| About Telescope Engineering Company
Telescope Engineering Company began in
1994 as a distributor/subcontractor of optics and optical materials. Our
primary products in the beginning were: zero-expansion Sitall blanks
from LZOS, large mirrors and optical systems from LOMO and opticts for
Maksutov telescopes made in Kiev (Ukraine).
We were successful in all of these products and
totally brought over to the USA eight systems over 1 meter size. Seven
1-meter systems were installed on Mt. Wilson - a multi-array
interferometer project for the search of planets near the closest stars.
A few more large Cassegrain systems from 1m to 1.4m were made for
Japanese subcontractors and the largest, a 1.4m Cassegrain system, ended
up in an observatory in South Africa.
In the late 90's we came to decision for starting our
own production of optics and telescopes, at that time we brought to the
USA a complete line of equipment for testing glass and optical
manufacturing. In the 1998 we started production of optics in Golden,
Colorado. We were producing a line of Maksutov telescopes ranging from
6" to 10" diameter and continue to work on special optics for
professional observatories. In the beginning of the new century we began
working on a new product - Apochromatic refractors, the first APO was
made in the year 2000 ( APO200FL) and in 2002 we have started regular
production of smaller refractors. The first production model of
refractors was the APO140 F7 ED oiled triplet - which was a good choice
for introduction to the market; later on we added larger models: APO160,
APO180 and APO200. Apochromatic refractors make up the majority of our
ongoing present and near future production.
To contact us, please call 303 273 9322 or write us to the below email address