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Equipment Discussions

Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc

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ATM, Optics and DIY Forum

Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) and any do it yourself related activities. Ask questions, discuss and post pictures of telescope related projects, optics, telescopes, observing chairs, etc.

Forum moderators: Benach, GShaffer, noisejammer, Starman81
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Need to protect eyepiece fr... - last post by EAF

Binoculars

"Best Of Binocular" Library, How to Choose, Equipment Minireviews, Observation Reports, Testing Aspects, Aberrations and Deficiencies, Books, Binocular Mounts, Observing Lists, Exit Pupil vs Eye Pupil, Binocular Vision and more

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Next Step Up From 15x70s - last post by B 26354

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

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Denkmeier Binotron-27 are G... - last post by De Lorme

Cats & Casses

A forum for discussing Cassegrain (Classic Cassegrain, Ritchey-Chrétien, Dall–Kirkham, etc) and Catadioptric telescopes (Schmidt and Maksutov Cassegrains, ACF, Edge HD, etc).

Forum moderators: cbwerner, GShaffer, Jaimo!, Starman27
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New AT 6" and 8" Cl... - last post by RAKing

Classic Telescopes

Telescopes from an era gone by. The place to discuss older telescopes. Antiques, flea market finds, and scopes from grandpa's attic. From the 1780's to the 1980's - refractors, reflectors, and early SCT's. Discussing all aspects of restoring, collecting, and observing with older scopes.

Forum moderators: Ken Sturrock, rgsalinger
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Equipment

A forum for any general equipment discussion, accessories and a great starting point if you are not sure where to post that burning question about equipment.

Forum moderators: cbwerner, Ken Sturrock, rgsalinger
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Bahtinov Focus Mask for 200... - last post by CharlesW

Eyepieces

A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.

Forum moderators: cbwerner, Cotts, FirstSight, Jaimo!, lylver
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ES 52 Eyepieces - last post by Astrojensen

Mounts

A Forum to discuss all types of mounts and mount accessories - including computerized, manual, GEM, fork mount, parallactic, alt-az, DSCs, PushTo and GoTo systems.

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Vixen SXD2 with PHD2 - last post by cuivienor

Observatories

A forum for discussing the ins and outs of current observatories as well as sharing designs, and ideas. Manufacturers and Vendors are invited to attend.

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Critters under the ROR - last post by TOMDEY

Reflectors

A forum for discussing Newtonian type reflecting telescopes (including Schmidt and Maksutov designs as well as Herschelian, Off-Axis, etc).

Forum moderators: cbwerner, Goofi, GShaffer, Knuklhdastrnmr
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Zambuto/Royce vs Synta/GSO - last post by Pinbout

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

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The best and worst apos I... - last post by CHASLX200

Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky

A dedicated forum for the Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky hand held planetariums. (archive)

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