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Gadgets, Accessories, and Thingies FAQ

Latest Revision: August 23, 2004

Welcome to the GATFAQ! Many amateur astronomers, particularly newcomers, are surprised at the number of accessories and "toys" that can go on a telescope. Even experienced observers have witnessed a large number of changes, like new eyepiece design, different kinds of finders, and special filters that go beyond the "old standbys" of color filters for planetary observing. The GATFAQ is meant to provide a basic overview for some of the commoner kinds of accessories encountered in the hobby today.

DISCLAIMER: All this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge; if there are any omissions or errors, please let me know. This document is intended to be an overview, not the end-all-and-be-all of a given topic. If you want to find out more about a specific gadget, accessory, or thingy, consult the references listed in each section.

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