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    I have a Skywatcher Dobsonian and am looking at laser collimators. I am considering a Farpoint. What do you guys use?

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    Default Re: Need Laser Collimator

    https://www.highpointscientific.com/...llimator-05691
    These are fairly common style and work well. I use a similar one for checking alignments on refractor focusers.
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    Default Re: Need Laser Collimator

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    https://www.highpointscientific.com/...llimator-05691
    These are fairly common style and work well. I use a similar one for checking alignments on refractor focusers.
    Sounds great! Are they easy to use?

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    Default Re: Need Laser Collimator

    You will have to check the collimation of it when it arrives (making sure the beam is actually pointing in the right spot) but you just turn it on and adjust the mirror if the beam is not at center of the target.
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    Default Re: Need Laser Collimator

    Thank you Gabby76 and also Philip! You guys have been very helpful!

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    Default Re: Need Laser Collimator

    I have one of these although I prefer to use a cheshire and since Gabby's link is to High Point so is mine

    https://www.highpointscientific.com/...ith-cross-hair

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