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: July 29, 2019

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Our most popular aperture and focal length combinations (10" F/6, 12.5" F/5, 15" F/4.5, 18" F/4.5 and 20" F/4.5) are featured in our "Classic" line of Truss-Dobsonians, which boast moderate-to-large apertures, moderate focal lengths, and all the Standard Components and value you've come to expect from Teeter's Telescopes.

Why Buy a STS?

Year after year, these apertures and focal ratios are our hottest sellers and constitute the bulk of the scopes that we've built and sold, and for good reason because:

 

These versatile scopes represent the best compromise between planetary and deep space performance when you're looking for that "well rounded" instrument;

 

Moderate apertures provide stunning planetary, lunar and deep space object details to fascinate the advanced beginner as their first "real" telescope or an experienced observer looking to upgrade from a mass produced scope;

 

Our Truss Ring makes these apertures and focal ratios a breeze to set up and transport;

 

Moderate focal ratios allow for breath-taking widefield views of the Milky Way and large deep space objects when combined with widefield eyepieces;

 

Your choice of Lightholder Optical (LO) or Zambuto Optical Company (ZOC) primary mirrors provide primary mirrors of the highest quality currently available. Antares Optics provides finely crafted secondary mirrors that are a perfect match for either of the above primary mirrors. Magnifications of 40x-50x per inch of aperture are achievable on nights of steady atmospheric seeing conditions.

 

Lightholder Optical (LO) primary mirrors come with printed test reports, while Antares Optics secondary mirrors come Zygo tested. No test reports are provided with the ZOC primary mirrors, but ZOC's reputation in the industry for the highest quality optics is legendary (no test reports need apply!).

 

Further, our Classic scopes come with many standard features, some of which aren't available anywhere else.   Please see What's Included for a full list of standard components.

Why Buy a Classic?

Every TT/Classic Includes These Great Parts:

- Teeter's Telescopes Exclusive "Truss Ring" Feature;

- Flotation-type Primary Mirror Cell (10", 9-point; 12.5" - 20", 18-point);

- Astrosystems 4-vane Spider and Secondary Holder;

- Moonlite Single-Speed 2"/1.25" Crayford Focuser;

- Dual Boundary Layer Cooling Fans;

- Light Shroud and Truss Pole Carry Case from Shrouds by Heather; etc.

“Hello Rob, John here in Utah and the very proud owner of Scope # 163. Its been almost a year since I received HAL, that's what I call it because it's a hell of a lot smarter than me. I have taken it to four of our national parks in our state and to three of our national monuments here in Utah and I even took it to the eastern Nevada Yelland dry lake bed in the middle of nowhere where there was a meteorite air burst according to science people. Finding meteorites during the day and star gazing at night it don't get any better than that.

EVERYONE, was really impressed with the looks of and the viewing through the scope. HAL has never missed a target and the tracking of an object has been just amazing to me. A whole tour bus from Germany stood in line to take a look while in Arches National Park.

 

Thanks Rob for all your help and everything. So glad that I got the upgrades that I did."

 

- John

John K., from UT, had this to say about his TT163 (15" F/4.5):

2019 Pricing & Specifications

Note: All prices now include the "Howie Glatter Cable Sling" for optimal primary mirror support as standard equipment!

10" F/6

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 60.0"

 

Secondary Mirror: 1.83" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.25" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 59"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 30 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 46 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 17.25"

Pricing

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$5,225.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$5,750.00

 

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$3,850.00

 $390 Upgrade to
25mm Fused Silica!

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$6,175.00 *

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$6,750.00

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,075.00

Pricing

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 62.5"

 

Secondary Mirror: 2.60" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 61"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 41 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 63 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 19.75"

12.5" F/5

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

 $550 Upgrade to
25mm Fused Silica!

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$7,075.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$7,750.00

 

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,325.00

Pricing

Focal Length: Approximately 65.25"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.10" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 63"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 50 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 77 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 26.25"

Specifications

14.5" F/4.5

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

 $640 Upgrade to
27mm Fused Silica!

15" F/4.5

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 67.5"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.10" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 66"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 55 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 81 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 26.25"

Pricing

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$7,300.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$8,000.00

 

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,350.00

 $695 Upgrade to
27mm Fused Silica!

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Pricing

Focal Length: Approximately 64"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.50" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 61"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 63 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 89 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 27.25"

Specifications

16" F/4

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$8,400.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$9,600.00

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,400.00

 $795 Upgrade to
29mm Fused Silica!

16" F/4.5

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 72"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.50" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 69"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 65 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 91 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 27.25"

Pricing

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$7,975.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$8,625.00

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,400.00

 $795 Upgrade to
29mm Fused Silica!

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

18" F/4

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 72.0"

 

Secondary Mirror: 4.00" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.625" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 69"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 71 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 101 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 29.25"

Pricing

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$9,900.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$11,125.00

 

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,625.00

 $945 Upgrade to
32mm Fused Silica!

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

18" F/4.5

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 81.0"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.50" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 78"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 71 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 101 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 29.25"

Pricing

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$9,025.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$9,850.00

 

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,625.00

 $945 Upgrade to
32mm Fused Silica!

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$11,825.00 *

 

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$13,125.00

 

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,875.00

Pricing

Focal Length: Approximately 80.0"

 

Secondary Mirror: 4.25" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/10 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.625" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 77"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 86 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 121 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 31.25"

Specifications

20" F/4

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

 $1,325 Upgrade to
35mm Fused Silica!

Complete Scope with Lightholder Optics Primary Mirror:

$10,300.00 *

Complete Scope with Zambuto Optical Company Primary Mirror:

$11,350.00

Structure Only (Supply Your Own Primary & Secondary Mirrors):

$4,875.00

Pricing

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 90.0"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.50" minor axis, Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, 96% Enhanced Coating

 

Primary Mirror: 1.625" thickness Supremax Substrate

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 87"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 88 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 123 pounds 

 

Widest Component (Rockerbox w/ protruding hardware): Approximately 31.25"

20" F/4.5

Note: These apertures and focal ratios are merely suggestions. We can build any aperture (8" - 22") and focal ratio (F/3 - F/8). Please inquire for a custom quote.

 $1,325 Upgrade to
35mm Fused Silica!

Please note - pictures above of telescopes may include optional equipment available only as an upgrade.  Please see the Featured Standard Components table above listing the major components and features included for the base prices listed above. Prices subject to change without notice.

*Lightholder Optics pricing yet to be determined for 2019. Telescope prices shown are based upon their 2018 prices. Please inquire with us directly to discuss expected 2019 pricing for our telescopes with Lightholder Optics primary mirrors.

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