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Joel Weinstein

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help collimating 8" Newtonian
« on: February 24, 2021, 09:18:30 PM »
I just acquired an Orion 8  newtonian reflector and Im having a hard time getting it collimated. Orion tech-support has not been able to help me. Its understandably difficult over the phone. Does anyone in the group have a similar instrument and would be willing to help me collimate this device?
Thanks very much.
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Sean McDonald

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Re: help collimating 8" Newtonian
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 07:36:24 AM »
Hi Joel,
I'm open to assisting...
give me a call
Sean
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Ed McDonough

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Re: help collimating 8" Newtonian
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 08:58:17 AM »
I also found this article on the Celestron website. I'm sure it would apply to Orion Newtonians as well.

https://www.celestron.com/blogs/knowledgebase/how-do-i-collimate-my-newtonian-aligning-the-mirrors-in-daylight

Looks like this tool is helpful and is part of the process:

https://www.celestron.com/products/collimation-eyepiece-125in


Vic Menard

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Re: help collimating 8" Newtonian
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021, 06:01:20 PM »
What tool (or tools) are you using?
If you can't get your collimation sorted out, I can also help...