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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.

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Truss blocks/holders - last post by tag1260

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, nicknacknock
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Binoviewer on 70 mm refract... - last post by TomCorbett

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: dr.who, Geo557, Joe C
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Denk 14, DeLite 11, Barlow... - last post by TomCorbett

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, kkokkolis, Starman27
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Where are the Mak-Newt people? - last post by HaleBopper

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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Eyepieces - last post by catboat

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, Ken Sturrock, rflinn68, tecmage
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Grounding rod for batteries? - last post by jbalsam

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
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Converted a flat-top Plossl... - last post by Eddgie

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: Dave M, dr.who, flyingcougar
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CGEM DX alignment issue - last post by M16SEAL

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.

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My New Technical Innovation... - last post by JerryWise

Reflectors

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

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Are GSO mirrors really 1/12... - last post by schang

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, PhaedrusUpshaw, star drop
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Orion Astroview 120 ST vs S... - last post by macdonjh

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, flyingcougar, Starman27
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A New Camera Offering - last post by jimthompson

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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