Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

The Best of Reflectors

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
36 replies to this topic

#1 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:49 PM

This thread is designed to hold those threads that have a lot to contribute to Reflector owners. If you would like to nominate a thread to be added to this post, please send a PM to one of the Reflector Forum moderators or to an Administrator with a link to the thread and a reason to include it.
 

#2 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:51 PM

Everything you want to know about collimating a Reflector.

Collimating a Reflector Telescope
 

#3 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:52 PM

Dead link removed.
 

#4 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:53 PM

Rotating Rings
 

#5 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:54 PM

Secondary Mirror Alignment
 

#6 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:55 PM

Help Me Understand What Wave Error Is
 

#7 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:32 PM

a Must read by anyone!

Refractor vs. Reflector
 

#8 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:34 PM

How To Get Optimum Performance
 

#9 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 21 August 2005 - 10:10 PM

Planetary Starmaster
 

#10 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 27 August 2005 - 10:14 PM

March 2006 Dob Buyer's Guide:

Dob Buyer's Guide for March, 2006
 

#11 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:17 AM

My Ideal Dob Parameters
 

#12 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:58 PM

A Question On Collimation Theory
 

#13 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:45 PM

Collimation Anxiety
 

#14 miniventures

miniventures

    Something Else

  • *****
  • Posts: 11,263
  • Joined: 13 Sep 2003
  • Loc: Powell Butte, Central Oregon

Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:20 PM

One of our members came up with an easy to make "push-to" idea that works very well. Thanks, Carol!
Degree Circles $12.00 Go-TO
 

#15 Tom L

Tom L

    ISS

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 31,061
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2004
  • Loc: Sunny Oregon

Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:48 PM

From Don... Coma and Collimation tolerences
 

#16 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:07 PM

The Degree Circle Thread:
Degree Circles

Link to PDF Degree Circle Thread:
Degree Circle PDF
 

#17 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:14 PM

Link to use of Catseye Collimation tools:
Catseye Collimation Tools
 

#18 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:39 AM

Collimation of Meade Schmidt-Newtonians.

Collimation of Meade Schmidt Newtonians
 

#19 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:23 PM

Excellent thread on Newtonian Collimation.

Catseye vs. Howie Glatter and Blug??
 

#20 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:07 PM

Collimation and the Radius of Curvature

ROC and collimation
 

#21 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

Ideas to improve Autocollimators Ideas for Autocollimator Improvement
 

#22 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:45 AM

Useful info on Secondary alignment

Secondary Alignment
 

#23 Don W

Don W

    Founding Member

  • *****
  • Posts: 24,569
  • Joined: 19 May 2003
  • Loc: Wisconsin, USA

Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

Concise thread about autocollimators+improvements

Link to Thread
 

#24 Solozo

Solozo

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 90
  • Joined: 25 Dec 2009

Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:02 AM

Thanks Tom. However the link you provided did not download. Could please post it again or give URL

Regards
 

#25 Jason B

Jason B

    Proud father of 5!!

  • *****
  • Posts: 7,267
  • Joined: 21 Jun 2004
  • Loc: Mid-Michigan

Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:58 AM

Are you refering to Tom's last post regarding the collimation link? If so, I fixed it.
 


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics