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    Default Re: Good Collimation How-To Resources



    Just picked up a laser collimation tool today for my 6in newt-ref. Gave it a go tonight and it took a few tries but was able to get a fairly sharp view of Saturn's rings as well as some nearby stars for testing. I have noticed a tiny amount of jitter in my tracking motors, is there anything I can do to reduce this?
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    Default Re: Good Collimation How-To Resources

    Jimmy, I'd start with the tripod. Are you using it with the legs fully collapsed? That's best. Any chance of the tripod tips being on other than a good vibration free surface? And, many have good results from hanging a one gallon water/milk bottle from the underside of the mount. Try these and let us know how it goes.

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