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  • Astronomik Filters Now Available at Telescopes Canada!

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    Astronomik Filters Now Available at Telescopes Canada!
    We're happy to welcome Astronomik filters to our product catalog - check them out! Astronomik Filters

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  • Setting up and Reviewing the QHYCCD PoleMaster on a CRUX Mount

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    Setting up and Reviewing the QHYCCD PoleMaster on a CRUX Mount
    The QHYCCD PoleMaster is mentioned frequently everywhere astronomers are to be found in the last 2 to 3 years.  It has been called everything from handy to revolutionary in making polar alignment much less of a onerous task for many astronomers, especially the ones performing DSO imaging, and even more so for astronomers that don't have a permanently mounted scope.  After settings up a new concrete pier and planning to attend StarFest with my scope on a tripod (August 22-26 in Ontario, Canada, in a reasonably close by dark Bortle class 4...

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  • Constructing a Concrete Telescope Pier for Astrophotography - Part 2

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    Constructing a Concrete Telescope Pier for Astrophotography - Part 2
    Constructing a Concrete Telescope Pier for Astrophotography - Part 2 Click here for Part 1 Digging in the Dirt Let's get started on the pier now!  You should have a pier plate on hand at this point for positioning the threaded rods in the pier - my past piers has mostly held a venerable EQ-6 with aluminum pier plate, machined at a local shop.  It's pretty straightforward to pick up a round piece of aluminum from a metals dealer and have it milled and drilled to your specifications, or there are plenty...

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