Welcome to Sumerian Optics. A small company from the Netherlands that offers hand-made Dobsonian telescopes in different sizes with high quality care. Each telescope will receive full attention. Sumerian Optics offers two Dobsonian models, which are available in different sizes and are fully assembled and delivered in two colors; wood finish or black.

Temporary order stop for all customers! Sumerian Optics is changing the way of working. First Sumerian Optics will supply its dealer Teleskop Service as quick as possible. After this the telescopes are NO longer built on request but only the telescopes which are noted "in stock" can be ordered. Number of different models/sizes will be brought back to only three telescopes. Alkaid 8" (F4/F5), Alkaid 10" (F4/F5) and Alkaid 12" (F4/F5).


Only private sales Alkaid telescopes for the Netherlands and Belgium. Other countries please contact Teleskop Service in Germany.

   Alkaid Travel Scope

               8", 10", 12" & 16"

     Canopus 16 inch

             not available 


 from 60° to 40° North/South

All Dobsonian telecopes and the EQ-platform are made of birch plywood. This type of plywood is moisture resistant, has a great wood finish and a fine wood structure. Plywood is relatively hard so this means that damage is less likely to occur. The telescopes are assembled with a mirror cell, secondary mirror holder and spider, secondary mirror heater and are available in two different colors.