Home LifeStyle  Leisure Telescope Puts Focus on Luxury Garden Accents

Telescope Puts Focus on Luxury Garden Accents

Posted: Feb. 5th, 2009  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Telescopes & Optics: Have you ever considered placing a handmade bronze telescope in the backyard to enhance the outdoor decorum? The garden telescope, which is a recreation of the Porter Garden Telescope with improved optics, is sold exclusively by Telescopes of Vermont. Russell Porter, one of the designers of the Palomar Mountain Observatory 200-inch Hale telescope, made the original Porter Garden Telescope in the 1920s.

The ornate bronze telescope-which is offered with an optional two-inch marble display, can be yours for just $37,000. Each one is a numbered limited-edition sculpture as well as a telescope and a sundial. Military satellite optics engineers designed these instruments with the contemporary optics. A telescope is 35 inches high when fully extended, and about 70 inches overall when including the pedestal.

The telescope can remain permanently outdoors, or it can be easily moved and placed elsewhere. The mirror and eyepieces of the telescope are readily removable in just seconds. The designing firm generally works directly with landscapers to ensure the installation of the recreated Porter Garden Telescopes are done tidily.

For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://gardentelescopes.com.

For LxM James Rothaar
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Carrie CoolidgeCarrie Coolidge
Last weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first visit to the U.S. to promote...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Five Different Takes on the Vodka Martini
B&B Italia Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
Rare Auction to Offer Signed Artifacts Dating From the Spanish Empire to George W. Bush's Presidency
Custom Yachts Pave the Way for Custom Tenders
The Best Restaurant in the World is Osteria Francescana
5 Car Shows Around the World Where You’ll Find the Biggest Auto Unveilings
The Maîtres Cuisiniers de France-Académie Culinaire de France Meets for its Annual Congress
Supersonic Technology is About to Transform Aviation (Again)
The Most Noteworthy Real Estate Happenings - Week of June 10
Celebrate Negroni Week With 3 Fresh Recipes
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
7 Elite Tennis Academies Producing Pros
Nicolle Monico »
Plan Your Summer Party Like the Professionals Do
Kat Ward »
Rolls-Royce Designs Luggage Worthy of the Wraith
Noah Joseph »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE