“…I discovered in the heavens many things that had not been seen before our own age ...”
Galileo Galili, 1615.
Gondwana Telescopes is focused on creating high quality ultralight dobsonians that also maximise portability and robustness. Our ultralight designs ultise specially selected materials and components to create balanced instruments, with innovations brought about from 30 years of experience in using and making telescopes. A passion that started from childhood now giving back to astronomy a new dimension.
Our first model, the award winning Marana, is an ultralight travelscope. While we have 12" optics ready to go, and new models are being developed with other innovative features. Carbon fibre poles, light weight and exquisite components, and ready to accept digital setting circles - all in a package that can sit in the front passenger seat of a car for the 12" model.
Gondwana Telescopesalso offers a custom dobsonian mount fabrication service to replace an existing dob mount and for existing Newtonians that the customer would like to have a dobsonian mount for. We encourage our customers to contribute to the aesthetic design of our mounts, seeking to individualise each mount to the inspirations that influenced their lives. Our mounts, just like our complete telescopes, are unique creations that also sport innovations brought about from many years of using and making telescopes.
And exclusive to Gondwana Telescopesis the original astronomical sketches of the artisan Alexander Massey.
The line of telescopes being offered by Gondwana Telescopes has now been expanded to include Karee large aperture strut telescopes, and the tiny, ultra-portable and robust Kulali.
New products and lines are being regularly added to Gondwana Telescopes.
We welcome enquiries. You will find our contact details in the 'contacts' page.
Gondwana Telescopes celebrates SPSP sponsoring a new competition
This year we are sponsoring the South Pacific Star Party with a new competition aimed at the kids who attend SPSP, with the prize up for grabs being a Cielo Del Campo Meteorite!
As we at Gondwana Telescopes are also practicing amateur astronomers, we also encounter the same set of awkard moments while observing. So from this experience, we have introduced a line of unique and specialised observing aids to assist in both comfort and visual experience.
Initially offering Blinking Paddles and handcrafted observing chairs, this line of products is set to expand.