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New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

Posted by John O'Neill 02/25/2016 12:00AM

New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

Starlight Instrument’s New Posi Drive Motor System is a First Class Winner

Dew heaters from Kitchen appliances

Posted by Malcolm Bird 01/08/2016 12:00AM

Don't throw out that old toaster!!

New custom foam for your astro gear!

Posted by David Standen 04/12/2015 12:00AM

Has your eyepiece case seen better days? Has your pick-n-pluck been plucked one to many times?

Curing Uncle Rod’s Shakes

Posted by Rod Mollise 11/25/2014 12:00AM

In some ways, today’s imported telescope tripods are surprisingly good. Particularly the ubiquitous Chinese 2-inch diameter steel legged jobs. Sadly, however, almost all have a weak link. Their spreaders are pitiful. Unckle Rod just might have found a cure for that...

The Astrogizmos Astrogazer

Posted by Glen Ward 08/21/2012 12:00AM

The Astrogizmos Astrogazer

Tips on using the AG as a permanent installation.

A "NEW" APPROACH FOR TESTING OPTICAL TRAINS - posted for Samuel de Roa

Posted by Paul Walsh 05/05/2012 12:00AM

Trying to corner a long-term concern in the astro-amateur world through the “slanted edge” method

Celestrons C8 XLT vs Intes MK-67 vs Takahashi TSA-102 on Jupiter

Posted by Ralph Aguirre 10/03/2011 12:15AM

A Fun Night with Three Popular Scopes Observing Jupiter

Some thoughts refractors versus reflectors.

Posted by daniel mounsey 08/11/2010 12:00AM

Some thoughts refractors versus reflectors.

Among other things, a shootout between a Takahashi FS152 on a Temma EM200 and a Starmaster 14.5 Hybrid

More About Brandons

Posted by Rick McDaniel 03/20/2010 11:09AM

More About Brandons

Response to Robert Morein's Brandon Article

Comments on low cost, long focal length 2” widefield eyepieces

Posted by David Russell 08/02/2009 09:00AM

The market offers many options for low cost wide fields eyepieces, but they don't deliver sharp performance in the outer 20 to 30% of the field. My thoughts and a proposed solution.

Ultra-Low-Cost Fine-Focus Gear-Reduction Drive

Posted by Ron Masters 05/29/2009 05:42PM

Ultra-Low-Cost Fine-Focus Gear-Reduction Drive

A simple, $15 gear unit can give you a 3:1 focuser reduction drive that will work for any scope.

Meade 7” Maksutov, …Updated 5-18-09

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 05/18/2009 12:00AM

Meade 7” Maksutov, …Updated 5-18-09

You might get the impression I’ve become so obsessed with the Meade 7" MAK OTA, that I put too much into it. Yes, I’m really stuck on this one!

Meade 7 inch MAK revised

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 12/19/2008 12:00AM

Meade 7 inch MAK revised

After more work done on Meade's "BIG MAK" I have revised the counterweight article.

Focal Reducer for Meade 7" MAK

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 06/18/2008 12:00AM

Here's the third article of the three I had planned. Increasing the True Field Of View of the Meade 7" Maksutov.