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Collimating prisms
« on: December 26, 2012, 06:26:30 PM »
Does anyone have any experience in collimating prisms?
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Re: Collimating prisms
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 07:34:55 PM »
What, you mean as in a telescope? Or as in a laser?
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Re: Collimating prisms
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 08:15:35 PM »
What, you mean as in a telescope? Or as in a laser?

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Re: Collimating prisms
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 08:59:54 PM »
I've collimated my telescope, a reflector, but that is somewhat easier[1]  by the look of it, as there is a collimation eyepiece available and lots of wing nuts to twiddle easily. Good luck with the binoculars.
 1. I say it was easier but it must have taken me a couple of hours
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Re: Collimating prisms
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 09:51:45 PM »
A couple of hours for something that is easier?

I think I shall buy new binoculars instead. Maybe give the bad pair to the kid for physics class.

Besides, I think the mounts are broken and I may find myself constantly re-collimating.
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Re: Collimating prisms
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 10:14:58 PM »
Probably a wise move - I once took a pair of binoculars to pieces - they were never the same again. : (

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