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Telescope collimation and polar alignment

  • the observatory, Woodrow House Cherry Lane Amersham, England, HP70QG United Kingdom (map)

** Please note, we are currently expecting to hold the practical meeting at the Woodrow Observatory. For further information please refer to member emails.

As the evenings draw in again, it’s time to get some serious observation and photography in! Now is the time to make sure your scope is in good condition and we’ll run through some of the key steps to get the most out of your instrument. But whenever we come to talk about this, we tend to skim past collimations and polar alignment till right at the end. So we’ve decided to make them a topic in their own right. We’ll talk about tools that can be used for this and software solutions too. Plus our regular items – planetary round-up, Cullen Objects and a Book of the Month.