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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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Delmarva Mirror Making Seminar - last post by tim53

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

  • 14221 topics
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New APM 100 Semi Apo availa... - last post by Mr. Bill

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, Joe C, nmoushon, pastortim
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First Light BinoViewing - last post by JoeyP

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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How it's made Exception... - last post by Cpk133

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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Sixth Dynamax 8 is arrived. - last post by DAVIDG

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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Canadian Telescopes Going D... - last post by scopenitout

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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ES 82 degrees 14mm vs. 18mm - last post by eklf

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: droid, JayinUT, orlyandico
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Star Adventurer or sky trac... - last post by Patrick

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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ROR observatory questions - last post by macdonjh

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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DobStuff and Dew - last post by Tempus

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

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Williams Optics - last post by photoracer18

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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