Re: (IAAC) FWD: What should I buy? (rich field scopes)
What's the problem? I said I completely agreed with you.
Clear skies, Sue
From: Dave Mitsky <email@example.com>
>Sue and Alan French wrote:
>> I completely agree that long focus instruments can give wonderful
>> sky views as well. Our 10" f/9.5 Newt and 8" f/11.5 Apo are both
>> deep sky scopes - but not for wide-field objects.
>> Clear skies, Sue
>> >What I was trying to do was to make the point that as much deep-sky
>> observing can be done with large aperture,long focus instruments (at
>> magnifications) >> >Dave
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but did I ever say or imply that a large aperture,
>focus instrument was appropriate for large extended objects? No, what I
>was they are perhaps more useful for observing *small* DSO's than
>small telescopes are. Can we just let it go at that or must you have the
>word? :-) Remember this all started in response to Penny's assertion that
>should not use high magnifications on deep-sky objects. You most certainly
>with the right telescope and appropriately selected objects.