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Orion ED80

Jan 02 2006 04:14 AM | Guest in misc

80mm doublet refractor containing one element of FPL-53 low-dispersion glass.

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Sky Watcher PRO 180 Maksutov Cassegrain

Dec 15 2006 05:39 AM | chris_zelf in misc

When I started looking for a telescope on the internet I first did a lot of research about different manufacturers of telescopes, different types and their weak and strong points.

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Author name: Chris Pothast
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Small Wonders: Ursa Major

Mar 29 2006 12:36 PM | CN_Admin in misc

Throughout history, Ursa Major has been a recongnizable figure in the night sky. It’s alternately been seen as a bear, three hunters and a bear, a plough, and a wagon. The asterism it contains – the Big Dipper – is probably the most commonly recognized figure in the night sky. The Dipper serves as a guide post to many of the northern hemisphere constellations, and is itself an open cluster. Designated Collinder 285, or the Ursa Major Moving Group, it contains the five central stars of the Dipper and is centered a mere 70 light years from earth. Cr285 best viewed with the naked eye.

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Resonant Spaces - Part 2: An Introduction to Solid Spaced Etalons and Solar Telescope Technology

Aug 14 2009 06:55 AM | Guest in misc

The first Hydrogen-alpha (H-alpha) telescope I ever looked through was a DayStar solid etalon model. It was a good day to be looking at the sun and I was treated to a stunning view

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Author name: Colin Kaminski
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Thomas M Back: 1957-2007

Sep 21 2007 11:19 AM | CN_Admin in misc

Rest in Peace

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Stellarvue 80mm Nighthawk

Jan 02 2006 03:02 AM | Jay_Bird in misc

Stellarvue 80mm f/6 "Original" Nighthawk Achromatic Refractor with 2-inch focuser

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Author name: Jay Piper
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My Comet Couch!

Mar 27 2005 06:47 AM | Guest in misc

I recently I purchased a new pair of Apogee 25x100's. Pleasing optical performance, great light gathering, but their ten pounds made my existing light weight parallelogram mount flex like a diving board once I put the required amount of counterweights on it. Obviously, I needed something stronger. I've always liked sitting back comfortably to use binoculars. But even with my smaller binos on the parallelogram mount, I was constantly moving the chair around the tripod in order to see the whole sky.

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Author name: Eugene Artemyeff
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The secrets of the Meade 7" Maksutov

Aug 16 2005 09:15 AM | Guest in misc

My goal is to document the performance of the 178mm Maksutov Cassegrain produced by the American company Meade. The occasion will be also useful for answering questions that often friends ask of me. Unfortunately, trying to match information among amateurs or in mailing-lists on Internet can be difficult as more than eighty percent of those who discuss the performances of a given telescope have never owned it or never used it, not even for ten minutes. While those who have tried it, often are influenced by other persons who have already prejudged the real performance.

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Author name: Piergiovanni Salimbeni
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Orion 90mm f/10 Refractor OTA

Dec 11 2009 11:34 AM | Guest in misc

Opening the accessory box, I was surprised to find not only the standard included items (25mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces, 6x26 correct image finder and finder bracket), but there was

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Author name: Dave Fuller
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Reader's Choice: Gear of the Year 2009

Jan 22 2010 11:32 AM | CN_Admin in misc

Every year we ask our multitude of forum members to nominate and choose their gear of the year. Join us as we take a short look at your choices for 2009.

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Beginners Equipment Q&A

Mar 29 2005 09:25 AM | Guest in misc

The quickest way to determine if a scope is not optically defective is probably to meet up with a few experienced observers and compare scopes and notes. Ideally, before you even select a scope, go to your local club and ask to look though many scopes.

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Meade DSX-125

Sep 13 2005 08:42 AM | John Zimmerman in misc

So what’s a DSX? As far as I know, it is a special telescope Meade developed for resale by Brookstone, a nationwide retailer of specialty consumer items. It was first introduced toward the end of 2003, and is now apparently being discontinued.

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Astrosystems Telekit

Dec 16 2008 03:59 AM | Guest in misc

This review is about a company called Astrosystems and one of its main key products, the Telekit

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Meade 5000 28mm SWA

Dec 02 2005 04:01 AM | darkskyfarm in misc

I love the smell of new eyepiece at night....

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Meade Ultra Wedge

Nov 30 2005 03:12 AM | JerryWise in misc

The Meade Ultra Wedge is a recent upgrade to the Meade Super Wedge

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Saturn HOW-TO

Feb 04 2006 12:21 AM | Ron B[ee] in misc

How to Observe Saturn and a compilation of on-line resources by my Light Cup on things you want to know about observing the Ring Planet.

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Readers Choice - 2007: Top Products

Jan 26 2008 09:58 AM | CN_Admin in misc

Back in December, we asked you – our 20k+ readers and forum members - what you thought were the most innovative, interesting, and all around best pieces of new equipment for 2007. Here are your choices.

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Author name: Tom Trusock
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NEAF 2010 - Part 1

Apr 25 2010 11:39 AM | CN_Admin in misc

You watched the webcasts - now revisit the show with the CN travelog...

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Author name: Tom Trusock
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CN Report: Small Binocular Reports Series

Mar 25 2008 01:47 AM | EdZ in misc

6 small binocular reports from Ed Zarenski

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Three Motor Drive Correctors: A review of the Vega, QuartzDrive and the MotoTrak V

Mar 28 2005 07:34 AM | Guest in misc

A Motor Drive Corrector converts the output of a battery, usually 12 volts DC (direct current), to AC (alternating current). It also provides slightly different rates to "correct" the telescopes slew rate for the different apparent speed at which the celestial objects move. The idea is to automatically keep the object steady in the

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Author name: Bill Brady
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Lunar Chainsaw Massacre

Mar 30 2005 07:19 PM | Ron B[ee] in misc

Lunar MISSION: POSSIBLE

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Meade 12" Lightbridge Deluxe

Feb 09 2006 01:33 AM | dominico4 in misc

Well, the beauty of a Lightbridge arrived in good condition today.

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Author name: Josh Dominico
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NEAF Travelog: Part 1

Apr 28 2011 09:45 AM | CN_Admin in misc

Join us for this first part of our NEAF photo eassy.

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Author name: Tom Trusock
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Astro-Tech AT102ED

Oct 08 2008 05:45 AM | Guest in misc

Astro-Tech AT102ED / William-Optics Ez-Touch(new version) / TeleVue Ethos 13

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CN Reports: NEAF 2008 (Part 2)

May 04 2008 07:52 AM | CN_Admin in misc

Join us for Part 2 of the NEAF Travel Log....

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