Dream is the only
company in the world that uses engineered carbon fiber so extensively
in the structures - averaging 95% carbon
fiber and only 5% metals for the weight of the structures.
Other companies say "carbon
fiber telescope" but they average 5-10% carbon fiber and
90-95% traditional metals, most of that being inexpensive, high
CTE aluminum. Ask questions to understand what it is that you
are actually getting.
Don't accept the excuse that this
level of performance isn't needed. If it isn't, then why is Dream
the only company that publishes raw, all-sky test images taken
on an EQ mount (far more demanding than alt/az tests), showing that Dream's athermal telescopes don't need
to adjust focus to "correct" for mechanical and thermal
errors. Dream has always shown full-frame, raw images.
Dream's carbon fiber
is ideal for use with not only Dream's engineered, lightweight
mirrors but is also superb when used with zero-expansion mirror
materials like; Astro-Sittal, Clear-Ceram, fused silica, ULE,