"At Astro-Physics, we are fully committed to the production and development of amateur telescopes and accessories. Our goal is to produce the highest possible quality components and keep them affordable to the average amateur. Amateur telescopes are the only product that we produce; we do not get sidetracked into commercial or military projects.
Many of our technical and production staff are amateur astronomers themselves, so they understand the unique needs of our customers. We strive to build almost every part from scratch at our own facility in Rockford, Illinois. This includes not only the individual optics, but also the critical gears, circuit boards and components right down to the knobs and fittings." astro physics-com