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  1. My little monster 625 mm
  2. franken collimator, it's alive!
  3. A very custom lens, how to select?
  4. DIY Image Intensifier for Telescopes
  5. Adapting counterweights
  6. Easiest DIY Case Yet!
  7. A Dumpster Lens . . . Will it Make a Telescope?
  8. Bath interferogram ideas
  9. Has anyone on AF built a Mirror-o-Matic (M-O-M)?
  10. Problem solved!
  11. Evolution of DIY Finders (part II)
  12. Replaced foam for EP cases - found $3 case!
  13. Building a dobsonian mount
  14. custom mod,rigel on sct crayford
  15. Star Testing a Telescope
  16. Suggestions on making my own reflector/Dobsonian telescope
  17. New to Astronomy: Question and what the Keck !
  18. DIY Spider
  19. Homemade eyepieces.....
  20. Building a finder from binocular parts
  21. Length of refractor tube
  22. Type of lens needed for refractor
  23. Why lower the aperture?
  24. Focuser location & focal point location
  25. Cable rj-12 / rs232
  26. Help identifying missing piece
  27. guidescope plate
  28. diy 3d print bahtinov mask
  29. Liquid mirror
  30. Buidling a wooden tripod.
  31. unconventional 20''
  32. my travel 10'' dobson in a laptop bag
  33. Distortion Free Newtonian
  34. What size is thread in drawtube of Explore Scientific 2inch RP focuser?
  35. Laser assisted polar alignment on the equator
  36. APPS polar Alignment
  37. new 10inch parabolic mirror
  38. DIY Dew Heater Version #1 Failure - Need Advice!
  39. DIY Dew Controller
  40. What mirror to grind?
  41. DIY TEC cooler for ZWO CMOS camera
  42. Modular counterweight
  43. Want to build a refractor?
  44. I want to add degrees to my dob telescope
  45. doing another mirror -- 10 inch for astrophotography project
  46. Wanted Spider Mount 8" 231 mm tube
  47. Dew heater band diy
  48. How I set up my battery box.
  49. Modifying a Dual Axis Motor controller
  50. D.I.Y telescope items, any use to anyone?
  51. About two products that can do a real mirror surface
  52. Zhumell Z12 on a Wedge?!
  53. DIY Guide Scope
  54. Anyone did try some protective coatings against oxidations over the silver surface ?
  55. Were I can find the formula to calculate the primary focal for a ready made maksutov
  56. DIY Pier from the scrap pile
  57. How much it could worth ?
  58. Using power tools for mirror making.
  59. DIY wooden case for scope?
  60. Home assembled 6" F5 Newt
  61. Focuser for 6" F5 Newt.
  62. Build - A 12" Dobsonian with OnStep control
  63. Binocular build.
  64. Positioning of mirror, recommended books?
  65. Power supply for complete rig
  66. Grinding tin mirror without a tool.
  67. 3D Printing Astronomy Equipment
  68. Making a Galilean Telescope....
  69. Inexpensive replacement Telrad base plate screw
  70. Possibly interesting observation regarding lighting choice
  71. Captive connectors for making truss systems
  72. Lens cell - is it suitable for telescope?
  73. EXOS Nano with barndoor drive
  74. Substitute for expencive telescope mirrors.
  75. DIY Dobsonian for Astromaster 130
  76. Powerbox project
  77. Good and bad news about my compact mount
  78. Idea: mini-telrad?
  79. Clamp for collapsible truss
  80. Attempting DIY focal reducer for SCT
  81. Disassembly of a ED refractor
  82. Power socket mod heq5
  83. Meade field tripod leg replacement and/or modification?
  84. need some balancing information for special system
  85. Regulated or switched power supply?
  86. The Eagleheaf Design/Build Thread: A 10" f/5 DIY Dobsonian
  87. Negative coma
  88. DIY *portable* EQ tracking mount for astrophotograhy
  89. [Easy!] Attaching a GSO 10:1 Newt focuser to C925, C11, C14
  90. Dobsonian-How to choose mirror size
  91. P-Mount Build (plywood)
  92. Possibly going to push an Observatory and more for my City
  93. Barn Door Tracker
  94. A semi-permanent pier
  95. Diy Dewalt drill case as eyepiece / accessories carry case
  96. DIY telescope
  97. Equatorial pipe mount
  98. Latitude-mod
  99. Box for EQ6 mount - reclaiming bits and pieces
  100. Surplus Shed Objectives - 5" and 6".
  101. Compact mount for astrophotography
  102. Need help with gearing for my 8 inch zummel telescope.
  103. Need help making a eq1 RA-only autoguider
  104. Rocker box not square.
  105. 3D Printed Hartmann Mask for Astromaster 130eq
  106. $10 ETX tripod adapter
  107. Leveling a Non-adjustable Tripod
  108. DIY Counterweight
  109. cheap & effective autoguiding setup DYI
  110. Small homemade battery box
  111. My motorised focuser for Astromaster 130
  112. Received my electroluminans-panel today
  113. My DIY light panel for flats
  114. DIY EQ fork mount, using OnStep for guiding, feasability question
  115. How to gently clean a real dusty mirror
  116. Inexpensive 127mm achromatic objective to build out
  117. New Dobbie mount for an existing OTA
  118. Power supply for astro imaging
  119. Sourcing a Jones-Bird corrector doublet?
  120. "Junkyard" mini-Mak
  121. Making a compact mount for wide field astrophoto
  122. steel pier with arm
  123. Z12 Setting Circle
  124. A new/ old tool for planetary and double star observing
  125. Neat trip planned next month
  126. Tinkering with my First Telescope
  127. Questions about telescope making
  128. Building my first telescope, a build log. Please cretique!
  129. High Visibility Paint
  130. make an eyepiece holder for leica 77
  131. Making a telescope case.
  132. A couple more up grades
  133. Finally bought a new focuser to replace on the Coulter Odyssey Compact
  134. I want/need a manual for building a telescope
  135. Help needed for re-constructing my 8 inch F/2.9 Newtonian?!
  136. Transforming an old Coulter Odyssey Compact 10.1
  137. My "new" solar scope
  138. AZ mounting board
  139. Crayford focuser single speed to dual speed.
  140. Solar telescope ideas
  141. Ioptron tri-pier column adapter for mounting USB hub
  142. My 3" Copyscope
  143. Truss telescope design questions
  144. SE Scotland Members - Lathe needed
  145. What lens should I buy
  146. Mirror cell manufactured by? Use or replace?
  147. old mirrors how to fix/refurbish
  148. fixing goto scopes or convert to manual AZ mounts?
  149. Beginner in need of help:
  150. Dobsonian mount for my 114az
  151. Under construction: a 65mm f/10 reflector
  152. Open source remote controlled flip Bahtinov mask and lamp
  153. Design Ideas from newbie, comments wanted
  154. Mirror materials, why not stainless steel?
  155. 9 Micron Fiber Optic Artificial Star
  156. Mirrors or diagonals for more comfortable viewing through Binocs?
  157. DIY solar mylar photography filters
  158. Has anyone tried using achromatic close-up lens for a camera as a finder or objective
  159. What size sonotube is supposed to be used for an 8in mirror?
  160. cross hair eyepiece ?
  161. barn door tracker motor controller
  162. 2nd mirror cell thread
  163. John Dobson how-to
  164. 6in Dall-Kirkham
  165. Homemade pier
  166. 3D printed Tri-Bahtinov mask
  167. Diy solar filter
  168. DIY solar filter
  169. Extra 6in Mirror Kit and what to do with it
  170. Optical tube length
  171. Dob mount for coulter 13.1
  172. anyone using their own DIY guide camera based on.....
  173. 16.5" f3.5 dob build
  174. Homemade Dobsonian 8 inch
  175. 10 inch f5 or so I am told mirror gift
  176. Questions on sub-diameter tile tools
  177. Steampunking my SCT - a slow evolution
  178. Feet for a dob base
  179. Adjustable bearings
  180. First Test - Even Lower Cost Mk2 Dual Axis Autoguider
  181. Optimizing an off-axis reflector system?
  182. Slow motion
  183. Stepper motors...
  184. Tricking up rigidity on a DIY wedge
  185. DSLR Cool Box Testing
  186. ATM Workshop
  187. My $1 scope case (well, sorta $1...)
  188. Video How To - Skywatcher NEQ6 Rowan Astronomy Belt Modification
  189. DSLR Cool Box, I gave in...
  190. Does anyone make or machine precision worm gears?
  191. DIY 1.25" Coma Corrector
  192. pitch lap
  193. DIY Low Cost EQ2 Guiding
  194. EQ6 Polar Scope dimenshions...
  195. Telrad power
  196. 16" mirror grinding problem
  197. barn door tracker
  198. I'm planning building an EQ platform
  199. EP from old Minolta camera lens
  200. Lightweight tubing for a newt ?
  201. eq1 RA-only autoguider
  202. Alternative to the Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Adapter
  203. Old camera lens on FUJIFILM X-A1
  204. My automated focuser project
  205. Installing auto focuser on Orion 8" f4 newt astrograph
  206. Homemade anti vibration pads
  207. Cheap and dirty Dob EQ Platform - it works!
  208. Integrated Filter Slide/Wheel
  209. The Plagiarized Bin Bashed Bino Beam
  210. 11-inch Ultima alt. brake repair
  211. Telrad Frost Control
  212. Threaded inserts... how too?
  213. Building a German Equatorial Mount
  214. Basket Case Atlas...Time to overhaul
  215. Waiting on the new 9.25" SCT so I rolled some aluminum
  216. Can I chuck a blue-sky thought to you diyers
  217. Made me a tripod dolly
  218. Looking for Celestron part: altitude lock clamp for old 11" SCT
  219. Sketching station (aka "The pilot kneeboard sketching tools holder thing")
  220. Counterweights...
  221. Truss Pole Covering
  222. Who has made their own shroud?
  223. Home maid variable aperture stop...
  224. Vixen dovetail, patent?
  225. What determines when a prism reflect or disperses
  226. Will a mirror or a prism to help my son see better.
  227. How to remove sheared bolt
  228. Replacement motor board for DS
  229. Functional Steampunk glasses-mounted telescope
  230. making worm gears
  231. Shortening A Draw Tube
  232. DIY Viewing Hood (aka Über Hoodie)
  233. TwinStar 150-1400 F9.3 Focuser Upgrade Build Log
  234. All terrain port-o-dob
  235. DIY digital setting circles
  236. How Do You Organize
  237. A problem of Balance
  238. QSI 12 volt power cable
  239. Single lens for DIY refractors
  240. 6" f/6 design
  241. Help with Figuring!
  242. Twilight I eyepiece tray
  243. DIY Orion Atlas ALt/AZ Knobs
  244. DIY Electric Motor Focuser
  245. DIY Scope Cart / Scope Buggy
  246. DIY mount for riflescope as a finderscope
  247. Green Laser Pointer and DIY Explore Scientific Mount
  248. DIY Dobsonian mount for a 114mm reflector
  249. $15 DIY rails for SCT, but not without major issues.
  250. O-ring size - TPO 6" f/9 Richey-Chretien OTA