Price list


Marana 12" - Ultralight Telescope

•••  Basic Telescope Assembly, without optics  ................................................................................$4850
Includes Vixen red dot finder, 2" special Kineoptics focuser, carbon fibre poles,
encoder couplings, Telflon and Ebony Star bearing materials, removable secondary
mirror block (dew heater system added once the optics are recieved), marine
grade varnish and marine grade plywood.

•••     Mirror box cuff and Sec. cage baffle .......................................................................................... $150

•••     Secondary cage baffle .................................................................................................................... $80

•••     Counter weight bracket & 1kg weight ......................................................................................... $50

•••     Astro Devices Nexus DSC, incl. encoders, mounting hardware & custom mounting shelf
                                                                                                                           ..........................................$700
                                                               (following Astro Devices pricing policy)    foreign orders US$700
•••    Astro Devices Nexus II, incl. encoders & mounting hardware....................................................$500
                                                              (following Astro Devices pricing policy)   foreign orders  US$500

•••     Telescope swag ............................................................................................................................. $270

•••     Optics - Excellent quality optics are now available from Gondwana Telescopes.  12" primary
mirror with matching secondary  .......................................................................................................$1300

A primary mirror dew control system is currently being developed for Marana and will be available soon.

Customising of the Marana design will incurr additional fees

Please note:  Cost to ship optics to Gondwana Telescopes and insurance is entirely the responsibility of the customer.  While all care is taken, no responsibility for damage incurred to optics will be taken by Gondwana Telescopes during shipping to and from our premisis.

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Karee - strut ultralight telescope

•••  Basic 16" assembly without optics..................................................................................  from  $5500
Includes Vixen red dot finder, Kineoptics 2" focuser,encoder couplings,  Teflon and
Ebony Star bearing materials, single sheet secondary cage, marine grade varnish and
marine grade plywood, nine point mirror cell, strut mount for additional finder scopes,
secondary mirror heater.  Comes designed to accept servo motors.

•••  Mirror box cuff ................................................................................................................................  $200

•••  Secondary cage baffle ....................................................................................................................  $120

•••   Astro Devices Nexus DSC, incl. encoders, mounting hardware & custom mounting shelf
                                                                                                                           ..........................................$700
                                                               (following Astro Devices pricing policy)    foreign orders US$700
•••   Astro Devices Nexus, incl. encoders & mounting hardware ....................................................$500
                                                              (following Astro Devices pricing policy)   foreign orders  US$500

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Kulali 8" - tiny, robust & portable

•••  Complete with optics ..............................................................................................................   $4800
Includes optics, mirror box cuff, secondary cage light baffle,
2" special Kineoptics focuser, encoder couplings, light weight red dot finder, integrated
secondary mirror heater, Ebony Star and Teflon bearing materials, carbon fibre poles,
scope swag, marine grade varnish and marine grade plywood

•••  Custom mini-tripod for comfortable seated viewing ............................................................    $380
Made from marine grade plywood and Australian eucalypt hardwood (Tasmanian Oak)

•••  Custom leather shoulder and hand strap ..............................................................................    $380
 Leather strap is one piece, heavy gauge all-in-one hand and shoulder carry strap.  Uses
metal components commonly used with horse handling equipment to ensure strength.

•••  Kulali Counterweight Kit ...........................................................................................................    $50
Necessary for balancing scope when using eyepieces around 1kg.

•••   Astro Devices Nexus DSC, incl. encoders, mounting hardware & custom mounting shelf
                                                                                                                         ..........................................$700
                                                             (following Astro Devices pricing policy)    foreign orders US$700
•••   Astro Devices Nexus, incl. encoders & mounting hardware....................................................$500
                                                            (following Astro Devices pricing policy)   foreign orders  US$500

Further customizing of Kulali will incurr additional fees

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Custom built dobsonian mount for existing OTA

•••  Custom built dobsonian mount for an existing Optical Tube Assembly  ..................... from  $660
Price includes entire design process, Teflon and Ebony Star bearing materials,
brass azimuth bolt with built in encoder coupling, telescope cradle with encoder 
coupling, marine grade varnish and 15mm hardwood plywood.
•••   Astro Devices Nexus DSC, incl. encoders, mounting hardware & custom mounting shelf
                                                                                                                         ..........................................$700
                                                             (following Astro Devices pricing policy)    foreign orders US$700
•••   Astro Devices Nexus, incl. encoders & mounting hardware....................................................$500
                                                            (following Astro Devices pricing policy)   foreign orders  US$500

Note:  If the existing telescope is not readily available for Gondwana Telescopes to work with, the customer will be required to provide accurate measurements.  These measurements will be detailed once the project is commenced.

Marine grade plywood available at extra cost
Please note:  15mm hardwood plywood is the standard material used.  For larger apertures it may be necessary to use thicker plywood

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Custom built new dobsonian mount for existing dobsonian telescope

•••  Custom built new dob mount for existing dob telescope  ........................................... from  $550
Price includes entire design process, Teflon pads where needed, brass azimuth bolt with encoder coupling,
Ebony Star azimuth laminate, marine grade varnish and 15mm hardwood plywood 

Marine grade plywood is available at extra cost

15mm plywood is used as standard.  However, larger and heavier OTAs may require thicker plywood to be used.

Note:  An altitude encoder coupling is not included as standard as this coupling will be determined by the current altitude bearing system of the telescope.

Note:  if the existing telescope is not readily available for Gondwana Telescopes to work with, the customer will be required to provide accurate measurements.  These measurements will be detailed once the project is commenced.

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Table top dobsonian mount

•••  Table top dobsonian mount  ........................................................................................... 4.5"        $220
 These include Teflon pads, Ebony Star azimuth laminate, PVC altitude bearing, .................................  6"        $330
marine grade varnish and 12mm pine plywood.

Prices for other apertures available on request

Note:  if the telescope is not readily available for Gondwana Telescopes to work with, the customer will be required to provide accurate measurements.  These measurements will be detailed once the project is commenced. 

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Note:  All our custom made  and table top dobsonian mounts are available assembled or as a 'flat pack' kit.

All prices quoted are in Australian dollars and include GST, and subject to change without notice.

Freight and postage costs are additional.

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Observing Aids

••• Blinking Paddles
"Maxi" blinking paddle, for both 2" and 1.25" filters  ..............................................................................  $44
"Mini" blinking paddle, for 1.25" filters only  ............................................................................................  $22

••• Observing Chairs
Delux Observing Chair, including Shelf & gooseneck holder...............................................................  $500
Without Shelf or gooseneck holder  .......................................................................................................  $400

Standard Chair  .........................................................................................................................................  $350
Optional Shelf & gooseneck holder  .......................................................................................................  $100



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Astronomical Sketches

 Original artworks by Alexander Massey are no longer available as these are now being archived for an exhibition in the future.  Prints however are still available as a limited edition numbered print.

Each artwork is a one of a kind, produced wholly from observation at the telescope, not copied from other artwork or from photographs, and each print includes a printed description detailing the technical specs and about the object.
Note:  while some subject matter may appear to be repeated, each work is a totally a distinct and unique piece done at a different time and under different conditions and circumstances.  No two pieces are ever exactly the same.

Prints are available of the various works displayed on Alexander's sketching blog Alexander's Astro Sketching.

When ordering an artwork print, please include the title of the piece .

Prints of original works  .............................................................................................................................  $100

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How to order

Please contact us with your order.  Remember to include your name, address, country and email address.  We will contact you with the total cost and postage or freight fees.


Payment methods

Our preferred payment methods are with direct deposit, cash and Paypal.  Paypal payments require an additional 3% to cover Paypal fees.  If Paypal is used, we will send you an invoice using Paypal with the total amount including any postage or freight fees.


Specials

A list on current special prices on selected items can be found on the News & Events page.