The Mak has a very different light path than a Newtonian. In a Newtonian, light enters from the top of the tube, reflects off of a primary parabolic mirror at the bottom of the tube, concentrating the light to a single point. Before it gets to that single point, the light reflects off of a […]Read more "December 4, 2014: History of My Astronomizing, Part 2 – Getting the Mak"
Having bought a brand new Celestron NexStar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope just about a month ago, I thought it would be a good idea to start keeping a blog about not only my observations but also the upgrades I’ll be making to my scope . This first post is probably going to be much, much longer than others, […]Read more "December 3, 2014 – Welcome to My Astro Blog! History of My Astronomizing, Part 1"