Gregory Gross

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Introduction

Chapter 1. Lawrence Braymer and the Emergence of the Questar Telescope

  1. § 1.1. Formative Years
  2. § 1.2. Evolution of a Design for the Questar Telescope
  3. § 1.3. Final Pieces Fall into Place

Chapter 2. The Early Years

  1. § 2.1. Characteristics of Early Questar Telescopes
  2. § 2.2. Photography with the Questar
  3. § 2.3. Marketing and Sales
  4. § 2.4. Adoption and Influence

Chapter 3. Design Refinements and Product Evolution

  1. § 3.1. Design Changes and Refinements
  2. § 3.2. Variations on a Theme: Field Model, Duplex, and the Questar Seven
  3. § 3.3. Marketing and Sales
  4. § 3.4. Adoption and Influence
  5. § 3.5. Death of Lawrence Braymer

Chapter 4. The Steady Years

  1. § 4.1. New Offerings for Photographers and Cinematographers
  2. § 4.2. New Accessories and Design Refinements
  3. § 4.3. Marketing and Sales
  4. § 4.4. Adoption and Influence

Chapter 5. Expansion into New Product Areas

  1. § 5.1. Product Refinements
  2. § 5.2. Competition Intensifies
  3. § 5.3. More Variations on a Theme
  4. § 5.4. Marketing and Sales
  5. § 5.5. Adoption and Influence

Chapter 6. Questar in the 1990s

  1. § 6.1. New Product Introductions
  2. § 6.2. Challenges Come to a Head
  3. § 6.3. Marketing and Sales
  4. § 6.4. A Celebration of Questar

Conclusion: Questar in the 21st Century

Questar Advertisements

Timeline

Appendices and Lists

  1. Open Questions
  2. Questar Patents and Trademarks
  3. The Changing Finish of Questar’s Star Map Dew Shield, Moon Map, and Other Navigation Aids
  4. John Gregory’s Adaptation of Maksutov’s Design, Patent Constraints, and Braymer’s Location of the Questar Telescope’s Secondary Spot
  5. The Early Field Model and the “De Luxe Questar”
  6. Serial Numbers
  7. Price History
  8. Celebrity Questar Owners

Afterword and Acknowledgements

Bibliography