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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: GShaffer, Sean Cunneen, Starman81
  • 20,461 topics
  • 332,212 replies
The ultimate planetary eyep... - 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
  • 16,808 topics
  • 250,662 replies
Vintage and Classic Binocul... - last post by brentwood

Binoviewers

Binoviewer discussion forum

Forum moderators: Jawaid I. Abbasi, junomike, nmoushon
  • 4,959 topics
  • 51,909 replies
Binoviewing with Refractors - last post by Cali

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: gustavo_sanchez, Jaimo!, Starman27
  • 18,385 topics
  • 278,336 replies
Having a Hard time justifyi... - last post by Cali

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.

Forum moderators: CharlieB, MJB87, rgsalinger, Sean Cunneen
  • 14,382 topics
  • 372,208 replies
"Classical gas", ho... - last post by ccwemyss

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: Jeff Struve, rgsalinger, Stelios
  • 29,360 topics
  • 339,293 replies
Functionality of Dovetail L... - last post by Rich V.

Eyepieces

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

Forum moderators: Cotts, FirstSight, Jaimo!
  • 31,466 topics
  • 561,171 replies
Here I sit reading all of t... - last post by punk35

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.

  • 31,930 topics
  • 366,296 replies
Mounts, weights and limits! - last post by bogg

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.

  • 5,777 topics
  • 112,000 replies
Connecting a Scopedome cont... - last post by Doug_alaska_NM

Reflectors

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

Forum moderators: flyingcougar, GShaffer, spereira
  • 21,627 topics
  • 357,445 replies
Question about the 70 inch.. - last post by junomike

Refractors

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

Forum moderators: FirstSight, junomike, rgsalinger, Uwe Pilz
  • 28,264 topics
  • 607,044 replies
Small scope. Big Rose - last post by Brollen


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