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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
  • 14536 topics
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Sourcing CCDs for DIY Camer... - last post by steveastrouk

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
  • 12355 topics
  • 170811 replies
Cheap but good 10x50's - last post by schang

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Geo557, Joe C, TG
  • 3858 topics
  • 38366 replies
Short Sweet Session - last post by REC

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
  • 12788 topics
  • 180722 replies
Help!  Weird Mak-Cass behav... - last post by Waxing Gibbous

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.

  • 9868 topics
  • 188131 replies
Restoring Cave Astrola 12.5... - last post by michael_m

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
  • 20778 topics
  • 241970 replies
USB booster dongle? - last post by James Cunningham

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, droid, kkokkolis
  • 24309 topics
  • 393923 replies
Good eyepieces for my Celes... - last post by va1erian

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
  • 20324 topics
  • 216751 replies
Request for mount advice - last post by rzep8

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.

  • 4083 topics
  • 83940 replies
Time-share a remote observa... - last post by veerkar

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
  • 16725 topics
  • 261314 replies
orions 10" intelliscope. - last post by talliho

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, star drop
  • 20514 topics
  • 392461 replies
SW & SV Scope Quality - last post by Lt 26

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
  • 3127 topics
  • 38228 replies
Upcoming Sony sensor tech? - last post by chasing photons

Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky

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

  • 384 topics
  • 2907 replies
New moderator - last post by Moondoggy


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