News

09/03/18. Updated the FAQ’s page to include relevant articles.

02/03/18. Updated Special offers page with 14 an 16 inch mirrors now available.

19/12/17. Updated the FAQ’s page with some comments about scratches on optical surfaces.

13/12/17. I just received this from a customer who bought a 16 inch F4.2 mirror set from me recently…

Hello John,
For already several months, I have been able to use your 16″ f4.2 optical parts within my new Sumerian Alkaid telescope.
This message is to thank you for the professional service and the outstanding work delivered on the optics. They completely fulfill my expectations on high-quality optics to bring my future deepsky observations to the next level. Stars are razor-sharp and airy disk are close-to-perfection on inner and outer focus – confirmed by several experienced observers.
The real benefit of top-range optics can be assessed on planetary nebulae; the magnification can be increased without loss of quality and lots of details can be observed at moment of good seeing. The telescope is no longer the limiting factor, but atmospheric conditions are now bottle-neck. Impressive!
Attached you can find a sketch made last week of the Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662) in Andromeda. The amount of details was stunning and I was truly delighted with the optical performance.
Thank you for the outstanding optics!
Kind regards,
Tom Corstjens   http://www.deepskylog.org
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10/07/17. I just received some fine drawings of deep sky objects made using a 16 inch optical set supplied by Nichol Optical…

NGC 4565M101 unlabeled

M3

The customer, Martijn Straub writes…A few months ago I bought a 16 inch mirror from you and I just wanted to let you know that I’m very satisfied with it.I was able to test it on a few occasions before the grey nights started off and the mirror provided bright deepsky images and planets and moon were tack sharp when seeing permitted.I will not hesitate to recommend your company among fellow amateur astronomers when I’m asked about what mirror I use. In short, thank you for a great product!

13/04/17.  I have added a frequently asked questions page (FAQ) which can be accessed from the main menu near the top of each page.

09/04/17.  Ever thought about making your own telescope mirror? In the past I have ran a one day telescope making day covering the basics of telescope mirror making including information on how to mount the finished mirror in a telescope. If there was enough interest I would be happy to repeat the day at some point in the future. If you are interested in attending such a day please contact me, if there is enough interest I will organise an event which would take place in Stockton in the NE of England, probably on a Sunday.

11/01/17.  Updated special offers page, please have a look.

05/01/17.   Welcome to my new website. Apologies to anyone trying to access the old one who experienced difficulties. I will be adding new content as time passes so please feel free to come back and explore. Please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for.