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12 improvements for a cheap telescope March 6, 2012

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, telescope beginners guide.
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12 improvements for a cheap telescope.

I seem to be finding a lot of really useful websites lately that I feel the need to share. I hope you’re finding them as useful as I am.

This site offers several tricks to improving a modest telescope, possibly even making something nearly useless into something useful. A wiggly mount could be the end of  budding interest in astronomy, and a bad finder can make you want to chuck your ‘scope in the trash. Before you do that, take a look at these suggestions. For a few dollars, you might have something you’ll be happy to take to star parties and show off. There is such a thing as bragging rights for bargain fixes. Ask one of the grey-hairs at your local club about using film canisters for camera adapters sometime!

There is one things you should note though: the only fix for bad optics is to get new optics.



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