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Absolutely. You are looking for a binocular eyepiece, or a binocular viewer. Most of them require you to insert two matching ocular eyepieces, so it can be fairly expensive. Most major telescope eyepiece manufacturers sell them. I'm not sure what the rules are for mentioning brand names, but a quick google for 'telescope binocular viewer' will turn up ...


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Szymanek says he took some of his Flickr images with a GSO 10" Ritchey-Chrétien telescope. At least one third party offers these with Altair Astro branding and says the tube is made of carbon fiber. The Ritchey-Chrétien design is a Cassegrain with hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. It minimizes coma and spherical aberration at the expense of field ...


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I saw this link earlier and remembered you were looking for a telescope. This web site is titled 'Telescopes 101'. It has pictures of the insides of Refracting, Reflecting, and Catadioptric telescopes. It also lists other things you may need to know before buying a telescope. The web site, as you'll see when you visit the site, was on the Astronomy.com web ...


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I have an old Focal refractor telescope that KMart sold back in the late 1970s. It has a 600mm focal length and a 50mm diameter. The only eyepiece it has is a 12mm. I can see Saturn's rings with it and can see tiny spots that are the brighter moons. I made an adapter for a webcam for this telescope, and made a picture of Saturn with the scope and camera: ...


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Large binoculars are already enough. If you have some at home, try them. At our recent public outreach event, we had a 20x magnification on them. You need a relatively heavy mount though, or at least have an attachable weight to a tripod. This is needed in order to damp shaking of your mount, which can severely impact the viewing experience. It would be ...


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Most general purpose observatories release the data taken on their facilities after the expiration of the proprietary period (this is the time, typically 12-18 months, where the data is only available to the proposers for the telescope time so they can work on it without being "scooped"). "Focused telescopes" in the sense of those that are performing surveys ...


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Video Astronomy or as some refer to it as Live or Near Live Viewing is a growing field of interest that lies between traditional viewing with an eyepiece and Astro Photography. Eyepieces are substituted with cameras and the viewing is done on a screen. In general the cameras are more sensitive than the eye and often reveal more detail and color. That ...


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Pervomaisk Machine-Building Plant. Portable tripod. Price: 4 rubles 20 kopecks. Portable tripod is designed for lightweight movie cameras and cameras for various kinds of shooting. Spotting scope. Model ZRT-460. Characteristics: https://market.yandex.ru/product--zritelnaia-truba-komz-zrt-460/7084940/spec


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