Best of Reflectors
Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:03 PM
Catseye Collimation Tools
Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:30 AM
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.
Posted 18 June 2020 - 07:45 AM
Years ago, I published this article here
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.
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:
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!
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:
If this is pinned somewhere and I missed it, feel free to delete this reply.