April 20, 2013--With the introduction of the Renegade 20" f/3.0 reflector, Waite Research has expanded from the fabrication of precision telescope mirrors into the manufacture of complete Newtonian telescope systems. The new telescope features their ultra-short 20" f/3.0 primary mirrors and their own 5" secondary mirrors. These optical components are integrated into a Dobsonian-style telescope body that is also manufactured in their New Jersey facility.
It is very good to hear how our telescope mirrors perform..."Gordon, I bought from Jade S., one of the 20 inch f4.5 quartz mirrors that you produced in 2010 as documented by you on You Tube. I have built a nice Dob with Servo Cat. I wanted to share with you comments I received after using this telescope at our club's star party October 1, 2011. Thanks for producing such a nice 20 inch mirror!...(read on)
Here is a video "Making a Ceramic Tile and Dental Plaster Grinding Tool for the 20" f/4.5 Telescope Mirror"
Question: If you'd arrange the tile packs 90 degrees one from another - as i see the tile edges in the video are all parallel - would you get better results or it would make no difference?
“Jupiter looked like a pic. Actually seeing color and cloud bands is something else; even got to see the GRS in some moments of excellent seeing. The views are so addicting! Even my wife and daughter's jaw dropped when they saw the moon; they were saying ‘IT'S SO BRIGHT’. My wife said it was money well spent." -- Jaime A. and his 18" f/4.2 by Waite Research
“The views of M42, M45, Jupiter, Andromeda are just glorious! I'll say it here - you are making the best" -- Tom C. and his 17.5" f/4.5 by Waite Research
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