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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
  • 21,201 topics
  • 347,812 replies
Glass blanks. - last post by don clement

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
  • 17,406 topics
  • 260,849 replies
Taylor 7x35 Super WA, Model... - last post by SMark

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, junomike, nmoushon
  • 5,074 topics
  • 53,604 replies
Binoviewer upgrade advice? - 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).

  • 19,165 topics
  • 290,077 replies
Cleaning Mewlon Optics - 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.

  • 14,902 topics
  • 391,511 replies
If they still made the clas... - last post by JJack

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
  • 31,102 topics
  • 356,263 replies
Any off-axis guiders for FL... - last post by EricCC

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: Cotts, FirstSight, Jaimo!, Wisconsin Steve
  • 32,418 topics
  • 583,517 replies
Agena SWA 38mm - First ligh... - last post by LDW47

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
  • 33,775 topics
  • 386,913 replies
celestron starsense - last post by cargostick

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
  • 1,151 topics
  • 16,967 replies
Difficulty focusing Envis l... - last post by Eddgie

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
  • 5,987 topics
  • 115,334 replies
Need ideas for a farm looki... - last post by Brent Campbell

Reflectors

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

  • 22,294 topics
  • 369,368 replies
Upside down or upside down... - last post by Jon Isaacs

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: FirstSight, junomike, rgsalinger, Uwe Pilz
  • 29,242 topics
  • 630,845 replies
My new (to me) Lunt 102ED..... - last post by coopman


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