Engraved Brass Name Plate
Name plate included on every Teeter's Telescope, signifying it as having been manufactured to our strict standards.
18" and 20" TeeterScopes "in the field" at the Cherry Springs Star Party
15" TT Silhouetted
A 15" F/4.5 TT/Classic silhouetted during a Messier Marathon in Arizona, March 2015.
16" F/4 TeeterScope "in the field" in Southern AZ.
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.
A view down the optical pathway and into the heart of a 16" F/5 Teeter's Telescope.
Two Teeter's Telescopes await nightfall after being unloaded onto an observing field.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
"Drying Room" at Teeter's Telescopes, with several telescopes in process.
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
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
Upper Tube Assembly (UTA) of TT101, a 16" F/5. utilizing a Feathertouch Focuser, Rigel QuickFinder and 60mm Stellarvue Optical Finderscope.
Work in Progress
Various altitude bearings on the drying rack after staining and application of polyurethane clear gloss.
Work in Progress
Upper Tube Assembly for a 16" Teeter's Telescopes' Truss-Dobsonian under construction.
Thanks for 20+ Great Years!
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A hearty Thank You goes out to our great customers we've interacted with since 2002. Your support meant the world, allowing us to design and build telescopes, travel to deliver those telescopes, and market our wares at various Star Parties. It was a great run! But it was time for a change to rebalance the work-life schedule. Further, 2020 proved to be very hard on our supply chain. Various suppliers retired, various components were discontinued, prices increased dramatically and the production of our telescopes became more and more difficult. We had to redesign and modify and in the end it was decided we needed to go in a different direction. That's why at this time we have ceased accepting new orders and will be taking an indefinite break from commercial telescope making. We have sold all of our remaining inventory, exhausted our raw material supply, and now aim to finish all standing orders by early 2024.
After-Sales Service & Support Still Available
For those that have a TeeterScope telescope and need service/support, we are still here for you! The TeeterScope workshop is still active and we are still available via phone, Email and in person. Just because we are no longer building new telescopes doesn't mean we've left the industry completely. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with an existing TeeterScope, whether you are the original owner, second owner, third, etc.
Please note, so we may cover the time necessary to provide such support, we are instituting a new policy in October, 2023, that phases out our "no cost" service and support. We love our customers and love the telescopes we build, but we've previously been accommodating of service/support requests to a fault. With 300+ telescopes in circulation around the world we have spent far more time on the phone and via Email providing support at no cost that it has begun competing with our paying work, along with our home life and family time.
My desire to help has not wavered, but we must now be paid for this support we provide. Moving forward, if you need support and/or service of your TeeterScope we will be charging our standard shop rate of $75/hour, whether it is phone support, Email or in person. We greatly appreciate your understanding in this manner. This applies to original owners and second, third, etc., generation owners alike.