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Optimizing Your Backyard for Astronomy
By John Kulczycki 3/24/2013
Is your astro-haven really just beyond your back door? Why travel miles and hours to a dark site when you could just take a few steps to your backyard and be observing in minutes? (Editor's note: Though this article is listed in the "Beginners" category, there is good value here for advanced observers as well - Ed.)

The Unsung Hero
By Malcolm Bird 9/16/2012
or how to have your cake and eat it too

Barlowed Laser Collimation Made Easy
By Stephen Nolin 7/16/2011

Telrad Knob Modification
By Rex Cox 8/22/2010
Easy do-it-yourself modification

Obsession 25” f/5 – Rebuilding a Classic
By Dave Bonandrini 6/19/2010
Rebuilding an Obsession 25" using modern day techniques and hardware.

Telepod/Gibraltar Quick Release
By Thomas Holst 5/26/2010
Want a quicker, easier way to mount/dismount your TeleVue refractor on a Telepod/Gibraltar head? Read on.

Red LED Dome Light Bulb Conversion
By Thomas Holst 2/27/2010
Tired of losing your night vision every time you open your car door and the bright dome light goes on? Here's a solution.

Versatile 12 volt Red Reading/Writing/Chart Lamp
By Thomas Holst 1/24/2010
Make your own red LED chart lamp out of readily available components. An easy DIY project.

Customizing my ETX-125
By Steve Thornton 11/2/2009
Improving on a classic telescope

Make an Alt-Az Pipe Mount
By Ging-Li Wang 1/30/2009
A classic DIY project for shrinking budgets.

By Bill Prueter 8/29/2008
What instrument has sensitivity for millions of shades of intensity, colors and can negate temporary fluctuations in atmospheric disturbances?

CCD Cameras and Signal to Noise Ratio
By Ron Wodaski 4/19/2008
Can't figure out how long of an exposure to take with your CCD camera? Want to know the real reasons behind how you figure this stuff out? Read on!

No Tape Rigel Quickfinder Second Edition
By Matthew Cecere 2/5/2008

The NEWS@SKY (Space&Science)
By Konstantin Lysenko 11/29/2007
The NEWS@SKY (Space&Science) is a unique opportunity to browse hundreds of scientific and popular science Internet sites without a single mouse click!

Shipping SCTs and Refractors
By Greg Nowell 9/21/2007
SCT correctors and refractors pose similar problems in shipping. Removal the SCT corrector, and the refractor's lens cell, makes shipping easier and more secure.

Disassembly of an SCT: Child's Play
By Greg Nowell 9/13/2007
A pictorial on how to disassemble a c8. Many owners are wary of touching their instruments, but it is sometimes the right thing to do. Watch seven year old Geoffrey show that "even a child can do it" (most of it).

Rebuilding NiCd Rechargable Battery Packs
By Dave Bonandrini 8/29/2007
Save some coin and save the Earth at the same time.

Testing Your Telescope Indoors
By Darren Drake 3/29/2007
Have you ever received a new, prized telescope only to have cloudy skies for what seems to be weeks at a time? Here's a very useful way to occupy that time...

Remake a Aluminum C-11 into a Carbon Fiber beauty
By Jerry Wise 3/16/2007
In an hour or two an Aluminum bodied Celestron can become a Carbon Fiber beauty with all the benefits of CF (along with longer cool down).

Ed's Guide to SCT Collimation
By Ed Moreno 3/8/2007
Painless, and worth the effort....

What’s inside a Meade LX200 14” SCT
By Jerry Wise 1/5/2007
Most of us consider the inside of an expensive telescope sacred ground with factory only admission. I’ve been a little scared of opening one up but the perfect opportunity came along recently.

Size really DOES matter.
By Ed Moreno 11/3/2006
Some advice to consider for your FIRST telescope purchase…

Total New Moon and Planet Imaging with a DOB!
By Jim Ruddy 4/21/2006
Even with no tracking, no EQ mount and an inexpensive P&S digital camera you can start to take basic images of the moon and planets.

Colorful Double Stars for the ST80
By Blair Slayton 9/11/2005
A small scope can see color

Focusing DSLRs - A Secret Technique
By Michael Covington 9/3/2005
Every digital SLR camera in the world has a built-in feature that will enable you to focus perfectly and get pinpoint star images.(Author, Michael A. Covington, is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur and other books.)

How to Improve an Equipment Case
By Michael Covington 9/3/2005
Some of the carrying cases for my equipment used to have an annoying habit - they'd open up all the way... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur and other books.)

How I Check the Weather Before Going Observing
By Michael Covington 9/3/2005
Your local weather forecast won't necessarily tell you whether the sky is good for observing... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur and other books.

Flocking a Celestron 9.25” SCT
By Jay Emirzian 6/18/2005
Here is a couple modifications you can accomplish to your SCT with a little time and effort. The cost is minimal and the results are astounding. Read on......

Reinforced Lapides Teegul Mount
By Jim Brown 5/11/2005
Have you ever wished you could use your Takahashi Teegul mount with those smooth slow motion controls for a medium-large telescope? So did I...

Measuring Astronomical Distances
By Joe DalSanto 2/23/2005
Have you ever wondered how we know the distances to astronomical objects? Here is a brief introduction to the fascinating field of astronomy.

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