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#426 mikeoday005

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:54 PM

Thank you Jason for this very interesting and useful thread waytogo.gif


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#427 gwilson001

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:29 PM

the link to the animation referenced in the beginning of this post is dead.



#428 Vic Menard

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:33 PM

Fortunately, the animations on posts #3, 4 and 5 still work if you click on the picture (checked with MacOS Safari). 



#429 gwilson001

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:54 AM

I stumbled on to the same procedure Jason D. described quite by accident after suffering through the headaches of learning and understanding collimation (to the limited degree that I do) and I have to say it is the best way for those of us that are not experts in optics to achieve decent collimation.

It was the source of major frustration but I slowly put the pieces together on my own only to find the solution spelled out here - after finally getting my scope collimated to a reasonable degree!  I checked this forum a few years ago and came across all sorts of posts on collimation that were far to technical and confusing for me so I just forged ahead on my own until I had a working process.

 

Jason's procedure should be placed in a downloadable pdf for people to easily find without having to read through 20 pages - most will bail out before they get to Jason's post would be my guess.  Jason's 6 step process is the easiest for beginners in my opinion.

 

Collimation can turn normal people into mental patients in no time.


Edited by gwilson001, 29 August 2019 - 01:56 AM.

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