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Guan Sheng Optical


Collimating the GSO RC12-A

There are some excellent resources to help with this task, many forums on IceInSpace and CloudyNights.  Step 1 should be done in daylight - it's easier, the rest do not matter so much as long as you get the collimation close to spot on using a Takahashi collimating scope:  http://www.dosborne-astroimages.co.uk/equip_image/collimation_article.htm The Takahashi Collimating Scope Coupled [...] Read More



Guan Sheng Optical, 12″ Carbon Fibre Truss Tube Ritchey-Chrétien

The Keck and the VLT observatories both use Ritchey-Chretien (RC) design telescopes.  While SkySlab is no Keck or VLT, for astrophotography the GSO RC12-A will produce good quality pictures.  It's a large aperture light telescope used by a high percentage of the amateur astrophotography population.  One has been sourced for SkySlab from Bintel in Sydney, [...] Read More


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