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#1 markdturner1

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

Just a quick heads up to let you know that Moonraker Telescopes now has a dealership in place in the US and scopes will be arriving early in the new year. This is a very exciting move for a young company and hopefully, based on interest and sales to date, will prove to be step in the right direction for providing excellent customer service and readily available unique scopes.
Moonraker Telescopes are all hand made in low volume and as such each is unique. Should you wish to have any specific amendments carried out this is still possible and the telescope will still be delivered to the distributor for checking before sending on to you, in the knowledge that your new scope is in pristine condition.

More news on the US stockest next week. I hope to meet some of you next year when a selection of Moonraker Telescopes will be on show. Thank you.
Mark. :usa:
http://www.moonraker...co.uk/blog.html

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

They appear stunning, and certainly appeal to my sense of beauty, at least. I wonder how the finish holds up to the elements, over time?

Good luck.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:01 AM

I really like the "Wideboy" 150mm f/5 in the picture. Beautiful scopes.

:)

All models available US soon?

#4 markdturner1

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:59 AM

Hi David, thanks for the reply. The scopes are fine outside, refecting the heat during the day and cooling down fast at night. All scopes are coated to make it easy to remove finger marks etc, but these scopes are a labour of love, so........... a good buff up every now and then will bring out the sheen! Scopes are available in any colour you like and soon I will have black and white versions as part of the range, but for the present the thermal efficiency and elegance of polish Aluminium is a great combination. :coldday:

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Here is an image of the new style finder stork, an alternative to the twin storks, depending on which version of the special Moonlite focuser you choose. More quick images are on the blog.
Also a hint at the lens and style of the imaging scope in amoungst some of the OTA's in production.

http://www.moonraker...co.uk/blog.html

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:55 AM

What to expect from the 90mm coming to the USA...

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:20 AM

Absolutely stunning!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

That 60mm-f16 is as lovely a telescope as I've ever seen!

I can vividly recall dreams about a scope such as this one :)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

Anything you see in the world made by man came from his imagination...........you cannot imagine that which does not exist, so.............if you can dream it, so can it take form. You know the older I get the less I know, but the greater my sense of ore and wonder, getting older has it's benefits, well a few at least, but the older I get the less I realise I know and the more I accept....and feel still.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

Note to self..... Leave pontification to the wise and learn to spell. Thanks for the comment on the f16. Here is a picture of the scope in Question..

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

Stunningly beautiful! And with Carton optics - the views seem likely to match the looks!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:51 AM

A brace of 90mm's awaiting packing and dispatch...
Time for a quick break and then back to it! :imawake:

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

hi,
will be interested to see who the american dealer is,kevin from canada

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

Hi, I'm pleased to say that the first batch of Moonraker scopes will be arrive early in the new year and will be available from

High Point Scientific
442 Route 206
Montague, NJ 07827

http://www.highpointscientific.com/
orders@highpointscientific.com
Phone: 800-266-9590
Fax: 973-293-7680

They will have information on their website soon. Very exciting :thewave:

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

Yowzah! I need to look into these. Beautiful!

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

Thanks, Rob, on a good day you Just look fine! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and to everyone on CN. God Bless.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:52 PM

I like the chrome or stainless steel look. What is it really?

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

It's polished aluminum.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

Sorry for the late reply, yes Steve is right the OTA's are hand polished 6082T6 grade aluminium.

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