AstroSystems - 16 inch Quantum (Finished TeleKit) with Optics - f/4.68
Do you like all the outstanding features of the AstroSystems TeleKit but don't have the time, space or inclination to build one? Not a problem! We now offer the Quantum finished TeleKit in 10, 12.5, 15, 16, 18 (17.5), 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30 and 32 inches completely finished. Ultra-smooth, four coat polyurethane finish offers unsurpassed protection. We use our own specially formulated penetrant/water resistant primer and 3 topcoats of premium spar polyurethane for unsurpassed water resistance and durability. Truss telescopes may look alike from a distance, but the beautiful golden blonde Baltic Birch complimented by the black accents always stands out among Truss Newtonians. The closer you look, the more obvious the superior workmanship, finish and performance becomes. Sky and Telescope magazine called the TeleKit a 'heirloom Dobsonian' in their June 1998 review. Ready to drop in your optics, or we can supply optics from one of many recommended opticians. The finished TeleKit features the same precise CNC routed parts as the TeleKit. A Lycra light shroud and transport system are standard. Only the highest quality stainless steel hardware is used.Quantum finished TeleKit sizes of 24 to 32 inches are considered custom since they are made to order. Custom delivery times can be 3-5 months. Regular delivery times can vary from 4 weeks to 4 months depending on the size of the telescope and stock on hand. Each Quantum has a customer file that is started when the order is placed. This will take about five minutes. Quantum Finished Telekits require a 25% deposit and Quantum finished Telekits with optics require a 50% deposit to secure your place in the production schedule. 20% of the deposit will be forfeited if the order is cancelled for a non-emergency. Price includes a fully assembled and finished Quantum, a premium AstroSystems primary with 96% enhanced aluminum coatings standard. A 96% reflective enhanced aluminum secondary mirror is included. Both optics are fabricated by Terry Ostahowski and have complete interferometry.
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