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Diagonals
By MARK PAJOR 2/15/2005
Which one, how to pick, does it matter

CI-700 Adjustable legs
By Jim Fusco 2/13/2005
Make your CI-700 tripod adjustable for under $25.00

Go-to or Not To Go-To, That is the question
By Ed Moreno 1/22/2005
The opinion of a long-time astronomer…

Messier’s Open Clusters in Urban Skies
By Blair Slayton 1/17/2005
Even an 80mm telescope can enjoy these

Orion's 120mm Telescope Setups
By Blair Slayton 12/27/2004
Do you like laying on the ground to look through your scope?

Nebulous Categories
By Norman Sperling 12/22/2004
A little History and a discussion of Deep Space Phenomena and Scientific Classification By Norm Sperling. Excerpted with permission from his book “What Your Astronomy Textbook Won’t Tell You” copyright (c) 2002

Holiday Astronomical targets for beginners
By Ed Moreno 12/16/2004
How to avoid new-telescope frustrations and disappointment

Manually Guided DSLR Astrophotography
By Ivan Ong 12/2/2004
Intersted in using your DSLR for astrophotography? Here are some useful hints to start you off.

150' USB and RS232 Extensions
By Darrell Fichtl 12/2/2004
So you want to remote your telescope?

Drift Testing to Determine Your Eyepiece's True Field of View
By Herbert Kraus 11/27/2004
To calculate an eyepiece's true field of view you need to know the diameter of its field stop, but most manufacturer's don't furnish that specification. Here's how to use the drift test method instead.

How to Catch an Aurora
By Michael Covington 11/25/2004
Author, Astrophotography for the Amateur

How to Subtract Dark Frames with Photoshop, Photoshop LE, or Photoshop Elements
By Michael Covington 11/25/2004
Michael A. Covington is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur

Making sense of scope reviews
By Mark Rieck 10/16/2004
Ever end up being more confused about a scope decision after you read all the articles than you were before you read them?

The 5 things it has taken me half my life to learn about viewing the sky
By Steve Coe 10/2/2004
Steve Coe is the Vice President of the Saguaro Astronomy Club in Phoenix, Arizona. He has written a book, Deep Sky Observing-The Astronomical Tourist....

A Stellar experience at New Mexico skies
By Murray Carlson 9/29/2004
As an amateur astronomer I have a lot in common with thousands of others in my hobby around the world. The common struggle to achieve the best equipment, training and clear skies combined with the free time to enjoy it all is a major challenge. All of these problems evaporated with a wonderful week spent with Lynn and Mike at New Mexico Skies.

Aperture vs. Light Pollution
By Ed Moreno 9/23/2004
City/Suburban Observing and how misleading marketing materials might disappoint beginning astronomers.

Mounting a 50mm Barska RDF on the ETX90
By Don Carner 9/9/2004
Or "How to mount the biggest RDF on a small OTA"

Mold Your Own Anti-Vibration Pads
By scott mathews 9/8/2004
You could re-caulk the shower today, or...

Wild Card 006.1 "The Great Free Blanks Contest, PLUS!"
By Rick Shaffer 8/10/2004
Want some free Pyrex blanks? Then read this column to find out what kinda telescope you gotta promise to make with them!"

Wild Card 005.1 “John Kraus Passes On” PLUS “More on Achromats vs. Apos”
By Rick Shaffer 7/26/2004
Again, two topics for the price of one - plus a contest announcement!

Losmandy Titan Tips
By Robert Allevo 7/23/2004
If you own a Titan mount, you'll want to read this article...

DOB UPGRADE to a DSO "PUSH-TO"
By larry stange 7/21/2004
Unless skilled at Star hopping, finding DSO's can be rather hard with a basic Dob platform. Using a modified mouse on each of the Azimuth & Elevation axis, both can be coordinated together to indicate actual pointing of your Dob in an Astronomy program such as Skyglobe.

Wild Card 005 “Is There Any Other Way to Get Apo-Performance on an Achro-Budget?”
By Rick Shaffer 7/18/2004
Anyone who can afford one has an apochromatic refractor. And almost no one who has one wants to get rid of an apo. But no everyone would pic an apo over getting junior those braces he needs. Telescope designer Rick Shaffer presents some alternatives.

Collimation of Laser Collimators
By Floyd Blue 7/8/2004
Here is a project for an afternoon for those who want to take their collimation to another level. For those who dare to go where others fear to tread.

Wild Card 003.1 About the System(?) Strehl Ratio
By Rick Shaffer 6/27/2004
Telescope designer Rick Shaffer sharpens up his pencil and points out how you can use the Strehl Ratio as a way of analyzing the perfomance of an entire optical system.

AstroPro JMI Wheely Bar Stability Modification Project
By Paul Atkinson 6/23/2004
If You Use Wheely Bars...You'll Love This Simple Modification!

From a newbie to a newbie
By John A. Maher 6/23/2004
Before you buy

LX90 will stay aligned for two weeks
By ray tomlin 6/21/2004
Why don't they tell us this stuff!

Regreasing the Giro mount
By Oldfield SO 6/18/2004
Your Giro becomes less smooth than before? Read on to see how to fix it.

Matching a CCD Camera to a Telescope
By Jim Burnell 6/18/2004
This article is the first installation in a series of articles about CCD imaging and setting up a CCD imaging system. During the course of the year I travel and speak on CCD imaging and people frequently ask about how to get started and how to choose the components of an imaging system. In this series of articles I will address the most common questions. This first article talks about pixel size.

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