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 Starmasterô Portable Telescopes
 Rick Singmaster
 2160 Birch Road
 Arcadia, KS 66711
 (620) 638-4743

TRUSS TELESCOPE SPECS
11" Through 30" Telescope Features

Weights and Measurements of
Starmaster Truss Telescopes in
Transport Mode

Telescope Size Rocker Box & Ground Board Weight ** Mirror Box Weight * Mirror & Cell Weight Mirror Transport Box Secondary Cage Assembly Weight
11" 22 lbs 23 lbs 18 lbs N/A Opt 8 lbs
14.5" 25 lbs 25 lbs 33 lbs 11 lbs 9 lbs
14.5" FX 25 lbs 25 lbs 30 lbs 11 lbs 9 lbs
16" 32 lbs 31 lbs 42 lbs 12 lbs 11 lbs
16.5" FX 32 lbs 31 lbs 38 lbs 12 lbs 11 lbs
18" 36 lbs. 35 lbs. 50 lbs. 14 lbs 11 lbs.
20" 40 lbs. 38 lbs. 59 lbs. 16 lbs 12 lbs.
20" SFX-Q
 36 lbs. 35 lbs.
48 lbs.
14 lbs.
11 lbs.
22" SFX 40 lbs. 38 lbs. 67 lbs. 16 lbs 12 lbs.
24" FX 49 lbs. 44 lbs. 79 lbs. 19 lbs. 14 lbs.
24" SFX49 lbs.44 lbs.79 lbs.19 lbs.14 lbs.
28" FX
53 lbs. 49 lbs. 105 lbs. 22 lbs. 17 lbs.
28" SFX 53 lbs. 49 lbs. 110 lbs. 22 lbs. 17 lbs.
30" FX 55 lbs. 50 lbs. 115 lbs. 25 lbs. 20 lbs.
30" SFX 53 lbs. 49 lbs. 120 lbs.
22 lbs. 20 lbs.
  * Mirror Cell NOT Included, includes altitude bearings 
** Add 11 pounds for Sky Tracker drive system (6 lbs) and battery (5 lbs)

Ground Board and Rocker Box Mirror Box Components stacked for transport Truss tube Length
Eyepiece Height at Zenith
Primary Mirror,
Secondary Mirror
Ground Board & Rocker Box Dimensions Mirror Box Dimensions * Stacked Transport Dimensions
(Ground Board, Rocker Box and Mirror Box)
Truss Tube Length
Eyepiece Height at Zenith
11" F/4.5 20" x 20" x 15" 20" x 20" x 22" 20" x 20" x 30" 26" 55"
14.5" F/4.3
23.5"x23.5"x16" 22.5"x22.5"x22.5" 23.5"x23.5"x30" 37" 65"
14.5" F/4.0
23.5"x23.5"x16" 22.5"x22.5"x22.5" 23.5"x23.5"x30" 33" 61"
16" F/4.3
26" x 26" x 17.5" 25.5"x25.5"x24" 26" x 26" x 34" 48" 71"
16.5" F/3.7
26" x 26" x 16.5" 25.5"x25.5"x21" 26" x 26" x 32.5" 40" 64"
18" F/4.3
28" x 28" x 17.5" 27.5"x27.5"x25.5" 28" x 28" x 33" 55" 78"
18" F/3.7
28" x 28" x 16" 27.5"x27.5"x23.5" 28" x 28" x 33" 45" 69"
20" F/4.3
30" x 30" x 19" 29.5"x29.5"x 27" 30" x 30" x 35.5" 62" 86"
20" F/3.7
30" x 30" x 17.5" 29.5"x29.5"x 25" 30" x 30" x 35.5" 50" 75"
20" F/3.3
28" x 28" x 16" 27.5"x27.5"x23.5" 28" x 28" x 33" 42" 67"
22" F/3.3
30" x 30" x 19" 29.5"x29.5"x 27" 30" x 30" x 35.5" 48" 72"
24" F/3.7
34" x 34" x 20" 33.5"x33.5"x29" 34" x 34" x 37" 64" 88"
24" F/3.3
34" x 34" x 20"33.5"x33.5"x29"34" x 34" x 37"54"78"
28" F/3.7 38" x 38" x 20" 37.5"x37.5"x29" 38" x 38" x 41.5" 72" 101"
28" F/3.3 38" x 38" x 20" 37.5"x37.5"x29" 38" x 38" x 41.5" 61" 90"
30" F/3.7 38" x 38" x 20" 37.5"x37.5"x29" 38" x 38" x 41.5" 79" 108"
30" F/3.3 38" x 38" x 20" 37.5"x37.5"x29" 38" x 38" x 41.5" 67" 96"
*Includes Altitude Bearings
So, just what does all this mean? Just how portable are Starmaster Portable Telescopes? Well, one of our customers transports his 14.5" in a Ford Escort. Another carries his 16" f/5 AND his 10" Meade LX-200 in a 2 door Ford Explorer. At a recent star party, we also test-fit a 20" f/4.5 into the same vehicle (he's putting quarters into his piggy-bank for an upgrade). We have an 18" that is being hauled around in a SAAB station wagon, and a 24" will easily fit in most mini-vans.Note: Any of our scopes may be loaded by one person with the mirror and cell remaining in the scope when using transport handles and loading ramps. Minimum opening height required is 34" as the mirror box may be tilted slightly to reduce the stated height of the stacked transport dimension. This effectively reduces the height to the top of the altitude bearing by as much as 4"-5".

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.

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