Thread: 1st Collimator?
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Old 29-05-2020, 11:53 PM
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barx1963 (Malcolm)
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Regardless which tools you buy, the important thing with collimation is not to be intimidated by it.
Watch carefully how much time you spend doing it. You read about people spending heaps of time to get it just right, but it is all about diminishing returns. Spend 10-15 minutes then stop. Use your scope, it it is drastically wrong and you can see it, by all means go back and do it again, but if views are good, just enjoy them. Each time you collimate you get a bit better and quicker and soon it will only take a couple of minutes.
Then if you want, do some research and learn to hyper tune it if you want (but realistically, on an 8" dob, probably not going to make a lot of difference!)

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