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Here is the Video for showing how to measure your scope. If you send measurements to me I will craft a detailed quotation with parameters for customizing your platform. There is no obligation to purchase. One of the value added is that I can make your platform compatible with a variety of different telescope sizes (the platform ends up a little heavier and larger than it would have been), for instance, if you anticipate an upgrade or have a friend or fellow club member with a different sized telescope.

I accept payment by paypal. Deposit required at time of ordering, remainder on day of shipment. The paypal account is You may have previously contacted me and arranged a different price with me which is lower. Your quoted prices will apply in that case.

Introducing included shipping charges Prices below include shipping anywhere in Continental USA. I have arranged to have customs charges billed to the shipper (Ekasilicon) so your only interaction should be to sign for the shipment at time of delivery. Contact me (Steve Germann) for Canadian shipping and prices.

HST or GST will be charged in Canada based on the applicable rate for the destination province. No Canadian taxes are charged for international shipments. The SkyStopper is made in Canada and in accordance with NAFTA regulations can be imported into USA duty free.

Prices are listed in US dollars.

There is a Full 1 year warranty on parts and workmanship, and lifetime free technical support and software updates to the original purchaser.

The measurements of the telescope and design parameters are determined prior to ordering, with no obligation. Construction time will be advised, and is based on how busy is the order book. Verathane finish depends on favourable temperatures.

Shipping by Fedex is typically 5 days, but depends on distance. It will be by ground transportation.

Shipment will be from Canada. I will be responsible for any duty that apply. You may be required to remit sales tax to your local state on your annual tax return for your out of state purchases. Fedex incorporates custom clearance fees into the shipping charges.

Local pick-up is possible. $50 discount for local pick-up (saves me packing the boxes too). Non US International orders are also welcome. Shipping and import charges will apply.


Custom Made Skystopper triple axis equatorial platform, including verathane(TM)*, with all accessories - $1399 US

Custom Made Skystopper single axis equatorial platform, including verathane(TM)*, with all accessories - $999 US

4 coats of outdoor gloss verathane applied before assembly. * note that some parts must remain bare wood for dimensional purposes.

Other custom finishes or paint colours by special arrangement only.