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Wednesday, July 26, 2017    
New Equipment

Below is a list of the predominant suppliers of new astronomical equipment for the astronomy enthusiast.  If you know of another manufacturer that should be listed here, please let me know.  The logos shown below are copyright their respective companies and are provided for reference only.

New Telescopes & Accessories
 
Baader Planetarium

Baader Planetarium provides a variety of quality eyepieces and other accessories to the astronomical community.  Their Hyperion line of eyepieces has received favorable reviews.


 
Celestron

A manufacturer, designer, and distributor of a broad range of optical equipment suitable for beginners, hobbyists, and professionals.  Celestron manufactured its first telescope in 1960 and is now one of the leading manufacturers of telescopes.


 
Meade

Founded in 1972, Meade is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of a variety of optical devices.  Their telescopes range from entry-level to high-end professional.


 
Orion

Orion has developed a reputation for quality equipment at reasonable prices.  Products are targeted primarily at amateurs and hobbyists.  Orion was founded in 1975.


 
Stellarvue

Stellarvue specializes in hand-built refractor telescopes of exceptional quality.  Telescopes are made to order using proprietary optics that have been star tested.  Expect to pay for the quality of these scopes.


 
Tele Vue

Tele Vue is widely known for their quality Nagler and Panoptic eyepieces.  However, they also sell telescopes and other accessories.


 
Takahashi

A telescope manufacturer renowned for its quality refractors.  Takahashi telescopes of similar characteristics will sell for many times the price of other brands...even used.


 
Vixen

Named for one of Santa's reindeer, Vixen telescopes are the #1 selling brand in Japan.  Vixen manufactures quality telescopes at prices attainable by the average hobbyist.


 
William Optics

William Optics provides a complete line of quality telescopes, eyepieces, and other accessories.


 
 
Baader Planetarium

Baader Planetarium provides a variety of quality eyepieces and other accessories to the astronomical community.  Their Hyperion line of eyepieces has received favorable reviews.


 
Celestron

A manufacturer, designer, and distributor of a broad range of optical equipment suitable for beginners, hobbyists, and professionals.  Celestron manufactured its first telescope in 1960 and is now one of the leading manufacturers of telescopes.


 
Meade

Founded in 1972, Meade is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of a variety of optical devices.  Their telescopes range from entry-level to high-end professional.


 
Orion

Orion has developed a reputation for quality equipment at reasonable prices.  Products are targeted primarily at amateurs and hobbyists.  Orion was founded in 1975.


 
Stellarvue

Stellarvue specializes in hand-built refractor telescopes of exceptional quality.  Telescopes are made to order using proprietary optics that have been star tested.  Expect to pay for the quality of these scopes.


 
Tele Vue

Tele Vue is widely known for their quality Nagler and Panoptic eyepieces.  However, they also sell telescopes and other accessories.


 
Takahashi

A telescope manufacturer renowned for its quality refractors.  Takahashi telescopes of similar characteristics will sell for many times the price of other brands...even used.


 
Vixen

Named for one of Santa's reindeer, Vixen telescopes are the #1 selling brand in Japan.  Vixen manufactures quality telescopes at prices attainable by the average hobbyist.


 
William Optics

William Optics provides a complete line of quality telescopes, eyepieces, and other accessories.


 
Used Telescopes & Accessories
 
Cloudy Nights

A thriving astronomy community supported by Astronomics.com

 


 
Astromart

Astromart is an online astronomical marketplace hosted by Anacortes Telescopes.  The site includes classifieds, auctions, news, and forums.  Its a great place to get good equipment at a great price.


 
 
Cloudy Nights

A thriving astronomy community supported by Astronomics.com

 


 
Astromart

Astromart is an online astronomical marketplace hosted by Anacortes Telescopes.  The site includes classifieds, auctions, news, and forums.  Its a great place to get good equipment at a great price.


 
My Equipment


Leupold Wind River 10x50

 


Hardin Optical Deep Space Hunter 8"
1200mm f/6
 



TMB 80mm Signature Series
 
500mm f/6.3

 

 

Orion XX14i Truss Dobsonian
1650mm f/4.6

 

 


Eyepieces
--2" GSO Plossl 42mm
--2" Orion DeepView 35mm
--Baader Hyperion 13mm
--Baader Hyperion 5mm
--Televue Plossl 20mm

 


Leupold Wind River 10x50

 


Hardin Optical Deep Space Hunter 8"
1200mm f/6
 



TMB 80mm Signature Series
 
500mm f/6.3

 

 

Orion XX14i Truss Dobsonian
1650mm f/4.6

 

 


Eyepieces
--2" GSO Plossl 42mm
--2" Orion DeepView 35mm
--Baader Hyperion 13mm
--Baader Hyperion 5mm
--Televue Plossl 20mm

 

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