Re: [tmboptical] Re: TMB Semi Apo Telescopes, are there any?
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From: "ronbee77" <ronby@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:36 PM
Subject: [tmboptical] Re: TMB Semi Apo Telescopes, are there any?
> Indeed, it should! But here's my personal take on the matter. I'm
> one of those of don't like long refractor ;-). Harder to mount,
> harder to transport, harder to have a stable view, constricted field
> of view at low power.
Color me strange, but I've always loved a long tube, refractor or reflector. Once past
the transport and set-up headaches (or getting one permanently mounted), in actual use,
there is something enchanting about wielding a big, long tube, swinging it across the sky
and sighting along its length.
It must bring back fond memories of being in the big observatories! :)
- Hi Wayne,
Swinging that big tube. . . .Brings back memories of the three years spent with the 8" Clark on the Tropic of Capricorn and the several vists to the 40" Clark where, as an aside, I met my wife. . . .
Dead Streetlights=Clear Skies