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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Caption: Collimating the main mirror requires removing a metal plate, then loosening three locking screws with an Allen wrench and turning the collimation screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
First, if you're collimating a Newtonian, you have to make sure your secondary mirror is already correctly positioned.
Contributing editor Gary Seronik has been building and collimating scopes for more than three decades.
Once you've mastered collimation with a simple collimation cap, you can move up to a tool such as the Orion Collimating Telescope Eyepiece from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars.
USUALLY THE MOST frustrating part of collimating a Newtonian reflector is adjusting the secondary (diagonal) mirror.
In our experience, collimating the individual telescopes and aligning them for comfortable two-eyed viewing is simple.
But I found the springs on the collimating screws to be too light, especially for the heavier mirror in the 12-inch scope.