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CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.
Mar 06 2007 01:44 AM | Guest in Binoviewers
I was going through the diagonal reviews and found that no one has done a review on the Denkmeier line of switch diagonals.
Author name: James Welisek
Mar 01 2007 05:13 AM | katekebo in Lights
I have used several flashlights to read start charts and provide general illumination during star gazing sessions
Author name: Bucki Slawomir
Dec 03 2006 04:17 AM | Guest in Accessories
I hate set screws. Set screws have a tendency to mar any equipment that they are tightened into like a diagonal or nose piece.
Author name: James Welisek
Nov 27 2006 08:35 AM | Guest in Accessories
Jake makes his legs out of red oak. The long wood sections are thicker that the pieces in the TeleVue Panoramic legs or the Vixen legs I had. There are also several small pieces for added stability here and there.
Author name: Steve Lynn
Oct 05 2006 06:05 AM | David Knisely in Astronomical Filters
The following is a summary report of visual observations of emission nebulae comparing the performance of various filters intended for such objects.
Author name: David Knisely
Sep 18 2006 06:51 AM | dave b in Accessories
For those who are not familiar with these flashlights, they work like this: Shaking the flashlight causes a magnet to pass through a coil
Author name: Dave Bonandrini
Jul 18 2006 03:17 AM | mcoren in Finderscopes
I have been interested in astronomy since I was 7 or 8 years old, and actively pursued this interest throughout high school and college
Author name: Michael Coren
Jul 07 2006 03:06 AM | dave b in Accessories
The problem with the old style Barlow and Target combination was that you had to get up from the back of the scope and walk to the front to check how the alignment was going.
Author name: Dave Bonandrini
May 25 2006 02:45 AM | David E in Dew Heaters and Controllers
Two new accessory covers from TeleGizmos.
Author name: David Elosser
Apr 04 2006 02:03 AM | Silicon Owl in Star Diagonals
Out of focus stars seemed a little odd but I couldn't quite determine what was wrong, in focus the stars were sharp until near the edge, but that I expected with the short focal length telescope
Author name: Andrew Cooper
Mar 22 2006 01:32 PM | Guest in Focusers (Electric and Manual)
I will readily admit to being a novice stargazer
Author name: Steve Maddox
Feb 20 2006 02:50 AM | StarStuff1 in Astronomical Filters
LPR, or Light Pollution Reduction filters block the most common wavelengths of the light glow we often call “light pollution”. Most of this offending light falls in the visible spectrum from 550 to 630 nanometers. LPR
Author name: Terry Alford
Feb 06 2006 02:00 AM | Shadowalker in Focusers (Electric and Manual)
Not long ago I purchased a Hardin 12 inch F5 Dobsonian.
Author name: Tom Nicolaides
Jan 23 2006 02:09 AM | suphotpu in Binoviewers
This is my personal experience with Siebert 0.6X OCA that I would like to share with you.
Author name: Suphot Punnachaiya
Dec 30 2005 02:53 AM | Manuel Reyes in Binoviewers
I am having a lot of fun with this binoviewer while I wait for my 45mm Elite to be finished so heres my story.
Author name: Manuel Reyes
Dec 20 2005 01:52 AM | timmbottoni in Focusers (Electric and Manual)
The quality of a telescope is often first judged by its optics, but other parts of the telescope play an important role in the user's satisfaction with the scope.
Author name: Timm Bottoni
Dec 20 2005 02:23 AM | Guest in Finderscopes
The finder may be the most under-rated item in the amateur astronomy toolkit
Author name: Fiske Miles
Dec 08 2005 03:17 AM | Starman1 in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels
It is a hand-held sky brightness measuring meter that gives a reading of the night sky's brightness in magnitudes per square arc-second
Author name: Don Pensack
Nov 19 2005 02:31 AM | GeezerGazer in Finderscopes
MRF, Multi-Reticule (or Reticle) Finder, a telescope aiming device that takes red dot finders one step further
Author name: Melvin Ray
Nov 19 2005 06:27 AM | Chris Lord in Binoviewers
To compliment my TEC140APO and enhance my visual H-alpha work I decided to invest in a high quality bino-viewer
Author name: Chris Lord
Nov 18 2005 02:25 AM | square_peg in Astronomical Filters
The following is taken from a post in the beginners forum based on an observing report on the morning of 09-08-05
Author name: Tom Allyn
Nov 18 2005 03:25 AM | Fordracer1 in Focusers (Electric and Manual)
I recently purchased a Moonlite CR1 crayford style focuser with the motorfocus option
Author name: John Moody
Oct 30 2005 02:28 AM | cosmic rays in Focusers (Electric and Manual)
Earlier in 2003 I saw an ad for this promising new focuser. Can it possibly deliver on all fronts? The short answer is .....
Author name: Joseph Drapell
Sep 28 2005 07:06 AM | Guest in Binoviewers
One of my apprehensions regarding binoviewing was the statement that some people have trouble merging the two images. I was also apprehensive about the ease of centering the eyepieces in their drawtubes. As it turns out, I am apparently one of those people who don't have trouble merging images.
Author name: Eric Africa
Sep 06 2005 06:26 AM | Michael Morris in SCT Specific Accessories
The book consists of a series of 16 simple line drawings showing the outlines of all the major and interesting features that can be seen by the visual observer with a small telescope under good seeing conditions.
Author name: Michael Morris