Re: (IAAC) FWD: What should I buy? (rich field scopes)
Steve Coe and Linda Ross wrote:
> I would like to offer a suggestion that might allow you to have
> your cake and eat it too. How about something like a 6" f/6
> scope. That is enough focal length to allow you views of some
> high power detail in planetary nebulae, globulars and solar
> system objects. However, it is of a short enough focal length
> to allow you to fit in the entire North America Neb., Belt of
> Orion, Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, Scutum, etc. etc. with a
> wide field eyepiece.
> I really like my 6" f/6 and have found it an excellent small
> scope that still shows off lots of detail with a 6mm eyepiece.
> My mirror was ground and polished by Pierre Schwaar, a member
> of my club and a genius with a piece of glass. If you are
> interrested, I can get his phone number for you. I know that
> his turn around time is about 3-4 months.
> Hope that helps;
> Steve Coe
Thanks, but I'm not in the market for a telescope. I already own three,
including an Orion ShortTube that gives me a 4 degree f.o.v. I
originally was responding to a message equating deep-sky observing with
low power, fast telescopes - a common telescope myth.