Very dumb question really as I know collimation is important.
My scope I started using 6 weeks ago came with no collimation cap, only instructions to use a old film holder cap and punch a hole in it. Who still has film holders, I wish I had haha.
I have not bought a collimation eyepiece yet nor a laser collimator.
What I did do is follow the instructions to check collimation with my eye only, i.e. seeing my eye centered and looking at the position of the primary mirror clips.
I know this is not accurate but it seemed quite close even perfect but obviously I can't say that with this method.
Secondly I viewed stars out of focus with a variety of eyepieces and can see almost perfect circles and in focus sharp dots.
This scope shipped like this and I am wondering do I need to urgently get a collimation eyepiece or is this ok for now?
F6 8inch Dob in my signature is the one I am talking about.
Edited by RodgerDodger008, 27 October 2021 - 05:06 AM.