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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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8" f/15 - last post by bremms

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
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Best 80mm Binocular under... - last post by Jon Isaacs

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Geo557, Joe C, TG
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Has anyone experienced bino... - last post by Vondragonnoggin

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
  • 12677 topics
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Focal reducer for GSO R-C - last post by AstroPaolo

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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Fixing the astigmatism - last post by Astrojensen

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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Rigel Quikfinder - last post by Hellow533

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
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Are there Real "Life Ti... - 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: bilgebay, Dave M, richard7
  • 20097 topics
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to replace your second alig... - last post by OLDTIMER77

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.

  • 4050 topics
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Inexpensive Observatory - last post by torsinadoc

Reflectors

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

  • 16634 topics
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Dob mirror reconfigure - lo... - last post by Jon Isaacs

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, panhard, star drop
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FCT-100 is here :) - last post by Fomalhaut

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
  • 3081 topics
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Setup recommendations? Star... - last post by Starman81

Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky

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

  • 384 topics
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New moderator - last post by Moondoggy


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