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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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TDE Help - last post by Pinbout

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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15x70 vs 10.5X70 binoculars. - last post by edwincjones

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: dr.who, Joe C
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Baader Mark IV BV - can dov... - last post by Eddgie

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, Starman27
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I bought a used Edge 9.25!... - last post by turnerjs085

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.

Forum moderators: Brian Risley, Chuck Hards, Rich (RLTYS)
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Carton 60mm X 1000 (F16.6)... - last post by terraclarke

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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Starbound Chair Dumping Peo... - last post by RTLR 12

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, Cotts, kkokkolis, maugi88
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Do Baader eyepieces and acc... - last post by rowdy388

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, spaceydee
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Lubrication - Is grease the... - last post by siriusarcher

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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New Observatory - Skyshed Pod - last post by Bigdan

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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Lightbridge Collimation hel... - last post by helpwanted

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, PhaedrusUpshaw, star drop
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Collimating a Petzval--How... - last post by Derek Wong

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, dr.who, FirstSight, Greyhaven, Starman27
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Kenko Digi Eyepiece - last post by Dragon Man

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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