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About Us

Bob Luffel
Rocky Mountain Star Stare 1998

Alpine Astronomical was founded out of our own love and interest in amateur astronomy, with the purpose of making unique high-end astronomical equipment visible and available to discriminating amateurs.  We truly hope that by offering this equipment we can bring unique capabilities to amateurs in N. America.  We've been active observers and imagers for over 40 years, and have developed a knowledge and sense for what works, and what doesn't.  The equipment that we promote and sell represents what we have found to be the most functional and high-quality of its type available.  These products have proven their usefulness and meet our own discriminating standards.  As dedicated users of this equipment, we are also uniquely suited to expertly support it, and to provide you with assistance and advice. 

Furthermore, we have been careful to partner with one of the most respected astronomical innovators and manufacturers in the world, Baader Planetarium.  Alpine Astronomical serves as the official North American distributor and service center for Baader.  Unlike grey-market imports, the Baader Planetarium products sold by us and our authorized dealers are fully supported by ourselves as well as the manufacturer. 

Please take some time to sift through the extensive information on our website.  You won't find a huge array of the same old products offered by bulk mail order houses.   As you can tell, we are a small, technically driven company.  We have attempted to provide a large amount of detail and suggested applications for each product.  We certainly appreciate any feedback you may have, and encourage you to email us with any comments or specific questions.  Our overriding philosophy on customer service is to treat you with the same honesty, transparency, and respect that we want to be treated with as customers ourselves.  Though some of our equipment can be considered 'high-end' we are more than happy to help amateurs who are just getting started as well as experienced amateurs in search of that certain item.  Chances are, if we don't have it, we can point you in the right direction.

Clear Skies,

Bob Luffel

Alpine Astronomical, LLC