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Premium, hand-figured telescope mirrors and innovative telescope designs by Waite Research


Renegade Telescope Named Star Product of 2015

Astronomy Magazine named the Waite Research Renegade 20 telescope one of the top astro-wares in 2015. Astronomy Magazine noted that the Dobsonian-style Renegade telescope package includes many high-end components. For more information on Waite Research mirrors and telescopes, call at 732-977-2744.

Renegade Telescopes Now Available with 10" to 25" Primary Mirrors

Waite Research is building Renegade telescopes with primary mirrors 10" and up. Our innovative telescope design and optics offer exquisite night views of Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon, as well as open clusters, nebulae and galaxies. And the portability of this telescope will make it a joy to use for those quick driveway and front-lawn observing sessions. 

Renegade telescopes include premium, hand-figured, Waite Research mirrors, top-end Starlight Instruments Feather Touch focusers, Moonlite truss poles,  and light-blocking shrouds. Prices start at $3,995Email or call 732-977-2744 to discuss your order options.


12" F/5.0 Renegade: $4,995

Premium Waite Research primary mirror, Precision CNC-cut Baltic Birch fabrication, Waite Research 18-point mirror cell, Starlight Feather Touch 2" focuser, Moonlite truss poles & blocks
Velvet-lined upper cage, Fitted fabric light-blocking shroud, Telrad reflex finder.

Gordon Waite's YouTube Views Skyrocketing

With about 47 videos uploaded, Gordon's YouTube channel has accumulated over 623,000 of views! 

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If you are thinking about moving up to a large aperture telescope like this one, we have a finished premium 20" mirror by Gordon Waite ready for you. Talk to us today.


Telescope Mirror Fabrication

Waite Research has primary mirror blanks in stock and ready to begin polishing.  Contact for mirror sizes and free quotes.

Ride along with Gordon in this video and see him put together a 20" Renegade telescope in just a couple of minutes.

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Renegade Telescopes for Observing the Universe


The award-winning Renegade 20 is super easy to transport and quick to assemble. And you won't need a ladder to enjoy the breath-taking views!