Burgess was always a small operation. Then Tom Back (i.e., TMB) decided to team up with him and together they did the 80mm Planet Hunter scope which was an enhanced achromat having a little better color correction. They together also marketed the TMB Planetary and Paragon eyepiece series. That partnership had Burgess thriving and growing. The sudden and unfortunate death of Tom Back left a big gap for Burgess and since then they have not been very active in the market. They still do a few things here and there and recently marketed a 10mm Ultramono eyepiece. I understand that Bill Burgess' health is also on the decline so of course hard to run a small company with that. Many had a love-hate relationship with the company for a variety of reasons. In its heyday with Tom I enjoyed several of their products and never had any issues, and yes at very good prices compared to the rest of the market. Would have been nice if they could have kept up their momentum. I've not heard in a while but certainly hope Bill's health is doing better.
Edited by BillP, 17 January 2020 - 01:53 PM.