Astronomy at IDEA TO GEAR
Idea2Gear offers the production of astronomical telescopes and mounts.
We can assess existing optics and produce an in depth test report
(see an example (written in German)
Our experience includes construction of astronomical telescops
including the optical layout.
especially we offer:
- custom made tubes and spiders
- mirror cells
optimized exactly for your mirror and assembly
- adapters for mounts, tubes, focusers, cameras, ...
- counter weights for german mounts
Off the shelf Newtonian constructions exist in the range from 6" to 35".
6", 8" and 10" are available as full tubes, 10" to 35" as truss tubes.
For the limits of custom made instruments have a look at the
machine list and limits page
The inner surface treatment of the tubes provides for a very dark sky,
avoiding a loss of backfocus usually incured by baffles.
High qualitiy is a premium target for us, so we usually work
tubes and spiders in aluminium and stainless steel.
Fibre rainforced resins are available as well,
for other materials, we should have a talk.
Counter weights are made of low carbon steel,
with a surface treatment to your specification.
As a reference design with goals and solutions, you can read
about my own tube here
For astro-related information also have a look at our
- If you have a special problem, not mentioned here, just ask!