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A Review of Teeter STS18

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#1 Mr. Marbles

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:45 PM

For the better part of four years, I have called STS18 my own. It is the most gratifying astronomy-based purchase I have yet made. Here is the review: 

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Edited by Mr. Marbles, 04 May 2016 - 08:20 PM.

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#2 Tnk

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:53 PM

Thank you for the beautiful review. I have an sts 8 and I think the sts 11 you mention in your review.  They are both my favorite scopes. The sts 8 is easier to carry and set up for quick suburban looks.  I've considered writing a review too comparing the sts 8 to my zhumell 8. There is a big difference in price but it is worth it for the improved motion, fit and finish, views, and customizability of the sts. 


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

Awesome review and a fun to read love letter to fine craftsmanship.  The mass produced Chinese dob's deserve their place by introducing thousands of aspiring astronomers to the night sky every year, but there is definitely something special about a scope lkike this.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:28 AM

Thank you for the review. I became immersed in the story and your method of storytelling was captivating.
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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:23 PM

 

at Landis Arboretum

 

must be the best Arboretum in the world.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:08 PM

Hi, Neighbor,

I've always admired crafted scopes and the cradle dob design.

Just a beautiful scope.  It fits my idea what a dream telescope

is all about.  Now if we can just get some decent weather....



#7 astroneil

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:36 PM

Wonderful review!

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:12 PM

Lovely review, Daniel!

 

As the proud owner of STS27 (the other Dob in Daniel's review), I second the fanatical praises of our Teeter instruments. At all the outreaches I've attended, and several star parties as well, my Teeter shows the best images of ANY object, lunar, planetary, or DSO.  I'm always having to absorb praises for my scope. Tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:54 PM

Great review; very well written and enjoyable!



#10 Mr. Marbles

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:08 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind words!



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:11 AM

Excellent use of the thesaurus dude. Lots and lots of words. First time I've ever seen the word "ejaculated" used in an astronomy related review.


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:42 AM

Great review, great craftsmanship, great telescope and great friend!  I have had the pleasure of the fine views this scope actually puts up with the author at Landis.

Congratulations!

Greg W



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 02:02 PM

Dan has a versatile top o' the line scope, and the set up and break down time are minimal, unlike those of us who use clunky GEM mounted instruments.  Greg N



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:16 PM

Bookmarked this for later reading when I have the time.

 

The layout of this review is terrific!



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:28 AM

Sometimes thing go right.

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:15 AM

What a nicely written review.  It's amazing that such a small simple scope can muster up so much enthusiasm.  It only goes to show 'size does't really matter'.  I'm really happy you are truly enjoying the scope.  It's also very, very obvious you have great pride of ownership.  Wishing you many wonderful moments under clear steady skies using this fine instrument.

 

Chuck



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:25 PM

Excellent review... I haven't said much about my STS 10" because I'm to busy using it. The design and functionality of the STS is excellent.

 

Chris


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 08:39 AM

I agree with all of the previous comments. Love your writing style. This is positively the best written review I have come across. Read every word. Teeter is world class.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

A very well written review. At first I thought it wa going to be a review of a 18"!  An 18" STS would be nuts, but the 8" sounds lovely.  



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:34 PM

Great review. I have STS14, 11", and I couldn't be happier. Though I'm 74, I have no trouble handling it. And Rob is a joy to work with.

 

Dark skies.

 

Jack


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#21 Greg K.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:37 PM

Haven't been out to Landis in ages. I should get there...

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:36 PM

I'll second what others said: great review.

A real shame your astronomical romance didn't apparently take off, or did it on another night?



#23 Mr. Marbles

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

Thanks all for the positive feedback!



#24 Mr. Marbles

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

I'll second what others said: great review.

A real shame your astronomical romance didn't apparently take off, or did it on another night?

 

What astronomical romance? The one I speak of it at the beginning was my brother's.



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 08:58 AM

This is a beautifully written review--reads more like like a good piece of fiction than dry recitation of scope attributes and capabilities.  I think the astronomical romance referenced directly above was the cute girl who "loved space", but for whom you failed to secure a phone number.  Your review really does make me want to get a Teeter STS.  Maybe they should link to it on their website (with your permission).




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