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    Hey all you Dobsters, 'flector fanatics and Newt-nuts

    It's about time we get some great websites in one place, in addition to Don Penzack's great article.

    These are my favorites:

    Joe Lalumia's video (url to be added when I can find it)...And, here it is:
    http://www.archive.org/details/Telescopeman_DOB_2

    Collimating a Newtonian

    Orion Telescopes: How To Collimate an Orion Reflector Telescope

    Uncle Rod's Astro Blog: July 2009
    From 12 July, '09, halfway down the page...

    http://www.astro-baby.com/collimatio...on%20guide.htm

    If you really want to dig deeper:
    Collimation FAQ

    We will add more to this list as suggestions are made and reviewed...

    My favorite piece of advice is collimating a reflector is learning to ride a bicycle; Hard at the very first, then its "cake"...

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    Thanks for the post Bob!

    Would like to add one. This one is a very good 'technical' description with lots of links and a simple guide also. I used it to get a better understanding of the principles in the beginning.

    FAQ about Collimating a Newtonian telescope
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    Thanks for the suggestion, Gordon. Its a great one! If you'll check the links above, I believe that link is already there, just a slightly different wording.

    EDIT: It appears the link originally posted is a more recent version of the one you have. If I'm in error with this, please let me know...Thanks!

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    Looks like your right Bob. Pretty much the same info by the same author.
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    Bob thanks for the links they are always helpful. Here is another one the I have used many times How To Collimate a Newtonian Telescope - The Galactic Fool

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    This might be an addition to the sticky on collimation since the first question should be "Do I need to re-collimate?" To answer this question, a good star test is in order and the following link shows examples of good and bad collimation on planets, the Moon and stars.

    Hope it can be helpful:Thierry Legault - The collimation
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    A good post with crucial information for newbies like me. Thanks.
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    Excellent thread. Was just about to post a couple of questions regarding collimation, but I reckon i'll find my answers here. Cheers!

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    Many thanks for the infos posted here. Exactly what I need to get started on the right footing
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    Great links -- thanks!

    Question: Laser Collimation v. Collimation eyepiece? I don't really know the pro's and con's of each, or which is better, and the links treated them fairly equally. Thanks again
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