Astrosystems Telekit 16"


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Brand and Model:Astrosystems Telekit 16"
Price ($USD):$1400.00
Type:truss dob kit
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
Aperture:406mm (16")
f Ratio:f/4.5
Focal Length:1827mm
Finder:none
Electric Power:n/a
Mount:dobsonian
Tripod:none
Weight (lbs):130 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Astrosytems makes truss dobsonian kits that you build yourself.These kits include everything except the optics. They make
them from 12" to 30" (anything over 22" is considered custom) for varying focal length. These kits do require a little bit of skill(mainly gluing and sanding/finishing the birch plywood)More Info at their website


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Astrosystems Telekit 16"
I built a 16" telekit last fall- kit was easy to assemble , included "everything but the optics"( even rubber gloves for mixing the epoxy)with a well thought out and easy to follow instruction manual- and if you do have any questions about assembly, Randy & Alan are great to deal with.Kit was delivered on time! I LOVE THIS SCOPE! As smooth as any Obsession , cools off quickly, has onboard 12v gel cells for fan (included with kit)- 1 great advantage is the 2" filter slide built in under the focuser that can hold 4 filters and can be selected at the twist of a knob. not as compact(considerably larger mirror box than an Obsession 15") Highly recommended

Overall Rating: 10
Mount:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: ScottAyer
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Astrosystems Telekit 16"
I have an 18" kit and it will hold up against any dob, no matter what the cost. It is a very good piece of equipment.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.27.130)
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Astrosystems Telekit 16"
I built an 18" Astrosystem kit last year. This telescope has been to a number of star parties and many nights over the last year. It was easy to built, rock steady, cools down fast and the motions are very fluid. This scope is wonderful. the optics are mamde by Intermountain Optics and have performed very well. Vaughn has a process that produces 92% reflectivity on his standard coatings and the optics excellent. Excellent value all the way around.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.27.130)
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