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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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"Serrurier" style d... - last post by Oberon

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
  • 12559 topics
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Vixen SG 2.1x42 Widefield B... - last post by JMW

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Geo557, Joe C, TG
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I dont hear much about lumi... - last post by junomike

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
  • 12988 topics
  • 184277 replies
Just a little above my spen... - last post by Goofi

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.

  • 10096 topics
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Road Trip/ Brashier Home, F... - last post by PiSigma

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
  • 21069 topics
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Helical focuser ? - last post by Xeroid

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
  • 24636 topics
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Docter 12.5mm Eyepiece - last post by Colin exraaf

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
  • 20774 topics
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Three years ago today... - last post by Iver

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.

  • 4149 topics
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Source for longer Sontotube... - last post by Alex McConahay

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
  • 16919 topics
  • 266019 replies
Ronchi testing? - last post by Pinbout

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, star drop
  • 20832 topics
  • 400868 replies
William Optics ZenithStar 7... - last post by Patricko

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
  • 3221 topics
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Mallincam Exterminator EXvi... - last post by GlennLeDrew

Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky

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

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