Engraved Brass Name Plate

Engraved Brass Name Plate

Name plate included on every Teeter's Telescope, signifying it as having been manufactured to our strict standards.

NEAF 2019

NEAF 2019

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18" and 20" TeeterScopes "in the field" at the Cherry Springs Star Party

15" TT Silhouetted

15" TT Silhouetted

A 15" F/4.5 TT/Classic silhouetted during a Messier Marathon in Arizona, March 2015.

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16" F/4 TeeterScope "in the field" in Southern AZ.

Boundary Layer Cooling Fans

Boundary Layer Cooling Fans

Close-up of our Dual Boundary Layer Cooling Fans, pictured with optional Black Hardware. We offer three different hardware package finishes; Bright Brass, Black or Nickel/Chrome.

Light Bucket

Light Bucket

A view down the optical pathway and into the heart of a 16" F/5 Teeter's Telescope.

Awaiting Nightfall

Awaiting Nightfall

Two Teeter's Telescopes await nightfall after being unloaded onto an observing field.

Jupiter with Moons

Jupiter with Moons

mage captured using TT115, a 15" F/4.5 TT/Classic. Technical specifications below: Saturn imaged by Tom Polakis, Tempe, AZ.

Saturn with Cassini Division

Saturn with Cassini Division

Image captured using TT115, a 15" F/4.5 TT/Classic. Technical specifications below: Saturn imaged by Tom Polakis, Tempe, AZ 2014 June 13, 4h UT 15” f/4.5, 3x Barlow for 5100mm focal length at f/13.4 Tracking with Equatorial Platforms Aluminum platform ZWO ASI120MM monochrome camera 3.3 micron pixels ==> image scale is 0.13 arcsec.pixel 1000 frames in red, green, blue channels Aligned and registered in Astrostakkert! Sharpened with Registax Assembled with Photoshop

Saturn with Cassini Division

Saturn with Cassini Division

Image captured using TT115, a 15" F/4.5 TT/Classic. Technical specifications below: Saturn imaged by Tom Polakis, Tempe, AZ 2014 June 13, 4h UT 15” f/4.5, 3x Barlow for 5100mm focal length at f/13.4 Tracking with Equatorial Platforms Aluminum platform ZWO ASI120MM monochrome camera 3.3 micron pixels ==> image scale is 0.13 arcsec.pixel 1000 frames in RED channel only Aligned and registered in Astrostakkert! Sharpened with Registax Assembled with Photoshop

Big Dobs

Big Dobs

A 22" F/3.3 and an 18" F/4.2 shown, with Teeter's Telescopes owner, Rob Teeter, between to give a sense of size. Despite being big telescopes, they are still highly transportable.

Two STS's

Two STS's

Pair of 8" F/6 Solid Tube Series (STS) telescopes, with Cherry stain and Brass hardware, awaiting darkness outside of the Teeter's Telescopes workshop.

Seated Observing

Seated Observing

Teeter's Telescopes owner, Rob Teeter, shown seated at the eyepiece of TT103, a 10" F/5 with a Lightholder Optics primary mirror.

Rack of Scopes

Rack of Scopes

"Drying Room" at Teeter's Telescopes, with several telescopes in process.

A Close-up Look at our Craftsmanship

A Close-up Look at our Craftsmanship

Focuser board with name plate and Moonlite dual speed focuser, with Teeter's Telescopes' Maple stain.

TT106 - 22" F/3.3

TT106 - 22" F/3.3

View into the rear of TT106, a 22" F/3.3 with a Kennedy Optics primary mirror. Also shown are the Quad-Boundary Layer Cooling Fans.

The Beauty of Natural Stain

The Beauty of Natural Stain

Upper Tube Assembly (UTA) of TT101, a 16" F/5. utilizing a Feathertouch Focuser, Rigel QuickFinder and 60mm Stellarvue Optical Finderscope.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Various altitude bearings on the drying rack after staining and application of polyurethane clear gloss.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Upper Tube Assembly for a 16" Teeter's Telescopes' Truss-Dobsonian under construction.

Final Inventory Closeout

8" F/6 STS OTA-Only

Zambuto is preparing a mirror for this telescope now, contact him to acquire it at website pricing!

$2,305.00 

13.1" F/4.5 Classic

w/ Swayze Refigured Primary Mirror (Pyrex)

$7,395.00 

Interested in reserving either of these for yourself? A deposit will do so. Completion is anticipated late 2022 or early 2023. Email us to discuss!

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TeeterTots Nolan and Vaughn are our next great adventure! Perhaps there will be a Teeter & Sons Telescopes, LLC., in the future?

Much appreciation goes out to the amateur astronomy community who has supported us, and continues to do so, over the last 20+ years that we have been in business. February 2022 marked the start of our 20th year of building our custom made TeeterScope telescopes! When I started this business in my parent's garage in Howell, NJ, in 2002 I didn't know what the future would hold. My hopes were modest, I simply wanted an outlet for my telescope building addiction. Over 300 telescopes later, each one unique and each one with a story, I feel like I have exceeded my original intention. Thank you to everyone who purchased a TeeterScope from us, and thank you to those who have been exceedingly patient these last 2.5 years when production has lagged. Our final orders have been taken and will certainly keep us busy through the remainder of the year. No more orders will be accepted as I take 2023 and beyond to focus on other endeavors, personal and work, and especially our twin boys, Nolan and Vaughn. It's been a pleasure to serve this great community of amateur astronomers.

Clear, dark, skies to you all!

What Our Customers Are Saying...
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TT 157, 12.5" F/5 Classic

ERIC S.

The scope is doing great. No complaints at all. For me it's a telescope of a lifetime.

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STS 67, 8" F/5.7 Solid Tube Series

JULIO B.

It is a work of art, not only for the great optics but also on display in our living room. Thank you!

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TT 166, 11" F/4.5 Journey-AIR

ROD G.

The scope has been magnificent. With good transparency the views have been nothing shy of  amazing!

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STS 52, 8" F/6, Solid Tube Series

JOHN L.

I love the scope! Everything about it is awesome, especially the rotating tube. It is my quick -look scope.

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TT 148, 10" F/7 Classic

DOUG M.

Compared to a competitor, the Teeter is superior in design & integrated accessories. Teeter Scopes are the best!

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TT 177, 14.5" F/4.5 Classic

DANIEL M.

Other than the marital discord from staying out too many nights, I couldn't be happier! It's such a beautiful scope!

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Custom Telescope Manufacturing
 
Teeter's Telescopes, LLC., was formed in 2002, and is the banner under which we have custom-built over 200 Dobsonian Telescopes. These have ranged from 8" F/6 to 24" F/3.5 and nearly every aperture and focal length combination between. We're not your typical telescope manufacturer - we are a custom shop, building custom telescopes to your specifications.
Telescope Repairs & Restorations
 
We offer upgrade, repair and restoration services on most other commercially available telescopes, as well as home-built instruments. This includes major component repair/upgrade, collimation, refinishing (wood, powder coating), mirror recoating, etc. See our "Services" page for additional details.
*NOTE: The above statement in no way impacts the operation of our sub brand, Shrouds by Heather. Production of custom telescope light shrouds, end caps and truss pole carry cases will continue uninterrupted.