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At the Madelyn Helling Library
Community Room
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

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   May 1
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Collimation Can Be Fun!

Lonnie Robinson

Collimation strikes fear in the bravest amateur!  Hopefully, this talk will calm the fear and address many setup issues besides just turning on a laser, from aligning the telescopes focuser, centering and center marking the secondary and primary mirrors, a brief secondary offset discussion, Cheshire collimators, Crosshair collimators, to collimating the laser collimator, artificial star collimation, live star collimation, and webcam collimation.  We will invite everyone to try hands on laser collimation with a 16” Dobsonian, great fun for newcomers and even the experienced telescope user.  A bonus idea, why use three when two will do?

Hope to see you all there, fun is the operative word!

 
 

   Sep 4
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Club Meeting

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   Oct 2
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Club Meeting

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   Nov 6
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Club Meeting

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   Dec 4
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Club Meeting

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