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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
  • 21,417 topics
  • 352,062 replies
16" Zambuto Build - last post by ad701xx

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
  • 17,600 topics
  • 264,031 replies
Does the size matter? - last post by edwincjones

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, junomike, nmoushon
  • 5,110 topics
  • 54,064 replies
EdgeHD 14 + Baader Maxbrigh... - last post by mikela

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).

  • 19,426 topics
  • 293,940 replies
New AT 6" and 8" Cl... - last post by Thandal

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.

  • 15,045 topics
  • 397,389 replies
New Quantum 6 Owner Needs Help - last post by JonH

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
  • 31,754 topics
  • 362,205 replies
3D printed stuff on cloudy... - last post by ad701xx

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: Cotts, FirstSight, Jaimo!, Wisconsin Steve
  • 32,792 topics
  • 591,306 replies
True color - last post by Tropobob

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
  • 34,373 topics
  • 393,700 replies
Thoughts on Explore Scienti... - last post by sportsmed

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
  • 1,210 topics
  • 17,779 replies
Night Vision Newbie - 4 inc... - last post by laico

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
  • 6,063 topics
  • 116,291 replies
All-Sky Camera and Weather... - last post by li37483

Reflectors

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

  • 22,533 topics
  • 373,073 replies
Dob vs Apo - last post by luxo II

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: FirstSight, junomike, rgsalinger, Uwe Pilz
  • 29,543 topics
  • 638,277 replies
Help me choose a refractor - last post by radix655


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