Ordered in the late summer of 2018 I have recently received my new Teeters 15" F/4.5 Classic featuring a Terry Ostahowski fused silica quartz primary and 1/30 P-V secondary mirror.
Everything arrived in five boxes from FedX a couple weeks ago, completely intact and very well packaged. Robs assembly instructions that he provided are straight forward and very easy to follow, and within an hour I had the major pieces assembled. The next day I completed assembling the remaining components, again everything went as smooth as butter. After carefull collimation, I wheeled the scope out to my back yard(thank God for the wheel barrow handles) and proceeded to have the scopes first "desert light" and I was extremely impressed and pleased by the optics and how all the systems function properly without any issues. This is in part because Rob field tests his scopes and is able to address any problems prior to shipping them out. Subsequently I have observed three other nights with each night exceeding my expectations. The ServoCat System along with the Nexus DSC''s is very easy to use. I generally hand track and star hop but wanted these features for the public star parties. The scope hand tracks effortlessly and is smooth as silk. Every aspect of the scope is absolutely beautiful and was very meticulously and carefully crafted.
Robs production #TT203 also consists of: Lightholder 18 point flotation mirror cell,Catseye "Hotspot" Howie Gatter cable sling, Astrosystems HD Spider, Feathertouch focuser, Moonlite 1.25" truss poles and hardware, "Teeters Truss Ring"with Aurora Precision Truss connectors for UTA, Aluminum powder coated altitude bearings, Servo Cat System, Nexus DSC with 40K encoders and Markless DSC Stalk II, Dual boundary cooling fans, primary cooling fan, DewBuster, Secondary mirror dew heater, Dual batteries, Stellarvue 9X50 RACI, Telrad, Shrouds by Heather, Wheelbarrow handles. I wanted a blacked out look so went with the ebony stain and black hardware.
Rob went above and beyond my expectations taking the time and detail necessary to make such a beautiful instrument. I look forward to many years of dark, desert sky observations with this fine telescope. Rob Teeter is an absolute gentleman to work with and an extraordinary craftsman and I am hopeful for the astronomy community that he will resume taking on new orders in the near future. I would not hesitate for a moment to purchase another custom build from him. Thank you, Excellent job Rob
Edited by Dougeo, 19 January 2020 - 08:25 PM.