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Apr 19 2012 11:50 AM | tomharri in How to . . .
Here is my solution for a one trip, everything at once, no heavy lifting, already set-up to go, scope.
Dec 22 2009 09:25 AM | Guest in How to . . .
The battery holder that comes with the telescope mount is a light plastic bag which contains a four-battery holder and some wire that are only lightly attached. I do not like this contraption so I redesigned my own
Dec 17 2009 11:56 AM | Guest in How to . . .
As many astronomy gazers might discover, dark adaption is the utmost priority in viewing the night sky. And, unless you're
Dec 17 2009 09:49 AM | Zamboni in How to . . .
As many astronomers know, no single type of finderscope can be considered the end-all and be-all of sighting equipment. Many observers have multiple sighting devices on a single telescope. One of the most common combinations is the
Dec 08 2009 07:24 AM | Awesomelenny in How to . . .
I have had the frustrations in connecting RoboFocus with CCD Soft in the setup. Even though CCD Soft does have RoboFocuser in its pull-down menu, the user like me is confronted with a nagging error message in CCD Soft saying it Failed to connect to Focuser! After I got this to work, I documented it.
Aug 25 2009 04:45 AM | Starman1 in How to . . .
Collimation is the alignment of the optical parts of a telescope. Though lining up the secondary under the focuser is essential for uniform illumination of the field of view, there are only two alignments in collimation: the focuser axis (done by adjusting the secondary mirror), and the Primary Axis (done by adjusting the primary mirror).
Aug 06 2009 07:57 AM | deSitter in How to . . .
The Royce conical mirrors represent a great advance in Newtonian mirror technology