13750Re: [tmboptical] Re: Poor Seeing
- Feb 3, 2004
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From: "marketparticipant" <marketparticipant@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 12:24 PM
Subject: [tmboptical] Re: Poor Seeing
> Sometimes the best source of real-time, raw data is taking your own
> small refractor on a alt-az mount outside for a quick peek...
> It's so rare that the seeing is really good. It makes sense to have
> a good understanding of the weather - something I need to read up on.
I have a 90mm f/10 doublet refractor that I rebuilt a few years ago. It now has a
collimatable cell, better baffling, a 2" focuser, and all aligned properly--- it actually
performs quite well, sharpness, contrast and even color-wise, it's a honey. I usually put
it on a CI-700 mount--- a bit of a lug, but I could also put it on an el cheapo GEM I
still have around, just for that purpose! :) Hmmm.
If things don't look good (or just barely), then I haven't invested a lot of work, but can
still get some pretty nice views. And if the view is shockingly good, it won't but take a
moment to run in and get one of my "real" telescopes.
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