16" Dream Astrograph - featuring extensive use of carbon fiber


"Just absolutely beautiful Shane! It is indeed a wonderful work of both science and art!"

Jim Fly - Catseye Collimation Tools

The 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph comes standard with cellular mirrors for both the 5.75" secondary and the 16" cellular primary. They weigh only 1.4 and 13 pounds respectively. Monolithic versions of each of these mirrors weigh roughly 4 and 25-30 pounds but have lower stiffness, much lower surface area and a much slower thermal time constant.

This telescope uses carbon fiber and carbon fiber skinned sandwich core technology extensively:

- focuser platform
- central secondary mirror column
- secondary mirror support
- filter cap
- back plate
- primary mirror cell and sub cells 
- internal cabling conduit 
- main OTA tube

Dream has developed and manufacturers all of the carbon fiber components in-house. Dream Cellular, LLC designs and casts all of the cellular mirrors in-house.

The remaining hardware and assemblies, except the focuser and dovetail plates, are all stainless steel. From washers and nuts to spherical bearings.

This ground-breaking telescope has many unique features. All of them have been time-tested over the past seven or more years.

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