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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.

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, richard7, Starman81
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[DIY] Astro CCD 16-bit Colo... - last post by gregj888

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
  • 12556 topics
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Vixen SG 2.1x42 Widefield B... - last post by faackanders2

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Geo557, Joe C, TG
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DENKMEIER "DEEPVIEW 7... - 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, kkokkolis, Starman27
  • 12979 topics
  • 184193 replies
Meade LX70 150mm f/12 Maksutov - last post by Phil Barker

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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My "new" Tasco 9VR... - last post by astronomylife

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
  • 21061 topics
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List - every telescope you... - last post by doctordub

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
  • 24624 topics
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New Eyepieces from Lunt - last post by Starman1

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
  • 20767 topics
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iEQ45 Sluggish on RA - last post by Kim K

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.

  • 4145 topics
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Question about observatory... - last post by MHamburg

Reflectors

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, Joe C, Knuklhdastrnmr
  • 16913 topics
  • 265902 replies
Tube rings to support the f... - last post by famax

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, star drop
  • 20826 topics
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How important is OTA build... - last post by Darron Spohn

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
  • 3218 topics
  • 39831 replies
A New Camera Offering - last post by Starman27

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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