Telescope Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Telescope Manufacturing Market Research Report | Technology | Scientific Systems & Devices | Dec 2012

Far sighted: Operators will research and develop new products to combat substitute use

IBISWorld’s Telescope Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Alliant Techsystems Inc. Alliant Techsystems Inc.  market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 07-12
Annual Growth 12-17
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The recession reduced consumer spending for new telescopes. To combat fluctuations in revenue, many participants sought to consolidate operations and achieve greater economies of scale. Over the next five years, increasing export activities will benefit the industry as manufacturers market to new demographics abroad.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Telescopes are typically offered in three different optical configurations: refracting telescopes, reflecting telescopes and catadioptric telescopes. Each telescope type has its own advantages. While refracting telescopes are easy to maintain and are relatively inexpensive in smaller apertures, reflecting telescopes are well suited to the intermediate amateur astronomer. Demand for all industry-related products is anticipated to increase as participants expand economies of scope.

Refracting telescopes

Refracting telescopes use lenses to gather and focus light. These lenses are thicker in the center than they are toward edges, which bend the light more at the edge of the lens than light coming through the center... purchase to read more


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What is the Telescope Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures optical telescopes, which use lenses and mirrors to magnify the visible light reflected by distant objects. It does not include manufacturers of nonoptical telescopes, such as radio and infrared.

Industry Products
Refracting telescopeReflecting telescopeCatadioptric telescope
Industry Activities
Manufacturing reflecting, refracting and catadioptric telescopesManufacturing telescope related parts and attachmentsManufacturing astrographs, comet seekers and solar telescope products

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