In 2005, I left full employment to pursue other options and created Skylight Telescopes; initially envisioned as a place for Vintage gear (particularly long focus refractors) which I felt were overlooked.
In 2007 the new Skylight Telescopes website was created. At the time, it's gallery & picture displays made this a striking and different looking website. It's vintage & antique galleries were a unique feature.
In 2009, after approximately 18 months of thinking/designing/working, I presented my first Skylight refractor design: The Skylight 4"/F15. I felt this design was a welcome return of Victorian inspired elegance (NOT steampunk please) and a noticeable difference to the masses of short, white, mass-produced refractors. This was quickly followed by the Skylight F13 (using the excellent Carton 100mm/F13 objective lens), the 60mm Skylight Mini, and the Skylight 6 Observatory class refractor.
Other than the Skylight 6 (still available as a bespoke custom order only), all these Skylight refractors are no longer available.
In their place now resides one of the most ambitious & prestigious Skylight designs to date: The Skylight AR101/15 with its' exclusive TeleVue objective lens.
The high specification nature of the Skylight AR101/15 placed demands on the old web design that were too much for the old format. The attention that the AR101/15 design has been receiving further demanded something equally high spec. With this in mind, the Skylight Telescopes website has been completely redesigned from the ground up.
The vintage/used/antique galleries are gone, replaced with a product showcase dedicated solely to the Skylight AR101/15 & other Skylight designs. Please visit it here: Skylight Telescopes/London
Please check it out, bookmark it and share it as widely as possible to friends, colleagues, & fellow Astronomers?
Thanks for reading & all the best from sunny London!