Thread: 1st Collimator?
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Old 26-05-2020, 06:14 PM
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The Farpoint kit has everything you need; you only need to apply the included stickers if your primary mirror doesn't already have a centre spot marked.

Irrespective, if your primary centre spot isn't marked, you will need to mark it anyway in order to collimate it. Check your primary, if it already has centre spot marked (usually a circular design in the centre of the mirror of some sort) then, you won't need to stick anything more to it.

If you don't wish to spend that much on collimating kit, check out this online shop run by one of our forum members. They have a laser collimator for about $55 & a cheshire eyepiece for about $37.

There are also plenty of other reputable Australian astro shops such as Sirius Optics, Astro Anarchy, Andrews Communications, Sidereal Trading to name but a few...

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