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Jim's Mobile Incorporated
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JMI Telescopes
Jim's Mobile Incorporated
8550 West 14th Avenue
Lakewood, CO  80215
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Jim's Mobile Incorporated d/b/a
JMI Telescopes

Manufacturing Advanced Telescope Products.

Interesting Pictures

Around JMI

Observing Sites

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Around JMI

scope_room.jpg (59257 bytes) JMI "Scope Room"
The scopes shown (from left to right) are an NGT-12.5, an RB-16 (Binocular Telescope) and an RB-16 under construction.
JMI Building
The back side of the JMI building borders a small park.
JMI's Showroom
JMI's showroom is always changing.  This picture includes the RB-66, RB-10, RB-16, NGT-12.5 and NTT-30.
JMI NTT-40 Telescope
The NTT-40 is a 40" f/4 folded Newtonian with a computerized Alt-Azimuth mount on a trailer.  (See more information below.)
JMI NTT-40 Telescope
The NTT-40 is a 40" f/4 folded Newtonian with a computerized Alt-Azimuth mount on a trailer.  This is the largest telescope built by JMI.  It was manufactured in 1994 and sold to the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, in January of 2006.

Specifications
JMI 40" New Technology Telescope
1 meter (40") f/4 folded Newtonian on a 4-Wheel Trailer
Computer Controlled Alt-Azimuth mount
12 volts DC, 500 mA power from an on-board 12-volt, 17 amp-hour battery
Primary Mirror:  40" Sital, 4-3/4" thick, 18-point roller edge mirror cell
Secondary Mirror:  14.5" Flat, Sital
Tertiary Mirror:  7" minor axis Diagonal, Sital
Telescope Height at Zenith:  12 feet
Eyepiece Height:  68" (horizontal) to 8 feet (vertical)
Estimated Weight:  2,500 lbs

JMI Binocular Prototypes
These reverse binoculars under construction at JMI  include three RB-66s and 8", 10" and 12" experimental binoculars.
Steve on Break at JMI
Sometimes we have a hard time getting Steve to think outside the box!
JMI's 200th NGT-18 Telescope
Alexandr Polianski (former NGT-18 assembler) and Jim Burr (President of JMI) pose beside the 200th NGT-18.  Picture taken in November 2000.
Jim Burr Checking Production at JMI
Here are a few captions that JMI employees have submitted:  "We take our work seriously."  "JMI's clean room."  "Suits are not required but..."  And here are your captions:  "Obviously NOT casual Friday..." (Jonathan Casselman), "Obsessed with astronomical accuracy." (Bobby Davis), ...
Jim Burr and Thomas Bopp at JMI
On March 23, 1999.

Observing Sites

Tahquitz High School
The dedication of an RB-10 Reverse Binocular Telescope at Tahquitz High School in Hemet, California
Tahquitz High School
Daniel E. Barth, PhD (Associate Professor - Astronomy / Physics, Mt. San Jacinto College / Tahquitz High School) and Jim Burr (President, JMI Telescopes) shake hands at the dedication of an RB-10 Reverse Binocular Telescope and Tahquitz High School in Hemet, California.
Boulder Colorado, U.S.A.
Tom Johnston at (his previous) home with his PC using TheSky and CCDSoft astronomy software from Software Bisque and the NGT-12.5 with an ST-7 CCD Camera from SBIG.
Sommers-Bausch Observatory in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 in front of SBO's 18" DFM Cassegrain under the roll-off roof.
sbo2.jpg (51012 bytes) Sommers-Bausch Observatory in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 with an SBIG ST-6 CCD Camera and Color Filter Wheel attached.
Sommers-Bausch Observatory in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
SBO with dome and roll-off roof (to the right of the dome).  Fiske Planetarium can be seen on the far right.
Gold Hill near Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
Tom Johnston with his 13.1" Coulter Odyssey, a PC using TheSky and CCDSoft astronomy software from Software Bisque and the NGT-12.5 with an ST-7 CCD Camera from SBIG.
Luna Lake state recreation area near Alpine, Arizona, U.S.A.
Tom Johnston showing how he took astrophotos with a Nikon FAG through a C-5 piggybacked on a Super Polaris driven C8 using a MOTOTRAK V with PEC.
Luna Lake state recreation area near Alpine, Arizona, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 with light baffle and light shroud installed.

Star Parties

JMI Door Prize at the 2004 Winter Star Party
JMI's 6" f/5 RB-66 Reverse Binocular was one of the "Binary Grand Prizes."
JMI Booth at the 2004 Winter Star Party
February 2004 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.
JMI Booth at Astrofest 2003
September 2003 at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See near Kankakee, Illinois, U.S.A.   JMI's 6" f/5 RB-66 and prototype 10" f/4.7 Reverse Binoculars were on display along with several Telescope Carrying Cases.
JMI Booth at the 2003 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Astronomy Expo (RTMC)
May 2003 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.   Tom Johnston (JMI Production Manager) with Tom Johnson (Founder of Celestron).
JMI Booth at the 2003 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Astronomy Expo (RTMC)
May 2003 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.   JMI's 6" f/5 RB-66 and prototype 8" f/5 and 10" f/4.7 Reverse Binoculars were on display along with an NGT-12.5 and several Telescope Carrying Cases.
JMI Booth at the 2003 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Astronomy Expo (RTMC)
May 2003 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.  Jim Burr (President), Steve Sherry (Case Production Manager) and Tom Johnston (Production Manager) helped man the booth.
JMI Booth at the 2003 Winter Star Party
February 2003 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.  JMI's new 6" f/5 RB-66 Reverse Binocular was on display.
JMI Booth at the 2002 Okie-Tex Star Party
October 2002 at Camp Billy Joe near Kenton, Oklahoma, U.S.A.  JMI's new 6" f/5 RB-66 Reverse Binocular was on display.
JMI Booth at the 2001 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Astronomy Expo (RTMC)
May 2001 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.  On display were (from left to right) the 12.5" NGT-12.5 , Nightrider GoTo system on the 15" Obsession and the 25" NTT-25 Alt-Az Telescope
JMI Booth at the 2001 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Astronomy Expo (RTMC)
May 2001 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.  Jim Burr, president of JMI, talkes to attendees about the Nightrider system.
JMI Booth at the 2001 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Astronomy Expo (RTMC)
May 2001 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.  Jim Burr, president of JMI, shows off the NTT-25 telescope.
JMI Booth at the 2000 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference (RTMC)
May 2000 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at the 2000 Winter Star Party
JMI booth in the Vendor area; February 2000 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at the 2000 Winter Star Party
JMI booth in the Vendor area; February 2000 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at the 2000 Winter Star Party
Thomas Swan with his NGT-12.5; February 2000 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at the 2000 Winter Star Party
Thomas Swan with his NGT-12.5; February 2000 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at Oregon Star Party
Geramy Rapp with his NGT-12.5.
okietex_98.jpg (60857 bytes) NGT-12.5 Telescope at 1998 Oki-Tex Star Party
October 1998 at the Prude Ranch near Ft. Davis, Texas, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at the 1998 Riverside Telescope Makers Conference (RTMC)
May 1998 at Big Bear, California, U.S.A.
NGT-12.5 Telescope at the1997 Winter Star Party
February 1997 at Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.A.

Other

BURR UT 17.5 — Forerunner to the JMI NGT-18 Telescope
This precursor to the NGT was built in 1983/84.   The fork mount was later replaced by a split ring design.  Notice the familiar rotating nose.  The first production NGT-18 was shipped in 1990.