Phone: (256) 723-8381

AG Optical Systems, LLC

AG Optical Systems (AGO) is a veteran-owned business specializing in the design, development, and production of high-resolution imaging systems. We pride ourselves in providing you with a product that not only exceeds your demanding performance expectations but is backed by outstanding customer service and a commitment to providing you with products that represent an exceptional value. Please call us so you can experience the AG Optical Systems difference.

Dave Tandy founded AG Optical Systems LLC in 2010.  Since then AG Optical Systems LLC has grown every year and has sold many premium telescopes located across the United States and across the globe in countries as far reaching as Japan, Israel, Russia, Italy, and New Zealand..

Dave is the optical and mechanical designer for the entire AG Optical Systems telescope line.  He is a US Naval Academy graduate and holds a MBA from The Wharton School as well as a MSE in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  He currently lives in northern Alabama with his family and enjoys hobby farming, traveling, and bicycling.

Core Competencies

Optical System Design Precision Manufacturing Carbon Fiber Composite Construction
AG Optical Systems specilizes in the optical design of high-resolution imaging systems for astronomical, scientific, and military systems.  We use modern design software and testing methodologies to ensure your requirements are met. AG Optical Systems owns and operates our own CNC capable machine shop which provides us with the ability to maintain very high quality standards as well as rapidly innovate. AG Optical Systems can manufacture foam or honeycomb core carbon composite tubes as well as other custom carbon fiber composite parts to your specifications using our in-house vacuum and large curing oven capabilities.


AG Optical Systems is located just outside Huntsville, Alabama near the US Army Redstone Arsenal and NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center.   Huntsville, also known as Rocket City USA, has a long history of space technology development and has played central roles in numerous space programs including the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs.


AG Optical was featured in a WAAY 31 news story.  Click here to view the video:

Astrograph Optical Design.

CNC Vertical Machining Center

Carbon Fiber Honeycomb Core Section