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#1 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

Hey,

Are there any low cost field collimators? Can the collimators for telescopes etc be of any use?

I've just been offered what I think is a small Zeiss field collimator for US$500. Saw one on eBay for 1200 Euros (about US$1730) but it may sit for a while.

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Gregg
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:20 AM

Hey,

Are there any low cost field collimators? Can the collimators for telescopes etc be of any use?

I've just been offered what I think is a small Zeiss field collimator for US$500. Saw one on eBay for 1200 Euros (about US$1730) but it may sit for a while.

Cheers
Gregg


There was a guy selling them on Ebay 8 years ago for $175, unfortunately he retired & I missed the last one. The is an explananation of how to build one on the net, thats where I found the link. Google autocollimator
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#3 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:08 AM

There was a guy selling them on Ebay 8 years ago for $175, unfortunately he retired & I missed the last one. The is an explananation of how to build one on the net, thats where I found the link. Google autocollimator



Thanks,
I'll take a look.

Gregg.
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