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Equipment Discussions

Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc

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ATM, Optics and DIY Forum

Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) and any do it yourself related activities. Ask questions, discuss and post pictures of telescope related projects, optics, telescopes, observing chairs, etc.

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, richard7, Starman81
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41" Ritchey-Chrétien: f... - last post by Pierre Lemay

Binoculars

"Best Of Binocular" Library, How to Choose, Equipment Minireviews, Observation Reports, Testing Aspects, Aberrations and Deficiencies, Books, Binocular Mounts, Observing Lists, Exit Pupil vs Eye Pupil, Binocular Vision and more

Forum moderators: Knuklhdastrnmr, nitegeezer, WOBentley
  • 12431 topics
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New Papilio II, now FMC - last post by Mr. Bill

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Geo557, Joe C, TG
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  • 38773 replies
Merging problem - last post by Eddgie

Cats & Casses

A forum for discussing Cassegrain (Classic Cassegrain, Ritchey-Chrétien, Dall–Kirkham, etc) and Catadioptric telescopes (Schmidt and Maksutov Cassegrains, ACF, Edge HD, etc).

Forum moderators: cbwerner, kkokkolis, Starman27
  • 12858 topics
  • 182148 replies
Considering switch from 8... - last post by BillP

Classic Telescopes

Telescopes from an era gone by. The place to discuss older telescopes. Antiques, flea market finds, and scopes from grandpa's attic. From the 1780's to the 1980's - refractors, reflectors, and early SCT's. Discussing all aspects of restoring, collecting, and observing with older scopes.

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name that telescope that ca... - last post by terraclarke

Equipment

A forum for any general equipment discussion, accessories and a great starting point if you are not sure where to post that burning question about equipment.

Forum moderators: cbwerner, rflinn68, tecmage
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Buying a handheld gps unit,... - last post by 10degEast

Eyepieces

A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
  • 24431 topics
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Explore Scientific 9mm 120° - last post by Doug Culbertson

Mounts

A Forum to discuss all types of mounts and mount accessories - including computerized, manual, GEM, fork mount, parallactic, alt-az, DSCs, PushTo and GoTo systems.

Forum moderators: bilgebay, Dave M, richard7
  • 20504 topics
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Eq3-2 tracking - last post by Eddgie

Observatories

A forum for discussing the ins and outs of current observatories as well as sharing designs, and ideas. Manufacturers and Vendors are invited to attend.

  • 4108 topics
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Pictures inside your observ... - last post by MAURITS

Reflectors

A forum for discussing Newtonian type reflecting telescopes (including Schmidt and Maksutov designs as well as Herschelian, Off-Axis, etc).

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, Joe C, Knuklhdastrnmr
  • 16800 topics
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GSO vs Lightholder vs Zamub... - last post by Winstead

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, star drop
  • 20650 topics
  • 395799 replies
a serious discussion of 2 p... - last post by WesC

Electronically Assisted Astronomy

A meeting place for people that use or wish to discuss Electronically Assisted Astronomy and the equipment used. Electronically Assisted Astronomy is the use of a digital image capturing device in lieu of an eyepiece at the telescope.

Forum moderators: cbwerner, FirstSight, Starman27
  • 3164 topics
  • 38811 replies
DIY Camera for EAA: Better... - last post by mclewis1

Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky

A dedicated forum for the Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky hand held planetariums. (archive)

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New moderator - last post by Moondoggy


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