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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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A test to determine lens el... - last post by Jon Isaacs

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: Greyhaven, Knuklhdastrnmr, WOBentley
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Zeiss Victory HT 10x54 - last post by ronharper

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Geo557, Joe C, TG
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1st Light with Orion Binovi... - last post by Stargazer3236

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
  • 12617 topics
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Nexstar6SE vs C6-A-XLT OTA - last post by grog

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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4" Unitron equatorial b... - last post by turk123

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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Adaptive Optics for amateurs? - last post by gdd

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
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Pls suggest best eyepiece f... - last post by penguinx64

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
  • 19952 topics
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CGEM strange auto guiding p... - last post by orlyandico

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.

  • 4034 topics
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North West England Observatory - last post by MikeBent

Reflectors

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

  • 16570 topics
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Has anyone built an off axi... - last post by Thomas Karpf

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, panhard, star drop
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New Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED A... - last post by Sarkikos

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
  • 3044 topics
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Comparing IIE to standard e... - last post by Vondragonnoggin

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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