Telescope Mirror

Telescope Mirror

It is actually quite easy to make a timeline with regards to the invention of the telescope as well as how it has evolved over the years. Much has been written about the telescope and good records have been kept with regards to new technologies and inventions. Basically, the telescope timeline looks something …

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Crayford Focuser

What should I get for my telescope?

I have an Orion XT8 telescope that has 48x magnification and the primary mirror is 203mm. It has a crayford focuser that accepts 2" eyepieces and 1.25" eyepieces with adapter. It came with a 25mm Sirius Plossl and 1.25" barrel diameter. It also came with an …

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A Few Helpful Hints On How To Build a Telescope

The typical reflecting telescope comes in many different forms, and you can distinguish between commercially made telescopes and those that are the product of amateur telescope making. No doubt, the commercially made telescopes have some of the best optics available, but the need to make …

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Telescope Focuser

For the budding stargazer, the most important instrument in his inventory should be a telescope. Once this debate is resolved, the next question is where to source this all important instrument from. You can work from scratch, buy all the raw material required, and build your own telescope, or you can take the …

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Telescope Mount

Telescope Mount

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The Getty Villa Malibu

After 8 years and $275 million, the magnificent Getty Villa is receiving guests again. A ticket is still one of the most sought-after items in the city. Built in 1974 on the edge of a Malibu Bluff with dazzling views of the …

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