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Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc


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.

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SIPS or the TV paracorr 2 q... - last post by hakann


"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

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Kunming Binger - last post by joe2chillo


Binoviewer discussion forum

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Pentax XW/Brandon Pairs or... - last post by ron scarboro

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, GShaffer, Jaimo!, Starman27
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CGEM DX vs. CGE PRO? - last post by Lionheart1962

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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Post a Picture of Your Clas... - last post by DreamWeaver


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.

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I finally got StarSense Aut... - last post by Charlie B


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

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Poll: Your favorite "Po... - last post by Peacock


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: Dave M, dr.who, orlyandico, spaceydee
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CG5-GT to Bresser Exos-2gt... - last post by smeyer8015


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.

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C&C solicited - flip ou... - last post by JJK


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

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Finally got around to clean... - last post by Kent10


A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

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SW 120 ED Pro - last post by cjc

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.

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Two cheap cctv cameras for... - last post by CharlesC

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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