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  1. 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

  2. AstroSystems - 22 " Altitude Bearings Double Layer 3/4 " Baltic Birch (1.4 " wide) Spoked

    AstroSystems - 22 " Altitude Bearings Double Layer 3/4 " Baltic Birch (1.4 " wide) Spoked

    AstroSystems Altitude Bearings: 22 Inch Long, Double Layer 3/4" Baltic Birch Ply (1 ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_AB_22-0.75
    $150.00

  3. AstroSystems - 30 " Newt. Telescope Cover

    AstroSystems - 30 " Newt. Telescope Cover

    AstroSystems Telescope CoversWSafely Awaiting Darknessr Water vapor from interior evaporates, passes through, droplets from the exterior run off ... Learn More
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    Model#: AS30N-TC
    $250.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. AstroSystems - Transport Case 12.5 "

    AstroSystems - Transport Case 12.5 "

    Telescope Transport Case: For 12.5" TelescopesThe AstroSystems transport cover is made to protect your telescope while disassembled in the field or while being transported ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_TC_12.5
    $90.00

  8. AstroSystems - 10 " TeleKit

    AstroSystems - 10 " TeleKit

        AstroSystems offers the TeleKit in a variety of sizes:   10, 12.5, 13.1, 14.5, 16, 17.5, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30 and 32 inch truss tube telescope kits ... Learn More
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    Model#: AS_TK_10.0
    $1,250.00

  9. AstroSystems - 18 " Quantum (Finished TeleKit) with Optics - f/4.66

    AstroSystems - 18 " Quantum (Finished TeleKit) with Optics - f/4.66

    Quantum Finished TeleKitconfigured for your optics or withAstrosystems optics, Terry Ostahowski, optics   Do you like all the outstanding features of the AstroSystems  TeleKit but don't have the time, space or inc ... Learn More
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    Model#: AS_QO_18.0
    $6,900.00

  10. AstroSystems - 5.5 " Secondary Holder - 3/8 " shaft

    AstroSystems - 5.5 " Secondary Holder - 3/8 " shaft

    The larger holders over 4" have a proportionately thicker shell for proper support of thicker, heavier secondaries and a 3/8" mounting stud. They utilize 1" long thumbscrews for easy, no tools collimation. Holders from 4.0" to 7 ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_SH_5.50
    $73.00

  11. AstroSystems - Lycra Light Shroud for 32 " telescopes

    AstroSystems - Lycra Light Shroud for 32 " 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
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    Model#: AS_LLS_32
    $240.00

  12. AstroSystems - Transport Case 22 "

    AstroSystems - Transport Case 22 "

    Telescope Transport Case: For 22" TelescopesThe AstroSystems transport cover is made to protect your telescope while disassembled in the field or while being transported ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_TC_22.0
    $120.00

  13. AstroSystems - 16 " TeleKit

    AstroSystems - 16 " TeleKit

        AstroSystems offers the TeleKit in a variety of sizes:   10, 12.5, 13.1, 14.5, 16, 17.5, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30 and 32 inch truss tube telescope kits

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    Model#: AS_TK_16.0
    $1,600.00

  14. AstroSystems - 1.83 " Secondary Mirror

    AstroSystems - 1.83 " Secondary Mirror

    AstroSystems Secondary MirrorsPrecision Secondary Mirrors - the best!Our superior quality elliptical secondary mirrors are made of precision annealed Pyrex blanks, ground to the exact minor axis dimension ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_SM_1.83
    $99.00

  15. AstroSystems - Pivot Kit

    AstroSystems - Pivot Kit

    This is one of the key components in making a Dobsonian move smoothly and easily in azimuth, even when pointed near the zenith. Each kit contains a 3/8" x 2 ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_PIVOT
    $27.00

  16. AstroSystems - 13.1 " Primary Mirror Cell

    AstroSystems - 13.1 " Primary Mirror Cell

    AstroSystems Primary Mirror CellAstroSystems computer designed Primary Mirror Cells are made from a frame of 1.4" thick, 26 layer aircraft plywood for strength and rigidity on 18" and larger cells and 1" thick, 22 layer on 16" and smaller cells ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_PMC_13.1
    $200.00

  17. AstroSystems - 20.0 " Primary Mirror Cell

    AstroSystems - 20.0 " Primary Mirror Cell

    AstroSystems Primary Mirror CellAstroSystems computer designed Primary Mirror Cells are made from a frame of 1.4" thick, 26 layer aircraft plywood for strength and rigidity on 18" and larger cells and 1" thick, 22 layer on 16" and smaller cells ... Learn More
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    Model#: AS_PMC_20.0
    $350.00

  18. AstroSystems - Transport Case 32 "

    AstroSystems - Transport Case 32 "

    Telescope Transport Case: For 32" TelescopesThe AstroSystems transport cover is made to protect your telescope while disassembled in the field or while being transported ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_TC_32.0
    $170.00

  19. AstroSystems - Heavy Spider Vane - D 16.0 "es to 19.0 "es

    AstroSystems - Heavy Spider Vane - D 16.0 "es to 19.0 "es

    AstroSystems - Heavy Spider Vane - D 16.0 inches to 19 ... Learn More
    Model#: AS_HSV_D
    $46.00

  20. AstroSystems - 25 " TeleKit

    AstroSystems - 25 " TeleKit

        AstroSystems offers the TeleKit in a variety of sizes:   10, 12.5, 13.1, 14.5, 16, 17.5, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30 and 32 inch truss tube telescope kits

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    Model#: AS_TK_25.0
    $3,500.00

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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.