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The Cheapest Astronomer in the World gets excited by Jupiter. Builds dob, builds eq platform, arranges to borrow webcam...
Quote:Calm down, people.
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Quote:Quote:Calm down, people.
Despite the intended message of this thread has been re-iterated many times, this thread keeps getting derailed.
This thread has never been about collimation tools or about how to collimate or about how much to collimate. It is about editing or adding an addendum to make Andy’s popular collimation video even better.
Maybe it is time to lock this thread.
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Quote:I was about as much a beginner as I could be when I first used the video, then as time went on I got better with what I was doing. As will most new astronomers. It is a good basic reference point for what will work for most people.
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
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If you're going to do it or if anyone else here does it. All I'd suggest is Make it simple. Make it concise. Leave out all the "I need a grounding in optics, 2 dictionaries and 3 spell checkers" just to make sense of it. Compete with Andy, and make it easy for beginners to understand and to do. ie: Leave out those overly complicated optical path drawings. Include: if you see that, turn this screw this way and watch it correct itself. Make it so that the message isn't how smart you are but how easy it is to do.
Quote: However, OTOH one of the best ways to master a subject is to learn it well enough to teach it to someone else,
Quote:I'm looking forward to your instructional video.
Quote:One of the things I greatly respect about Andy's video is how obviously much necessary work and time he obviously put into it to make it a quality production rather than just another guy-with-webcam-and-scope humdrum youtube