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collimate

Etymology: L, collineare, to align
to make parallel.

col·li·mate

(kol'i-māt)
To make parallel.
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Collimating a Schmidt-Cassegrain sounds tedious, but it gets easier with practice and the payoff is huge.
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.
If you're collimating a Schmidt-Cassegrain, you can probably do the necessary adjustments to the secondary mirror yourself.
For collimating or shutdown of synchrotron radiation at 10 in the planning stage beamlines at DESY 24 piece drive unit requires two absorber jaws controlled drive to the photon beam.
Aperture-defined collimating devices serve this purpose, but the manual switching of aperture sizes slows the research process.
I've been building and using telescopes for more than three decades, and I know from experience that collimating a Newtonian reflector is easy.
The combination of fiber coupled lasers, common collimating components, and UV focusing objectives create a very modular, cost-effective solution for confocal microscopy.
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.