer, these can be supplied with a size #1  Equatorial Platform for +250. (This offer is only when the telescope and platform are purchased together.)

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David Lukehurst

David Lukehurst

87 Victoria Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2NL, U.K.

astro@davidlukehurst.plus.com

Tel: 00 44 (0)115 9602266  

Last Updated: 9th September 2021

 

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