# Questions about amateur astrophotographer Nik Szymanek's telescope

The 2011 Sixty Symbols video Spy Satellites (from Deep Sky Videos) shows amateur astrophotographer Nik Szymanek and his telescope.

Question: Can someone identify the model and design of this particular telescope and it's mount, and explain why there are so many baffles inside the tube (isn't this more than typical?) and the structure of the tube? Is it some composite? Why the spiral pattern?

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• Doesn't the primary look a bit dirty? – uhoh Sep 30 '19 at 7:20
• I know one guy who can Nik Szymanek. You'll find a contact link on his website that will lget you an email address. – StephenG Sep 30 '19 at 10:10
• @StephenG it's possible others will find that useful. I'm kinda shy. – uhoh Sep 30 '19 at 11:28
• "shy" is not the first expression that I would have used for someone prominent on a public forum. :-) – StephenG Sep 30 '19 at 12:36

• +1 thanks for the pretty thorough telescope detective work! – uhoh Oct 1 '19 at 7:02