A Little About Teeter's Telescopes, What Sets Us Apart from the Competition and Collimation How-To
Teeter's Telescopes Workshop Tour
Follow Rob Teeter as he gives a tour of the newest Teeter's Telescopes facility.
Introduction to the STS Series
Rob describes one of Teeter's Telescopes' most popular products, the Solid Tube Series.
Aurora Precision's Truss Clamps
Every current Teeter's Telescope Truss-Dob utilizes the new Aurora Precision (AP) truss clamps for the upper connection of truss poles to UTA (upper tube assembly). Watch this detailed video produced by AP to see why these are the best connectors available.
Collimating the STS Series
Rob describes the process of collimating a Solid Tube Series telescope using CatsEye Collimation tools and Howie Glatter laser tools, both from the stand point of initial alignment and maintenance alignment.
Cleaning Your STS Mirror
No matter how diligent you are covering your telescope when not in use, the primary mirror will still get dusty and dirty. Rob describes the process of disassembling your STS mirror cell to remove the electronics prior to washing the mirror. An overview of the cleaning process is also discussed.
Separating STS Mirror from Cell
Your STS primary mirror comes from the Teeter's Telescopes workshop attached to the mirror cell using RTV silicone adhesive. This is a great attachment method but a few steps must be taken when, in the future (5, 10, or more years), the primary mirror needs to be recoated (realuminized). Rob walks through those steps.
The Innovation "Truss Ring" Feature
Rob describes how the "Truss Ring" makes set-up quick and easy.
Collimating the STS Series, Pt. 2
Rob continues discussing how to collimate a Solid Tube Series (STS) telescope. This video focuses on the view through a Sight Tube, how to interpret what is observed and how to correct mis-alignment.
Type of Wood Joinery Utilized
Currently all Teeter's Telescopes utilize a tongue and groove style of wood joint for the mirrorboxes and rockerboxes they fabricate. Rob discusses the virtues of this type of joinery and explains how it can be easily confused with an inferior butt-joint at first glance.
Initial Assembly Video Tutorials
12.5" F/5 TT/Classic Sample Scope Highlighted
Discussing the optional Powered Ground Board, ServoCat wiring and 12-volt power wiring.
Discussion of the Truss Poles and their installation. *Please note, this video shows our former upper Truss connectors from Moonlite. All current Teeter's Telescopes now employ Aurora Precision upper Truss connectors.
Discussing initial mounting of Mirrorbox into Rockerbox and installing the ServoCat Altitude Drive.
Installing the Upper Tube Assembly.
Continued discussion of the ServoCat Altitude Drive installation.
Discussing the Teeter's Telescopes exclusive "Truss Ring" mechanism.
Discussing the installation of the Markless Astronomics' DSC Stalk and its wiring.
Discussing the wiring through the Kendrick DigiFire-7 controller box and wiring specific to the Powered Groundboard option.
Installing the Altitude Digital Setting Circle Encoder.
Discussing our "Quick Disconnect" Secondary Dew Heater power cable.
Discussing the installation of the primary mirror into the primary mirror cell.