Products CNC manufactured for uniformity and precision.
Height can be designed for comfort. Kit or finished. Solid or collapsible.
Mount only, or
... with fitted alt. bearings, or
... with clamshell rings and bearings.
Soon: Standard 6" f/8, 8" f/6 mounts.
Turn 5" into 12" Big Bearings.
New: Mirror box bearing supports.
Small bearings fit to tube curve.
Large bearings for mirror boxes.
Add bearings to your
New: 6" low cost, 3 point support.
Standard 8" - 12.5", 6 point flotation.
Universal for conical
Dovetail plate mount Newtonians on these heavy duty or lightweight
Eliminates stray light.
New: Round Teflon improves motion.
Teflon altitude and azimuth pads.
FRP bearing strips, azimuth rings.
Tube end rings
Club Discount Programs
FRP azimuth rounds.
FRP azimuth rings.
Work / Who Are We?
If you are
looking for something not offered on this web-site, I am interested
in hearing from you. Making parts for telescopes has been an
over 20 year avocation, now developed into a full time endeavor.
Send a sketch or dimensioned drawing, even just describe your
need and if feasible you'll receive a price and delivery quote
based on time and materials.
actively involved in amateur astronomy for over 40 years and
bring a lot of experience making asrtronomy parts for customers
and friends, and introducing newcomers to the hobby.
I'm by far the most proud of time spent with daughter Mimi,
seeing her interest in astronomy grow as we would travel to
meet friends at dark skies sites. She always quickly had her
hands on the telescope and gained notoriety after my report
about her as The
Messier Monster, which resulted in her appearance on Sky
and Telescope's September 2000 magazine cover. Mimi at age
10 was pushing me off my 20" Obsession so she could play
with the big kids on a big telescope. She wanted increasingly
bigger telescopes - "an inch a year" - which quickly
got out of hand. Now she's raising her own Messier Monster.
I now spend
time in dark skies with an 18" telescope, and use the 10"
seen here on the Kydex Light Baffles
page from home near San Francisco California.
a member of numerous astronony clubs, and current membr of the
Fremont Peak Observatory Association.
I've been on club's boards of directors, and club president.
help of friends I began two regional star parties in Californian
during the 1990's: the Golden
State Star Party (started in the mid-90's as the Mount Lassen
Star Party), and little "under the radar" CalStar.
Both star parties continue, hosted by our (now incorporated)
mailing list, which we began cobbling together with rudimentary
programming in 1993. That list became The Astronomy Connection
as we "TACos" call it. TAC still lives after all these
new moon weekends, as one member says "on the mountaintops."
I am very
fortunate to have friends with big telescopes in very dark skies
away from California's big city light domes. I also get to spend
time at Lick Observatory, both as an employee and volunetter
for their programs.
Astronomy has been and continues to be my most passionate hobby
TAC, I am involved with Adventures
In Deep Space, and the NGC/IC
Project. My favorite astro-trip
was in 2005, taking my 10" telescope to Chile. Observing
there was documented
by Ray Cash. The other great trip was to West Texas, to visit
the McDonald Observatory and tour it with the chief astronomer,
arranged by my friends Jimi Lowrey and Steve Gottlieb.
Finally, I enjoy being able to write astronomy content, specifically
what to observe, for a major astronomly manufacturer and woldwide
distributor. I consider myself lucky.
is a wonderful life long interest. Building parts for other
amateurs is the cherry on top!