Detailed Table of Contents
Complete list of chapters, sections, and other items.
Overview of the history of the Questar telescope.
Chapter 1. Lawrence Braymer and the Emergence of the Questar Telescope
The early biography of Lawrence Braymer and his design of the Questar telescope.
Chapter 2. The Early Years
During its first years of production, the Questar telescope took its signature form, one that would endure for decades to come.
Chapter 3. Design Refinements and Product Evolution
In the early 1960s, Lawrence Braymer made refinements to Questar’s design and introduced several new products.
Chapter 4. The Steady Years
After her husband’s death in 1965, Marguerite Braymer kept Questar on its steady course for the next decade.
Chapter 5. Expansion into New Product Areas
Beginning in the latter half of the 1970s, Questar grew its line of optical instruments as it began to face more serious headwinds.
Chapter 6. Questar in the 1990s
In spite of many challenges, Questar weathered the sea change in amateur astronomy that occurred in the final years of the twentieth century.
Conclusion: Questar in the 21st Century
The small company that Lawrence Braymer founded in 1950 endures.
Between 1954 and 2005, Questar ran a print advertising campaign that solidified its presence in the minds of countless amateur astronomers and naturalists.
A timeline of important biographical events, product development milestones, and other developments in Questar’s history.