Telescopes

Review of TS APO65Q f/6.5 Quadruplet Astrograph

I have recently tested a TS APO65Q 65mm Flatfield Astrograph, thanks to Zoltan at 365 Astronomy.  I’ve previously had a little experience of a Doublet Refractor (Achromatic) of a similar size, but was interested to test this Scope as it is built with 4 elements, being a Triplet Apochromatic Refractor with a built in Field Flattener which makes it a Quadruplet.… Read more »

Skychart-Now

High quality prints of infographic posters. The Sun and the planets of our solar system + MOON! Zoltan’s friend Peter Vizi from Hungary came up with this idea that we would be happy to share with you here… The Astro infographic project has the ultimate goal of getting the people closer to astronomy in a social way.… Read more »

How to Collimate an RC – the Williamson Method

Many of you, Ritchey-Chretien owners would confirm that aligning an RC is not always the biggest fun. One of our customers. Peter Williamson provided a great and comparatively simple method to align an RC. He used it on an 8″ RC, but read on and you will see that he also added few notes for larger RCs… “Hi Lads, As you have all pointed out, collimating the cheaper RCs, with the focuser attached to the Primary mirror cell, ain`t easy.… Read more »

Eagle3 Advanced

CABLE GUYNow that you have integrated your Eagle3 with your rig as a physical mounting component and tested it a few times, it is a very good idea to check all the fixings for movement and especially check and tighten any bolts, nuts, screws etc which can easily settle and wriggle loose.If you haven’t tackled it yet, after this initial succesful testing phase is proved satisfactory then sensible cable management may take place.… Read more »