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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, rgsalinger, Sean Cunneen
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Silicon wafers? Spectralon? - last post by Benach

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
  • 17,682 topics
  • 265,341 replies
APM xwa 13MM or Morpheus 12... - last post by SkyGo

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, junomike, nmoushon
  • 5,138 topics
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Needed binoviewer accessory - last post by ngc 9999

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).

  • 19,539 topics
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GSO RC 10" Backfocus Qu... - last post by luxo II

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.

  • 15,104 topics
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Post a Picture of Your Clas... - last post by Rustler46

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. You may get better answers to specialized questions in other fora (astrophotography, mounts, etc).

Forum moderators: imtl, MJB87, rgsalinger, Stelios
  • 32,034 topics
  • 365,197 replies
iOptron iPolar Usage with M... - last post by UKalwayscloudy

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: Cotts, FirstSight, Jaimo!, Wisconsin Steve
  • 32,975 topics
  • 595,490 replies
Planetary Filter Shootout - last post by Miranda2525

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
  • 34,653 topics
  • 396,882 replies
Tri-pier adjustability - last post by natwin

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
  • 1,236 topics
  • 18,111 replies
Benefits of two eye night v... - last post by GeezerGazer

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
  • 6,112 topics
  • 116,828 replies
Three Stones Observatory Bu... - last post by PirateMike

Reflectors

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

  • 22,665 topics
  • 375,288 replies
GSO 8 inch f/5 ota for visual. - last post by osbourne one-nil

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: FirstSight, junomike, rgsalinger, Uwe Pilz
  • 29,699 topics
  • 642,199 replies
Where's all the love go... - last post by MarkGregory


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