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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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6" f/12 - last post by Augustus

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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Nikon's super wide angl... - last post by hakann

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, Joe C, nmoushon, pastortim
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TWINS show me your pairs - last post by mightymartin

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, Jaimo!, Starman27
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Dew seeped into my c8 - last post by rmollise

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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A Tilted Mirror Telescope - last post by bremms

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, rgsalinger
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New Power Pack at Harbor Fr... - last post by Jon Isaacs

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, Cotts, Jaimo!, maugi88
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UHC and O-III filters for s... - last post by CAAD9

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: JayinUT, orlyandico
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Cem60 mount - last post by Chuckwagon

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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Dust & remote control o... - last post by LoveChina61

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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A lower-cost entry scope th... - last post by Augustus

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

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Istar 204mm f5.9 review - last post by Jeff B

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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