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  1. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 17.5-18"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 17.5-18"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available.

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    Model#: TK-17.5/18
    $2,000.00

  2. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 30"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 30"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available.

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    Model#: TK-30
    $5,200.00

  3. AstroSystems - Pivot Kit 3/8" x 2" -2.5" bolt

    AstroSystems - Pivot Kit 3/8" x 2" -2.5" bolt

    This is one of the key components in making a Dobsonian move smoothly and easily in azimuth, even when pointed near the zenith.

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    Model#: Pivotkit3/8-2_2.5bolt
    $27.00

  4. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 24"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 24"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available.

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    Model#: TK-24
    $3,700.00

  5. AstroSystems -Truss Tube Carry Case 32"

    AstroSystems -Truss Tube Carry Case 32"

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    Model#: AS_TTCC_32
    $32.00

  6. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 20"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 20"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available. 

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    Model#: TK-20
    $2,300.00

  7. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 32"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 32"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available.

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    Model#: TK-32
    $5,900.00

  8. AstroSystems - Feathertouch Focuser

    AstroSystems - Feathertouch Focuser

    The Moonlite CR-2 focuser is standard on the TeleKit.  It features precision roller bearings, Crayford no backlash friction drive and has smooth focusing at high power with 8:1 fine focus.

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    Model#: TK-feathertouch
    $269.00

  9. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 28"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 28"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available.

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    Model#: TK-28
    $4,800.00

  10. AstroSystems - Cage Case for 15.0" - 16.0" Telescopes

    AstroSystems - Cage Case for 15.0" - 16.0" Telescopes

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    Model#: AS_CC_15.0-16.0
    $35.00

  11. AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 22"

    AstroSystems - TeleKit SFL 22"

    AstroSystems has redesigned the TeleKit to meet the demanding requirements of the new short focal length mirrors now available. 

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    Model#: TK-22
    $2,500.00

  12. AstroSystems - Feathertouch focuser (TeleKit SFL accessory)

    AstroSystems - Feathertouch focuser (TeleKit SFL accessory)

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    Model#: FeathertouchfocuserSFL
    $200.00

  13. AstroSystems - 2.14 " Secondary Holder - 1/4 " shaft with 3/8 " adapter

    AstroSystems - 2.14 " Secondary Holder - 1/4 " shaft with 3/8 " adapter

    These have a 1/4" mounting stud and a 1/4" to 3/8" bushing to fit both 1/4" and 3/8" spiders. The smaller diameter mounting stud reduces the weight by 50% ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_SH_2.14
    $35.00

  14. AstroSystems - 40.6 " Round Groundboard For 32 " telescopes - with 18.8 " bearing

    AstroSystems - 40.6 " Round Groundboard For 32 " telescopes - with 18.8 " bearing

    AstroSystems Round Ground Board Retrofiting your telescope with a GOTO drive?  Use our precision CNC cut round Ground Board for accuracy ... Learn More
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    Model#: AS_RGB_40.6
    $249.00

  15. AstroSystems - 24 " Altitude Bearings Double Layer 1/2 " Baltic Birch (0.95 " wide) Spoked

    AstroSystems - 24 " Altitude Bearings Double Layer 1/2 " Baltic Birch (0.95 " wide) Spoked

    AstroSystems Altitude Bearings: 24 Inch Long, Double Layer 1/2" Baltic Birch Ply (0 ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_AB_24-0.5
    $125.00

  16. AstroSystems - 16 " Newt. Telescope Cover

    AstroSystems - 16 " Newt. Telescope Cover

    AstroSystems Telescope CoversWSafely Awaiting Darknessr Water vapor from interior evaporates, passes through, droplets from the exterior run off ... Learn More
    Model#: AS16N-TC
    $85.00

  17. AstroSystems - 22 " Quantum (Finished TeleKit) without Optics

    AstroSystems - 22 " Quantum (Finished TeleKit) without Optics

    AstroSystems - 22 inch Quantum (Finished TeleKit) without Optics

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    Model#: AS_Q_22.0
    $4,250.00

  18. AstroSystems - 32 " Quantum (Finished TeleKit) without Optics

    AstroSystems - 32 " Quantum (Finished TeleKit) without Optics

    AstroSystems - 32 inch Quantum (Finished TeleKit) without Optics

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    Model#: AS_Q_32.0
    $8,900.00

  19. AstroSystems - 3.50 " Secondary Holder - 3/8 " shaft

    AstroSystems - 3.50 " Secondary Holder - 3/8 " shaft

    These have a 3/8" mounting stud and have our new long thumbscrews to clear the spider for easy, no tools collimation ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_SH_3.50
    $46.00

  20. AstroSystems - Lycra Light Shroud for 16 " telescopes

    AstroSystems - Lycra Light Shroud for 16 " telescopes

    Astrosystems Telescope ShroudThe Lycra/Nylon blend shroud that is standard equipment on the TeleKit is available separately for retrofitting to other truss telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_LLS_16
    $80.00

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Our business grew out of Randy's hobby.  As a youngster, he built his first telescope at age 12.  As the years passed, he could see various needs in the hobby that could be addressed with a little sweat and ingenuity.  With a list of over 25 possible new products in 1986, we named and formed AstroSystems while on a 4 month stay in the backwoods of Washington state.   After locating in Colorado in early 1987, our first two products were the laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 star charts and the first commercial focuser based on the friction drive Crayford design.   We attended our first star party, the Texas Star Party, to display and sell them.   For the next several years we were adding 4-6 new products a year, some of our design, others marketed by us but made and developed by amateur astronomers. 

In 1992 we realized the need to focus on a long term direction, and with the immense popularity of the truss tube telescope, our dream of promoting telescope building was realized with our first component kit.    These were kits that left the amateur telescope maker (ATM) to do all the wood work, which was fine, if you knew anything about woodworking.  Randy’s easy to follow Guide to Building Truss Tube Telescopes made it as easy as possible, but the kits still left out a large portion of the astronomical market.    The summer of 1996 brought another change to our marketing with the introduction of a truss telescope kit complete with all wood components precision cut by CNC technology, ready to assemble and finish.    With this product we hope to promote the hobby of telescope building beyond the likes any have seen and provide a first class telescope that will fulfill all expectations.

The TeleKit can be the launching platform for future innovations in amateur telescope making.  We believe that building a TeleKit will not only give you a great scope, but be a fun, enjoyable, and educational experience.    In 2009 we will be celebrating our twenty second year and with many future products in the works we will promise to always provide you with the highest quality astronomical products, and the best customer service possible.  

Alan Poppenhagen joined the Astrosystems team in 1990 and has been instrumental in the development, design, and production of Astrosystems products.  He is very knowledgeable about the practical side of Amateur astronomy and routinely assists customers with difficult questions about our products and observing.  Alan is also handles all the manufacture of our spider and secondary holder line.