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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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Silicone glued secondary - last post by tommm

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

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A Binocular To Observe The... - last post by saguaro

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, Joe C, nmoushon, pastortim
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Real NEWBIE which model of... - last post by Jeff B

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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Secondary on corrector - ho... - last post by Andy-di-Notte

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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Refiguring a Dynamax 8"... - last post by Jeff B

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, rgsalinger
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Telescope aluminum cases - last post by BruceJ

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, Cotts, Jaimo!
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cheaper, next-best alternat... - last post by Jon Isaacs

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: droid, JayinUT, orlyandico
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Mount Payloads and the Urba... - last post by Stelios

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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Is there an ASCOM driver th... - last post by Tonk

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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Barlowed Laser Collimation:... - last post by Starman1

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

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What are 5" f/7 and fas... - last post by MrJones

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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