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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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[DIY] Astro CCD 16-bit Colo... - last post by Akarsh Simha


"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, nicknacknock
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APM APO'S and LOA 21... - last post by Erik Bakker


Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: dr.who, Geo557, Joe C
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Bino amplification factor? - last post by G.Richard

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, kkokkolis, Starman27
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NEXSTAR Hand Controller Ext... - last post by Telescoop

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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Craigslist, ebay and other... - last post by ollie31770


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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I wish someone made a.... - last post by Traveler


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

Forum moderators: ausastronomer, cbwerner, Cotts, droid, kkokkolis
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!6mm Televue Nagler Type 5:... - last post by mark8888


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, flyingcougar
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Does anyone make a GoTo AZ... - last post by orlyandico


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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Removable deck with 'ou... - last post by roscoe


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

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Who makes the best quality... - last post by JMW


A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: dr.who, FirstSight, PhaedrusUpshaw, star drop
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Lunt Engineering 70mm ED Do... - last post by slack

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, flyingcougar, Starman27
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List of Newts/Dobs That Foc... - last post by wcstarguy

Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky

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

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