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: November 30, 2019

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Our most popular aperture and focal length combinations are now available at a lower introductory price through our "Stark" line of Truss-Dobsonians.  The Stark boasts moderate-to-large apertures, moderate focal lengths, and a structure that embodies the rigidity and beauty you've come to expect from Teeter's Telescopes.

Why Buy a STS?

As with everything sold today, prices never seem to go down...only up and up. Therefore, we started with our TT/Classic line of telescopes and stripped them down to the bare essentials yielding an economical alternative we've dubbed as "Stark!"

 

The TT/Stark is a bare-bones Truss-Dobsonian but it isn't short on performance, functionality or build quality. We give you a well-built telescope at a price point that's easy on the wallet;

 

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;

 

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

 

Standard primary and secondary mirrors provided by Guan Sheng Optical (GSO) for the 10" F/5, 12" F/5 and 16" F/4.5, or supply a mirror that you already own for an even more economical solution;

 

Further, our Stark scopes come with many standard features, some of which aren't available anywhere else.   Please see below for more information.

Why Buy a Stark?

Dave A., from PA, had this to say about his TT/Stark, TT126 (16" F/4):

"I've owned several Big Dobs over the years and I keep coming back to Teeter.  This new 16" Stark he built is incredible! Structurally it's built like a tank with no vibrations and no collimation flex.  But, I can still easily wheel it right out of my garage and out to my yard. And the collimation - I only just have to barely touch the knobs to bring it dead-on.

 

And I love the whole idea behind the Stark. While I'm sure I would've been happy with the GSO primary mirror, because the structure was so affordable I was able to put more money into a shorter focal length primary mirror from a well-respected mirror maker (Lightholder Optics) so I didn't need a ladder.  The views are incredible! I love globulars and so far this Spring I've went back forth numerous times between M3, M5, M13, M92 and several others. And the bridge on M51 is clearly observed! That's something I couldn't do with my previous 17.5" or 18" scopes. The Lightholder mirror in this scope is the cats meow!

 

Thanks again Rob for such a great telescope that I could afford! I can't wait to get this under truly dark skies."

Every TT/Stark Includes These Great Features:

- Teeter's Telescopes Exclusive Clear-Gloss Wood Finish;

- Utilization of 5/8" and 1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood, professionally milled;

- Flotation-type Primary Mirror Cell (10", 9-pt; 12" & Larger, 18-pt) with sling;

- Astrosystems 4-vane Spider and Secondary Holder, tool-less collimation;

- Moonlite Single-Speed 2"/1.25" Crayford Focuser in Black Anodized Finish;

- Rigel QuickFinder or Telrad zero-power finders;

- Black Enamel and Tough Clear-Coat Finished Altitude Bearings;

- Virgin Teflon and Black pebbled FRP azimuth and altitude bearings;

- Rubberized feet on underside of ground board for a sturdy footprint;

- Moonlite Ball & Socket lower truss connectors;

- Aurora Precision locking upper truss connectors;

- Compatible with all of our most popular upgrades and accessories; etc.

2019 Pricing & Specifications

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

10" F/5

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 50.0"

 

Secondary Mirror: 2.14" minor axis Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, from Antares Optics.

 

Primary Mirror: ~1.33" thickness BK-7 Substrate (for GSO); OR, 1.25" thickness Supremax (all other primary mirrors).

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 48"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 28 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 43 pounds 

 

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

Pricing

Complete Scope with Guan Sheng Optical (GSO) Primary Mirror:

$3,475.00

 

 

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

$2,950.00

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

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 60"

 

Secondary Mirror: 2.60" minor axis Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, from Antares Optics.

 

Primary Mirror: ~1.50" thickness BK-7 Substrate (for GSO); OR, 1.25" thickness Supremax Substrate (all other primary mirrors).

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 58"

 

Heaviest Component (Mirrorbox w/ mirror): Approximately 39 pounds

 

Total Lower Assembly Weight (Mirrorbox w/ mirror + Rockerbox): Approximately 61 pounds 

 

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

12" 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.

Complete Scope with Guan Sheng Optical (GSO) Primary Mirror:

$3,875.00

 

 

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

$3,050.00

16" F/4.5

Specifications

Focal Length: Approximately 72"

 

Secondary Mirror: 3.50" minor axis Borosilicate, 1/20 P-V, from Antares Optics.

 

Primary Mirror: ~1.77" thickness BK-7 Substrate (for GSO); OR, 1.50" thickness Supremax Substrate (all other primary mirrors).

 

Zenith Eyepiece Height: Approximately 69"

 

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 24.5"

Pricing

Complete Scope with Guan Sheng Optical (GSO) Primary Mirror:

$4,900.00

 

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

$3,200.00

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.

Non-Standard Component a la carte Pricing:

Unlike our other product lines which aim to include as many standard components as possible, the TT/Stark is designed as a bare-bones telescope that includes only the bare essentials and then allows you to pick and choose which non-essential components (if any) you want to add via a la carte pricing:

- Engraved, personalized Brass Name Plate with Telescope Aperture, Focal Ratio and Customer's Name:

- Dual Boundary Layer Cooling Fans, associated hardware, wiring, labor for install and through-holes:

- Hardware Package (corner protectors, handles, nuts, bolts, washers, etc.):

- Drilled/tapped azimuth center pivot bolt for encoders/DSCs:

- Truss Pole Carry Case with shoulder strap:

- Nylon/Lyrcra Light Shroud:

- Velvet Flocking on Upper Tube Assembly and Internal Mirrorbox Baffle:

- Internal Mirrorbox Baffle to reduce extraneous light:

- Wood Stain - add color in addition to the standard gloss polyurethane finish:

- Wheelbarrow Handles, associated hardware, labor, install:

- 12-volt Power Distribution Box (DewBuster Controller):

$75.00

$275.00

$75.00

$20.00

$65.00

$105.00

$45.00

$75.00

$125.00

$225.00

$160.00

 

Please note - pictures above of telescopes may include optional equipment available only as an upgrade.  Please see our list of Standard Features above for a full listing of all equipment included for the base prices listed above. Prices subject to change without notice.