collimate


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collimate

[′käl·ə‚māt]
(physics)
To render parallel to a certain line or direction; paths of electrons in a flooding beam, or paths of various rays of a scanning beam are collimated to cause them to become more nearly parallel as they approach the storage assembly of a storage tube.
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95) is a convenient tool to help you collimate your telescope optics without taking up precious dark-sky observing time.
The objective cell is user-adjustable, should you ever need to collimate the optics yourself.
The collimator's 45[degrees] faceplate viewer is laser engraved with a targeting grid that's easily seen from the rear of your Newt, allowing you to collimate your optics without repeated trips back to the focuser.
To collimate your scope properly, you have to be able to tilt, rotate, and move the diagonal mirror back and forth along the scope's optical axis.