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Collimation And The Newtonian Telescope V.4

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#1 Olivier Biot

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

Collimation And The Newtonian Telescope (version 4)

By Don Pensack.

#2 jrbarnett

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

Fantastic piece, Don!

- Jim

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:31 AM

Don,

Your ability to write matches Jason's and Jim's ability to illustrate.

Great piece!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:54 PM

Great article Don with clear descriptions and illustrations.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:04 PM

Thanks, Jim, Roy and Jeff.
I got a lot of feedback after version 3, and some of the clarifications and re-writes became version 4.
I'm not satisfied with the text in a couple places, and I've gotten requests to add laser collimation to the article, so there will be a version 5.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

I'm bumping this thread because I've gotten a lot of requests for this article recently.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:23 AM

Fantastic! Newtonian scopes keep increasing in my inventory and your article will be my bedside reading for a while. I need to read it and apply the instructions several times before the whole procedure becomes second nature to me. Laser instructions will be greatly appreciated as well. I have both Glatter and Catseye tools now and started playing with them already. The views through my Newtonians are much better now. I must confess, the Paracorr II made a huge improvement as well. Would you be able to delve into collimation with Paracorr in the focuser as well?

Thanks a lot for this great write up!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:51 AM

Thanks, Don well thought out piece. This much is never available in one place. I'm just rehabbing my 8" so it'll be put to use.


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