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Premium, hand-figured mirrors and an innovative design from Waite Research--Renegade telescopes.

20" F/3.0 Mirrors Available for Immediate Shipment

We currently have two 20" f/3.0 primary mirrors that are finished and ready for delivery.  Both mirrors are coated, and ready to go. Either mirror would be perfect for use in a Dobsonian telescope design. 


These short-focus 20" mirrors are a joy to use for your observing sessions, especially if you enjoy hunting for faint galaxies or nebulae.  And you've never seen wide-field views of open clusters and globular clusters like you will enjoy with our f/3.0 optics. 

We would be happy to put one of these premium Waite Research mirrors into an innovative Renegade telescope. You haven't experienced observing at its best until you have used a 20" telescope with both feet planted firmly on the ground!  Put a 31mm Nagler in the focuser, and see M31, M32 and M110, all in the same beautiful field of view!

Contact today! 

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    12.5-Inch Renegade Telescope Announced

    Waite Research is now featuring a 12.5” Renegade telescope. This innovative telescope design offers exquisite night views of Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon, as well as open clusters, nebulae and galaxies. And the portability of this instrument will make it a joy to use for those quick driveway and front-lawn observing sessions. 

    This scope includes a premium, hand-figured, Waite Research mirror and the top-end Starlight Instruments Feather Touch focuser. The price for the 12.5" Renegade telescope is $4,250 plus shipping from New Jersey. Email or call 732-977-2744 to place an order for your dream scope today.


    12.5” Renegade Telescope with precision Waite Research mirror offers fabulous views of the night sky.