|Telescope of the Month - May, 2013
TT#94 - 18" F/3.6 TT/Sub4 employing sharp Waite Research primary mirror and 1/30 P-V Antares Optics secondary mirror. This is the first production scope employing our new aluminum altitude bearings finished in a "Sheen Black" powder coat. Also included is a ServoCat GoTo/Track system, Internal Paracorr II, Filter Slide, etc. See more through its build process, in the TT94 Gallery.
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Highlighted Customer Comment:
"To say I am pleased with the scope would be a vast understatement on my part. I have had the scope out to a 'green' dark site eight times now and each session has been simply amazing! One night in particular was Halloween when I set out at 10pm, planning to stay late to get some M42 views. The Great Orion Nebula actually had a faint green tint to it, this is a first for me...the detail was stunning...I attempted the Horsehead wth a H-beta filter and could easily see it with direct vision, the snout portion showing up with averted vision. On Thanksgiving night I met with a few people, and one friend who has been observing for 40 yrs. stated that the view of the Veil Nebula with a 21mm Ethos and 2" OIII filter was the best he had ever seen it. The scope performs perfectly and is a breeze to set up and pack away. I check collimation after a few hours of observing and at the end of the night to see if anything has moved, and it has remained perfect with no need of adjustments, proving how stable and solid the structure is. I cannot think of anything negative to say about your product, Rob, it was money well spent!" - Jeff H. about his new
16" f/3.7 TT/Sub4 Teeter's Telescope.
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and Thank You for Visiting Teeter's Telescopes,
LLC.! Teeter's Telescopes was established in February
of 2002 as a custom telescope accessory shop to provide
quality wooden products to fellow amateur astronomers.
But what began as manufacturing custom-made eyepiece
and accessory cases, grew to include a wide variety
of custom made wooden Truss-Dobsonians of various apertures
and focal lengths. Our "Planet-Killer" scopes,
as they became known, grew in popularity and became
our "flagship" product early on. Our line
of "TT/4.5" joined the Planet-Killers in 2006,
when both lines were then merged in the Spring of 2008
to become our "Ultra
Limited Edition Scopes." Since then we've expanded our product line to include our current Catalog of products which cover just about every aperture from 8" to 27" and every focal ratio from F/3.3 to F/8.
Over th e course of being in business, Teeter's Telescopes has evolved to meet the ever-changing amateur astronomy landscape. When our doors first opened, most of the scopes produced in our shop were of the long-focal length variety - f/6 and slower. Over the last two years we have seen a shift in customer desires to faster and faster scopes of f/4 and even sub-f/4. Our background in producing long focal length scopes and combating problems like collimation shift, and producing short focal length scopes, of late, positions us perfectly to handle most any custom Truss-Dobsonian project.
Primary mirrors in our scopes have included manufacturers the likes of Ed Beck, Discovery, Terry Ostahowski, John Lightholder, Carl Zambuto, Steve Swayze, R.F. Royce, Ed Jones, Galaxy Optics, Pegasus Optics, Obsidian Optics and Waite Research. In addition, we have produced scopes with primary mirrors as thick as 2.25" and as thin as 3/4", and in the three major substrates of Plate Glass, Pyrex and Quartz.
No matter your budget or your observing and equipment preferences, we can produce a scope that meets and exceeds your requirements. In addition to constructing our scopes around new mirrors from the aforementioned manufacturers, we also have the capabilities to build a scope around a primary mirror that you have already have in your possession, whether it is an older Coulter, a Meade, an Orion or even a home-made mirror, we can custom build a scope to house your primary mirror.
Each Teeter's Telescope is produced one-at-a-time in our North Jersey workshop, based upon specifications agreed upon between us and our customers. Whether you'd like a 15" f/6 or a 15" f/4, we can do either to your specifications. Teeter's Telescopes is a full custom shop with no cookie-cutter templates to constrict your choice for your perfect observing instrument.
We pride ourselves on being, quite possibly, the only Truss-Dobsonian scope manufacturer that is capable of both handling the apertures, focal lengths and primary mirrors other scope builders won't, and capable of building more traditional scopes that will offer views through the eyepiece equivalent to similar sized scopes from all other manufacturers.