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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: cuzimthedad, Sean Cunneen
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ROSS NULL TEST 330MM F3 MIR... - last post by DAVIDG

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

Forum moderators: Erik Bakker, Jawaid I. Abbasi, Uwe Pilz
  • 17,429 topics
  • 261,144 replies
Finally got Fujinon HB 12x6... - last post by Milos1977

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, junomike, nmoushon
  • 5,074 topics
  • 53,654 replies
SCTs and binoviewers and ma... - last post by Eddgie

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).

  • 19,195 topics
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Orion Apex 102mm Mak --- Re... - last post by whizbang

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 mid-1990's - refractors, reflectors, and early SCT's. Discussing all aspects of restoring, collecting, and observing with older scopes. Discussion of 25-year-old scopes still in production is OK but please don't post newer examples of those, except for actual side-by-side comparisons to demonstrate detail changes.

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What did you do to your Sco... - last post by Spyke

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: rgsalinger, Stelios
  • 31,156 topics
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Review and First Lite on Ts... - last post by jpbutler

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: Cotts, FirstSight, Jaimo!, Wisconsin Steve
  • 32,443 topics
  • 584,191 replies
Planetary Filter Shootout - last post by j.gardavsky

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.

Forum moderators: alphatripleplus, Jaimo!, MJB87, star drop
  • 33,843 topics
  • 387,547 replies
SynScan Eq5 After Market Go... - last post by jeffz

Night Vision Astronomy

Night Vision Astronomy is astronomy performed with analog or digital devices capable of producing a real time view of celestial objects. This forum allows discussion of the equipment, its configuration and use, observing reports made using the devices, techniques for image capture, and the sharing of images the observer made to record their observations.

Forum moderators: Jond105, star drop, Starman27
  • 1,159 topics
  • 17,038 replies
Perseid meteor shower with NV - last post by cnoct

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.

Forum moderators: Dan Crowson, MJB87, nmoushon
  • 5,993 topics
  • 115,449 replies
How to prevent damage from... - last post by Stevegeo

Reflectors

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

  • 22,327 topics
  • 369,941 replies
My Long Covid Delayed Custo... - last post by JMW

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: FirstSight, junomike, rgsalinger, Uwe Pilz
  • 29,269 topics
  • 631,423 replies
What is so special about a... - last post by peleuba


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