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#1 Tom L

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 01:59 PM

Hi folks, Thought I'd finally get around to creating this thread. If you have any links of interest that are specifically for reflectors of any type, please post them here. I encourage you to add any link that you believe will help the reflector community. Please feel free to also post links to manufacturers and vendors that cater to reflectors.
 


 

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 01:26 PM

This one was added in the new "beginners Forum" and is an excellent link for step-by-step collimation of an XT8 newtonian OTA.

http://www.schlatter...y/collimate.htm

Definitely recommended reading for someone just learning to collimate there newt. In his article, it might be advantageous to add Stacy's grid paper in place of the orange background paper to aid in correct placement of the physical secondary mirror/holder...maybe one of his colors (orange, neon green or neo yellow) with a grid on it.
 

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 03:52 PM


Collimation start with this link http://www.astro-tom...s/newtonian.htm


 

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 12:56 AM

EQ Mount Links:

http://www.astronomyboy.com/eq/

http://www.astronomy...polaralign.html

www.skywatchertelescope.net/ Downloads/PolarscopeForEQ6.pdf

 


 

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 11:41 PM

Some star test links:

http://www.lincolnas...k/startest.html

Star test


 

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Posted 11 July 2004 - 01:32 AM

More Collimation links:

http://www.tomhole.c...lowed Laser.htm

http://www.propermot...e/Collimate.htm
 


 

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:35 PM

Optical theory as it relates to Newtonian reflectors and their design:

http://www.fsz.bme.h.../vnt/vnt_paper/

 


 

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 03:28 PM

Other mirror coating services:
http://www.dentonvacuum.com/
http://www.clausing.com/
http://www.precisionapplied.com/
 


 

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 11:42 PM

Dew Control

Anti Dew Heater Tech Paper

Astro Systems Secondary Heater

 

Mark Kay's Dew Heaters

 


 

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 08:13 PM

reflector reviews
 

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 12:55 PM

Planeterium programs/Star Map Sites:

Cartes du Ciel Sky Charts,Free program to draw sky charts
For use with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/

Hello Northern Sky or HNSKY for short:
http://www.hnsky.org

Month by month, one page full sky maps for your correct hemisphere to find said constellations:
http://skymaps.com/downloads.html


 

#12 Tom L

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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.
 

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:51 PM

Everything you want to know about collimating a Reflector.

Collimating a Reflector Telescope
 

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:53 PM

Rotating Rings
 

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:54 PM

Secondary Mirror Alignment
 

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:55 PM

Help Me Understand What Wave Error Is
 

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:32 PM

a Must read by anyone!

Refractor vs. Reflector
 

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:34 PM

How To Get Optimum Performance
 

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 10:10 PM

Planetary Starmaster
 

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:17 AM

My Ideal Dob Parameters
 

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:58 PM

A Question On Collimation Theory
 

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:45 PM

Collimation Anxiety
 

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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
 

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:48 PM

From Don... Coma and Collimation tolerences
 

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:56 PM

The Degree Circle Thread:
Degree Circles

Link to PDF Degree Circle Thread:
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