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  • #13920
    Colin Graves
    Participant

    I’m looking at lasers to aid in collimating my 8 inch dob.

    Any recommendations welcomed.

    My focuser accepts 1.25 and 2 inch.

    Thank you in advance.

    #13924
    darkskyjim
    Participant

    the Orion Lasermate deluxe works well or the Howie Glatter if you want to spend the big bucks. i have both if you just need to borrow them? jim

    #13927
    Colin Graves
    Participant

    Jim, I’ve been just using the collimation cap that came with my scope, it appears to my untrained eye that it’s pretty darn close. It would be nice to check it with a laser. Im in Red Wing , but would be willing to travel to get some training on the use of the laser. Is that something you would be interested in helping me with.

    Colin

    #13933
    darkskyjim
    Participant

    no, i just have the tools and not so good at collimating. next public event we have you could bring your telescope and someone could help you, particularly if Randy our prez is there.

    #13934
    Colin Graves
    Participant

    Yeah, I was going to go to the last meeting but it didn’t work out. I’ll wait till I can bring it to an event. Thank you.

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