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Farpoint Bahtinov Focus Mask Demonstration:
How to select and fit a focus mask for your telescope:
In 2008, Pavel Bahtinov, a Russian amateur telescope maker and astronomer, published an ingenious new way to easily focus your DSLR camera, webcam or CCD camera for astrophotography. The method is simple, very intuitive, and the device has universally been named after the inventor: The Bahtinov Mask.
Attach your camera to the telescope, center a fairly bright star in your telescope and achieve a rough focus. Then place the mask over the front aperture of your telescope by “hanging” it on the plastic screws from the front dew shield. Take a short exposure. The image of the star will show diffraction spikes. The “center” set will most likely be shifted to one side or the other. This is showing the defocus.
Adjust the focus of your telescope and re-expose the star, once again showing the diffraction spike pattern. Iterate the process until you get the central diffraction spike centered against the star and the other spikes. When you achieve a symmetrical pattern, you have acheived the best possible focus. Remove the mask, center your target object and take your images!
Farpoint manufactures this "lifesaving" astrophotography tool out of virtually indestructible ABS plastic, which comes in two major types and in a range of sizes. The mask pictured below left is a general purpose mask designed to fit refractors and Newtonian telescopes. The mask pictured below right is designed to fit Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Both types of mask are available in a range of sizes to cover your imaging needs.
hLine Micro Mini USB ANT+ Stick for Forerunner 50 FR60 310 405 405CX 410 610
Plug the ANT+ Stick into your computer's USB port and it will automatically receive your activity data when your compatible fitness device is within range. You can transfer your data directly to Garmin Connect™ (a web-based community of Garmin users who track, explore and share activities) or Garmin Training Center (software to analyze activities and create workouts).
Levenhuk Zeno Gem M7 Magnifier is a compact folding device. You can use it not only for detailed examination, but also for paper currency verification. The magnifier has dual illumination: LED is ideal for work in the dark, and ultraviolet is designed for watermark detection.