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Lukasz Tarkowski
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How do I know if my telescope is colimated? new
      #5728595 - 03/12/13 05:05 PM

How do I know if my telescope is colimated? Is it possible to check during the day?

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tommax
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Re: How do I know if my telescope is colimated? new [Re: Lukasz Tarkowski]
      #5728702 - 03/12/13 05:57 PM

Some people suggest that during the day point it at a bright shiny object like a chrome bumper of a car or other object that has a bright point of light and or there are some artificial stars out there but I have not used one.

There is a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqRVIDj4aZA

There is also a guide here:

http://www.asterism.org/tutorials/tut14-1.htm

Tom


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Re: How do I know if my telescope is colimated? [Re: tommax]
      #5740785 - 03/18/13 02:00 PM

Pretty good video, thanks!

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mpesik
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Re: How do I know if my telescope is colimated? new [Re: REC]
      #5852770 - 05/10/13 09:29 PM

It is almost absurd to try to collimate your scope on a SHINY....something during the day.

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