Welcome to nPAE Precision Astro Engineering. We are proud to launch our exciting line up of astronomy equipment for both the discerning visual observer and astro imager.
Manufactured using state of the art aerospace design software, top end materials and 5 axis CNC milling, nPAE sets a high standard.
“The first impressions of the 6061 Turret do not disappoint, appearing to be a very serious piece of engineering and wonderfully finished with red anodising which provides additional resistance corrosion and wear, an important consideration for the rather damp UK. […] The engineering quality is also found below the surface where rare-earth magnets are used to hold the turret in place and a large Teflon bearing ensures smooth rotation of the turret as well unit longevity. At the centre of the turret is a BK7 1/10th wave elliptical mirror.”
“First appearances are certainly impressive. Cut from a single block of aircraft grade aluminium, the cage is bathed in a luscious red livery, nicely offset with the silvered nameplate and dark sextet of eyepiece turrets.”
“Optically, I was completely unconscious of using anything other than a high-quality star diagonal, save for the multifaceted arsenal at my immediate disposal – with just a turn of the turret. This is a nicely engineered facility that will save time and effort that can instead be poured into the act of observation, which is what it is all about.”
Clear skys !
nPAE Precision Astro Engineering.