Astro Works Corporation


Astroworks closed up shop in 2015 after 38 years in business


The Centurion 18


A telescope that redefines amateur astronomy!

THE POWER OF LARGE APERTURE AND FAST f/2.8 SPEED

The above image is what you can expect from the Centurion 18 and the industry standard SBIG ST-2000 self guided CCD imager. This is an RGB tricolor, combined with a black and white exposure.

ST-2000 LRGB image
Note the uncommonly vivid colors the
Centurion 18 delivers!




COMPANY PROFILE

Astro Works Corporation has been manufacturing custom telescopes since 1977. We started out by making cast aluminum fork mounts which evolved into manufacturing complete astrographic telescopes as large as 28" astrographs and as varied as straight refractors, folded refractors, folded off axis parabolas, Cassegrains including 24" f/6.2 SCTs. In the 80's we manufactured the Astromak, a specialized 12" f/5 Maksutov Cassegrain, which was then refered to as the ultimate astrographic telescope.

Astro Works test area at 1982 scope maxima in Northern New Mexico.
Products left to right are:
a) 8" f/10 triplet refractor on test pier
b) 14" f/5 Newtonian w/customer
c) 16" f/8 Cassegrain
d) 16" f/4 Newtonian