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 Starmasterô Portable Telescopes
 Rick Singmaster
 2160 Birch Road
 Arcadia, KS 66711
 (620) 638-4743
Pack 'em Up Photos

We are often asked questions about transporting scopes.  How should they be loaded?  What scope will fit into a certain vehicle?  Etc. etc. etc.

Starmaster Telescopes are designed to be "user friendly."  There are several ways to load them, store them or pack them depending on an individuals requirements.  To help demonstrate this flexibility, we have added this Pack-M- Up Photo Album to our web site.

If you have a Starmaster Telescope, please send us some pictures of how you transport your scope so we can post them here.


Mark Abraham sent us this picture of his 24" Starmaster loaded into his 5'x8' cargo trailer.  Actually, the scope only occupies the rear half of the trailer -- the front half is set up as an office complete with computer and DirectTV receiver.  The rear section is divided  into three shelves. The mirror transport box and rocker box sit on the floor, the mirror box, secondary cage and eyepiece case sit on the middle shelf, and the truss poles, transport handles and six foot ladder on the top shelf.

When Mister Hillary picked up his new 20" Starmaster, we loaded it all into his Volvo Station Wagon, with room to spare!

Al Schlafli writes:
"Here are some pictures of my new 18" Starmaster being "squeezed" into a PT Cruiser. Actually, squeezed is not a good term - there is plenty of room for the scope as well as observing and camping equipment."

Mike Wirths built this custom chromed, diamond plated steal box to transport his 18" Starmaster in his pick-up truck.  Mike said it was surprisingly affordable, and his wife, Pamela, added that it also held most of their camping equipment.  If you'd like to learn more about Mike's box, just drop him an email.

Dick Denison transports his 14" Starmaster in his Toyota Camary by placing the mirror transport box in the trunk with the rocker box sitting upside-down on top of it.  The mirror box and secondary cage sit in the back seat.  Note: Dick's 14 is an older model which is about 1" larger all around than the new 14" Hybrid.


So, do you have photos to share? We'd love to see a new 16.5" FX packed up and ready to go, as well as any other FX telescope. Please send them Rick if you do.


All major components of Starmaster Telescopes are made with pride in the United States of America by small, community based companies.

Note:
-Cancelled orders will be subject to a restocking fee which will be equal to 15% of the BASE price of the telescope, NO EXCEPTIONS.
-Orders are not transferable without permission of Starmaster Telescopes and will be subject to additional fees.
-We are now accepting international orders for telescopes 22" in aperture and under.

For comments or questions about this site, email Starmaster Portable Telescopes.

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