Equipment Discussions

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Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc

Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) and any do it yourself related activities. Ask questions, discuss and post pictures of telescope related projects, optics, telescopes, observing chairs, etc.

Best Of Binocular Library, How to Choose, Equipment Minireviews, Observation Reports, Testing Aspects, Aberrations and Deficiencies, Books, Binocular Mounts, Observing Lists, Exit Pupil vs Eye Pupil, Binocular Vision and more

A forum for discussing Cassegrain (Classic Cassegrain, Ritchey-Chrtien, DallKirkham, etc) and Catadioptric telescopes (Schmidt and Maksutov Cassegrains, ACF, Edge HD, etc).

Telescopes from an era gone by. The place to discuss older telescopes. Antiques, flea market finds, and scopes from grandpas attic. From the 1780s to the 1980s – refractors, reflectors, and early SCTs. Discussing all aspects of restoring, collecting, and observing with older scopes.

A forum for any general equipment discussion, accessories and a great starting point if you are not sure where to post that burning question about equipment.

A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.

A Forum to discuss all types of mounts and mount accessories – including computerized, manual, GEM, fork mount, parallactic, alt-az, DSCs, PushTo and GoTo systems.

A forum for discussing the ins and outs of current observatories as well as sharing designs, and ideas. Manufacturers and Vendors are invited to attend.

A forum for discussing Newtonian type reflecting telescopes (including Schmidt and Maksutov designs as well as Herschelian, Off-Axis, etc).

A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.

A dedicated forum for the Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky hand held planetariums. (archive)

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