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#26 Don W

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

Link to use of Catseye Collimation tools:
Catseye Collimation Tools
 

#27 Don W

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:07 PM

The Degree Circle Thread:
Degree Circles

Link to PDF Degree Circle Thread:
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#28 Don W

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:14 PM

Link to use of Catseye Collimation tools:
Catseye Collimation Tools
 

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:55 PM

Thank you, Marya!!!

Collimation for EXTRA Dummies
 

#30 Don W

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:39 AM

Collimation of Meade Schmidt-Newtonians.

Collimation of Meade Schmidt Newtonians
 

#31 Don W

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:23 PM

Excellent thread on Newtonian Collimation.

Catseye vs. Howie Glatter and Blug??
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:07 PM

Collimation and the Radius of Curvature

ROC and collimation
 

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

Ideas to improve Autocollimators Ideas for Autocollimator Improvement
 

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:45 AM

Useful info on Secondary alignment

Secondary Alignment
 

#35 Don W

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

Concise thread about autocollimators+improvements

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#36 Jason B

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:09 AM

What does it mean if the view is "soft"?
 

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:12 PM

Synta vs. GSO
 

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:30 AM

Good thing Jason's not a policeman, or a school crossing guard.

Found this ...

CN flocking description

... and it's a good read, for sure, though the author spends little time discussing the flocking options, rather than the most generic, dismissing the Protostar 'Light Trap' with little detail. I'm a bit more interested in the detail. Of course, the reason such a recommendation belongs here, as opposed to a post I might make, is that such information does, in fact, belong on a 'sticky' post that won't disappear in the myriad other topics. Given that collimation is talked to death in these stickies, doesn't flocking a newtonian merit some permanence? I would certainly agree that collimation has greater importance, overall, for newt owners, but after this subject, I'd think flocking, at least opposite the focuser and near the objective might deserve attention on a lasting, 'sticky' post.
 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:37 PM

Mega modifications (tweaks) for Zhumell (GSO) dobs
 

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:02 PM

We felt this was a good addition to this thread:

 

The Definitive Newtonian Reflector


 

#41 GShaffer

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:26 AM

Setting up the GSO coma corrector


 

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 07:45 AM

Years ago, I published this article here
https://www.cloudyni...telescope-r2881
I speak because I built a lot of binoculars, even unusual constructions, but this one is unbeatable in its performance, can withstand huge magnifications, the color defect is minimal and there is no other optical telescope, not even a super APO refractor that would show better.
The best test for any telescope is to use a high magnification level of 5D and higher, if you test your binoculars at this magnification and they do not show sharply, it is an average to below average optics, as an example I enclose a few live recordings to confirm this since I wrote, I didn't find You Tube better live recordings.
I believe that there will also be people in the USA who will build this type and confirm what I have written here.
Josef Vnučko

https://www.youtube....h?v=SKsrIpI9lwE

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


 

#43 osbourne one-nil

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:29 AM

A pretty good review of different sized solid tube Dobsonians. Very useful for anyone thinking about dipping their toe...

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-qVXy7SDDo4


 

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 11:05 PM

The EZ Push To thread may be of interest to those who own GSO Dobs, or who plan to buy Dobs.  It took me a bit of effort to even find this, and not in the Reflector forum, but in Equipment Discussion > Equipment:

 

https://www.cloudyni...push-to/page-11


 

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:30 PM

This thread has been cleaned up and links removed that were no longer viable. Feel free to post your links again!


 

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:31 PM

2020 Custom/Premium Dobs thread


 

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:48 PM

2020 Custom Premium Dobs topic


 

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:55 AM

I thought I'd seen a reference to this thread having been pinned already, but I couldn't find it, so I'm adding a link here:

 

How to set up the GSO (a.k.a TPO, Apertura, High Point) coma corrector: 

https://www.cloudyni...coma-corrector/

 

If this is pinned somewhere and I missed it, feel free to delete this reply.


 


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