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Astrosystems Quantum Finished Telekits (w/out Optics)
Astrosystems Quantum Finished Telekits (w/out Optics)
Astrosystems Quantum Finished Telekits (w/out Optics)

Astrosystems Quantum Finished Telekits (w/out Optics)

Brand: Astrosystems
Item Number: AS-QTK10

Regular price $2,300.00 $2,300.00 On Sale

  • Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 28 and Nov 12. * ETA for USA only

    Shipping & Returns: Free Shipping with $100 purchase. Free Returns. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of purchase.

    Quantum Finished Telekits

    Outfitted for your optics OR with Astrosystems Optics

    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! 

    Astrosystems now offers the Quantum finished TeleKit for f/4-f/6 in 10", 12.5", 15",16", 18" (+17.5"), 20" and 22" 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.

    Thinking about a shorter focal length (f/3.3-f3.9) Quantum ?  Click here.

    Why the Quantum TeleKit is the most advanced truss telescope on the market.

    QuickSwitch  Filter Slide -  Focuser

    The Filter Slide is integrated in the TeleKit with the Moonlight CR-2 or optional Feathertouch focuser.  The four position slide makes it a snap to change filters with a twist of the control knob.  No more removal of the eyepiece and thread mis-match.  One of the most powerful observing aids is now at your fingertips. It is that quick, easy, and SAFE!  *NEW* The filter slide has been modified for compatibility with 2" Bino-viewers and laser collimators that protrude through the slide for proper function.  Thousand Oaks nebulae filters are available through AstroSystems.

    Astrosystems Spider and Secondary Holder

    This time tested assembly is rock-solid and has four collimation screws (thumb screws for 2.6" and up) for fast, easy and precise collimation every time.  Compatible with AstroSystems Dew Guard.

    Cooling Fans and Rechargeable Batteries

    Cooling fans are incorporated into the mirror cell and come complete with gel-cell batteries, AC and DC chargers.   High capacity fans feature brushless, ball bearing construction so they can be used while observing without image vibration.

    Upper Truss Fasteners

    Easy, no-tool 4 point cam action is fast and positive.  Four pairs of trusses are much easier to handle than eight loose trusses.

    Stainless steel hardware

    Stainless steel is used throughout with the exception of some internal fasteners, providing strength and corrosion protection.

    Construction

    Both the rocker box and mirror box are constructed with finger jointed Baltic Birch plywood, a professional and durable joint.  Slow cure epoxy is used for the ultimate in strength.  Baltic Birch plywood has a single sheet of veneer so no unsightly veneer seams.

    Altitude Bearings

    Ultra smooth large radius bearings that move on one PTFE and one ball bearing per side.  Drive and DSC compatible.   Fingertip motion and complete control of resistance.

    Mirror Cell

     The easy access tailgate assembly allows quick access to the primary mirror.   Just remove two bolts to drop down the mirror cell to clean or remove the mirror.  This makes installing and removing the mirror much safer, especially for large optics.  The mirror transport system protects the primary mirror and flotation assembly by supporting the primary mirror on cushioned pads.  The cushioned stainless steel sling insures accurate collimation by maintaining the primary mirror position.  With hundreds of TeleKits in the field, this support method has proved to be the optimum method of primary mirror support to achieve the best planetary resolution and deep-sky images.

    Azimuth Bearing

    Three sets of sealed ball bearings ride on stainless steel axles.  Low maintenance and zero backlash.  The adjustable brake is standard.

    Truss Tubes

     Quantum telescopes are supplied with 6061-T6 seamless aluminum trusses.  They are protected with a black, heat shrink protective coating.  The light shroud, a $100.00 option with most truss telescopes sold, is a TeleKit standard feature.

    Upper Cage

    The upper cage is light, strong and can be stored in the mirror box.  This feature provides safer and more compact transportation.

    Lower Clamp Blocks

    Located inside the mirror box for an uncluttered look.  They are strong and precise and require no tools.

     

     A complete list of supplied components and materials is in the frequently asked questions.

    Our Guarantee

    Our products are manufactured with the highest quality materials.  Years of testing, and high standards of production have produced the best possible products in the industry.  If a product has not  met with the customer's expectation, with prior approval, they can return the product directly to us for repair or replacement (our discretion).  We have no minimums on any of our products, so you can stock just what is comfortable for you and your store.  We fully guarantee our products for one year from the purchase date, longer on some products.  Our policy is to treat our dealers and their customers as we wish to be treated.  If an item does not live up to your expectation, please give us an opportunity to make it right.

    We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

    To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

    Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

    • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
    • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
    • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
    • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
    • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
    • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
    • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

    Order Confirmation As soon as you place your order you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days) we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

    Order Shipment If your order is received, the inventory is in stock and your credit card information matches the information, In most cases, we can ship within 5 business days. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order please email us at info@skygazeoptics.com.

    Miscellaneous Shipping Information

    • We cannot ship to PO boxes.
    • Non-standard shipping surcharges will apply to isolated service areas, such as remote areas, areas not readily accessible by a delivery vehicle, islands, etc., as defined by the shipper. These circumstances occur less than 1% of the time.

    Delivery Times

    You can estimate the deliver time to your home or business by viewing the "Ships Within" information listed with every product. This refers to the time from when you place your order, to the time it leaves the warehouse. The total delivery time for your order is calculated from the time your order is placed, until you receive it. The diagram below shows how the total delivery time is broken down into pre-ship processing time and shipping time. 

    Processing time is the time it takes from when you submit your order to when the product leaves the warehouse. The "Ships Within" time frame listed with each of our products on the website applies to this time frame. For example, if your order a product that reads "Ships Within: 2 Weeks", this means that the product typically leaves the factory within two weeks. If there will be any additional time required to process your order, we will notify you immediately to confirm the delivery period. This time is needed for products that are shipped to you directly from our manufacturers. The manufacturers need this time to fulfill your order. In some cases, the items are custom built.  Shipping time is measured when your order leaves the warehouse to when it arrives at your address. Actual shipping time can vary between 2-5 business days. Contact our helpful customer service experts at (888-264-2244)  for more information.

     

    Did your shipment arrive damaged or defective?

    Please report damaged or defective merchandise to us immediately by email phone. Photos of the items and the packaging would be greatly appreciated. This will speed up our resolution process. We strongly recommend at the time of delivery, if your notice any cartons that look dented, crushed or just not right, open them immediately and inspect the contents. If the contents appear to be damaged, please notate it on the delivery ticket, refuse that item only and contact us as soon as possible for instructions.

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