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.

Note: Family Leave Halts New Custom Orders, For Now

Rob and Heather describe the current status of Teeter's Telescopes in the video at left and what the future may hold beyond 2020 and 2021.

 

Also, see our Late August 2020 update below, specifically about In Stock telescopes for delivery 2021. 

Late August 2020, Update - The #TeeterTots

With the expansion of the Teeter household expected any day now, and most definitely by September 2020, (my wife, Heather, and I are welcoming TWIN BOYS to the family!), I am going to take a much deserved (and well earned, I think you'll agree!) bit of paternity leave. I anticipate many sleepless nights and very busy days coming up in Fall/Winter 2020/2021 as we adjust to this huge shift in family life. These will be our first two children and we cannot wait!

However, that is not the end of Teeter's Telescopes! Do not believe the rumors. We still have several custom orders placed last year that we will be completing over the next couple of months. For those customers (you know who you are), rest assured even though the #TeeterTots will have arrived before your telescope order is fulfilled we will see your order to completion, and with the same attention to detail as we have always provided.

Also, as described in the video above, no firm decisions on the future of Teeter's Telescopes have been made. Will we continue building telescopes? YES! I'm going to take the Fall of 2020 to ease into our new family life and wind down our current production, then take Winter 2020/2021 to slowly work my way into the workshop more often. As shown below we will be working on a handful of In Stock builds that will carry us through at least the first 6 months of 2021. THAT will be the test of how well family life can be balanced against building and delivering telescopes. If all goes well then Fall of 2021 we MAY open up production slots for a few (literally just 3!) custom Truss-Dobsonian builds (Classic, Sub4, Journey) and Solid Tube Series builds. 

 

In the meantime, as stated above, we have stocked up on components for several In Stock builds that I can work on at my own pace (or more aptly, the pace the TeeterTot Twins allow me!) in 2021. Some of those telescopes have already been reserved but some remain. More information below...

In Stock Note: After all of our contracted builds are complete, we will start the telescopes below as In Stock items for sale. Completion is anticipated to be Spring/Summer 2021, which will allow me to work leisurely on them during Winter 2020/2021. The scopes are as follows:​​​

  • Two (2) 8" F/5.7 Solid Tube Series (STS) with Zambuto Primary Mirrors (20mm thick Quartz);

  • Two (2) 10" F/5 Solid Tube Series (STS) with Zambuto Primary Mirrors (20mm thick Quartz);

  • One (1) 11" F/4.5 Solid Tube Series (STS) with Zambuto Primary Mirror (20mm thick Quartz);

  • One (1) 16" F/3.8 Journey-HD TravelScope w/ Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror (1.5" thick Supremax)

1 Remaining

1 Remaining

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

These 8", 10" and 11"  Zambuto mirrors are the last of his 20mm Quartz supply, the last of this great material at this thickness.

No other specifications have been decided such as wood stain color, focuser, finder(s), etc (aside from the 16" Journey-HD). Therefore if you believe you might be interested in one of the above telescopes for delivery in 2021, and would like to specify the wood stain color and tube color (among other specs) of your choosing, then please reach out to us to see about reserving one, but please note, "they're done when they're done."

 

Customers with specific deadlines or limited patience need not apply.  ;-)  The idea is that we can build these telescopes above at a non-harried pace. They will be done in 2021 but when we say they're done.  :-)

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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!

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!

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!

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.

Please note: Prices subject to change at any time. Please inquire for specific and binding price quotes for your particular project(s).

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Last Update: August 29, 2020

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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.