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A retake on the Porter Springfield mount

Posted by Malcolm Bird 12/13/2018 01:02PM   (Articles/How-To)

A retake on the Porter Springfield mount

The Porter Springfield mount concept is a panacea for old backs!

Meade LS6/8 adapter for Meade field tripod

Posted by Malcolm Bird 12/13/2018 12:07AM   (Articles/How-To)

Meade LS6/8 adapter for Meade field tripod

An easy way to upgrade your Meade LS scope for more stable viewing

Pilgrimage to the Great Refractor

Posted by Louis Busby 09/30/2018 11:09PM   (Articles/Other-Articles)

Pilgrimage to the Great Refractor

So sad to hear now that this telescope and observatory will be closing and the history book slammed shut on one of the last great telescopes responsible for leading the United States and the University of Chicago into the twentieth century and to major discoveries and contributions in astronomy and astrophysics.

New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

Posted by John O'Neill 02/25/2016 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

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

New custom foam for your astro gear!

Posted by David Standen 04/12/2015 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

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   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

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...

A bit of the past for the New Year

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 12/31/2012 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

Well the world didn't end after all... I wrote this a long time ago just after I left the Navy, and updated it recently.

The Astrogizmos Astrogazer

Posted by Glen Ward 08/21/2012 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

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   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

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

One Minute Venus

Posted by Eric David 10/23/2010 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

Don't miss the best chance to see Venus in the daytime!