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Old 10-09-2006, 03:50 PM
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Astonomical equipment manufacturers list

I don't think anything like this has been posted before, if it has consider this a "bump"

From the Open Directory Project a list of 211 manufacturers of astronomical equipment and products
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:56 PM
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paul;

can you not use your exalted position as moderator to make this a sticky?

bookmarked yes, but next time Firefox upgrades i will lose all my bookmarks

yes I know I can save my bookmarks but....
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:57 PM
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If you so wish, consider it done Narayan
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:17 AM
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be better if it was aussie only...

thanks paul
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:52 AM
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Paul why don't you do some research and ring each and every one of them, and find out how much shipping is to Australia?

Good list, ta!
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:20 AM
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Paul why don't you do some research and ring each and every one of them, and find out how much shipping is to Australia?

Good list, ta!
Yeah Paul, go on, why don't you.

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:34 AM
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Np Mike, but you will have to lend me your mobile as mine is non-existant
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That is titled 'Manufacturers' list.

Guan Sheng and Synta aren't even on the list and they manufacture heaps of the brands that are on there!

It seems more like a list of dealers, and re-branded goods.

Still a very handy list thanks Paul
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:33 PM
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Here is a new one, the Astronomy Yellow pages.

http://www.amsky.com/yellowpages/
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:45 PM
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Guan Sheng and Synta aren't even on the list and they manufacture heaps of the brands that are on there!
Guan Sheng Optical is certainly on the list, I couldn't find Synta though.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:26 PM
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Hi all,

We could add to that list :

SKYLINE USA INCORPORATED.

http://www.skylineusainc.com/
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Old 22-05-2008, 08:03 PM
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Orion Optical (UK) http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/
Beacon Hill Telescopes (UK) http://www.beaconhilltelescopes.cwc.net/

I've had dealings with them both and recommend them.
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Old 18-09-2008, 06:37 PM
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OK... some more:

Places that will make stuff for you:
eMachineShop - http://www.emachineshop.com/
LaserMade - http://www.lasermade.com.au/
Precise Parts - http://www.preciseparts.com/ppmain/index.html <- these people make special one-off parts to order, the website will give an estimate.

DiscMounts http://www.discmounts.com <- the ultimate Alt-Az mount, with encoders for Argo Navis
Alpine Astro http://www.alpineastro.com <- heavy duty equatorial mounts
Parallax Instruments - http://www.parallaxinstruments.com/ring.htm <- great source for tube rings, will make special sizes
Bray Imaging http://www.brayimaging.co.uk/Astro/telescopes.html <- Tablet mounts, GIRO mounts, Russian Maksutovs
Adorama - http://www.adorama.com/ <- eyepieces, Vixen bits
BHPHoto - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ <- eyepieces, Vixen bits
Astro Physics - http://www.astro-physics.com/ <- mounts, high end refractors
Kokusai Khoki - http://www.kkohki.com/ <- Japanese eyepieces
SDM Telescopes - http://www.sdmtelescopes.com.au/ <- Large Dobsonians, Stellar Vue dealer
Stellar Vue - http://www.stellarvue.com/ <- Triplet APO's, alt-az mounts with encoders for Argo Navis


Another list of suppliers: http://www.amateurtelescopemaker.com/cp.htm


The Cloudy Nights site has a useful (long) list of sponsors and Sky & Telescope has a list of advertisers, both worth trawling if you are looking for something. And don't dismiss BHPhoto or Adorama, you'd be amazed what turns up there.

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Old 15-12-2008, 08:26 PM
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More...

Moonlite focusers and truss components
http://www.focuser.com/storefront.php

Saxon - Maksutovs and other things
http://www.splendourtrading.com.au/

Bosma - Chinese manufacturer of maksutovs & ED refractors
http://www.bosma.com.cn/en/Telescope...ak-cassergrain

Ken's custom rings
http://www.kendauzat.net/rings.htm

LVI autoguider
http://www.lvi-cameras.com/cameras.asp

Half-hitch altaz mount (very nice !)
http://www.halfhitchtelescope.com/

Mounting plates - when a Vixen dovetail is too small
http://www.altairastro.com/mounting_hardware.htm

Custom wooden cases for eyepieces and 'scopes
http://home.earthlink.net/%7Eghost65/

Review of assorted eyepiece cases and bags
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1090

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Hi all,

http://www.deepsky-solutions.com might be of interest.

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Old 23-11-2009, 09:09 AM
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http://www.intane-optics.com/ <- chinese lenses 70mm to 220mm aperture, mounted doublets, ED, apo and quadriplets, other components such as dovetails, tube rings, crayford focuser, 2" diagonals...
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Old 23-11-2009, 10:32 AM
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http://www.intane-optics.com/ <- chinese lenses 70mm to 220mm aperture, mounted doublets, ED, apo and quadriplets, other components such as dovetails, tube rings, crayford focuser, 2" diagonals...
16 to 32" primary mirrors..interesting
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:45 PM
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Pegasus Piers

Why bother with chinese imports when you can get stuff dome here better?

There is a guy in Qld that makes top quality piers. Brendan Downs apparently just got a custom one done for his new Paramount ME and looking at the photos, the whole setup looks mickey mouse.
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Old 26-02-2010, 08:07 PM
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Another interesting alt-az mount - the T-Rex from
http://www.kkohki.com/English/T-REXmount.html
Slow motion controls, tripod and encoders included.
All up a tad over $2k + GST, shipped to oz, which makes an interesting comparison with the Half Hitch Mk III.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:32 AM
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Carbon Fibre Tubes

Thanks to Tandum for this:

http://langdicfrp.en.alibaba.com/pro...cope_tube.html
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