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. 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
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.)
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.)
87 Victoria Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2NL, U.K.
Tel: 00 44 (0)115 9602266
Last Updated: 14th July 2021