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Re: (IAAC) FWD: What should I buy? (rich field scopes)



Thanks for your comments, Yann - and I agree with your points. The only 
addition I would make is that we should ALL keep an empirical attitude when it 
comes to instruments, magnifications, filters, etc.: the ideal system is 
whatever one gives *you* the best view of this particular object, on this 
particular night. And experimentation will almost always be necessary to find 
that ideal system!
That's why it's so important to spend real time with each object you observe: 
try different views, powers, filters, techniques. And LOG WHAT YOU SEE - so you 
(and others) can learn from your experimentation. :)
>Every one (and I am no exception!) thinks he/she ...
>owns the best telescope in the world
Well, I almost agree! I actually think I have the best scope for my needs, *for 
the money*. But with even a little more disposable income, there are many 
changes I'd make: and with enough scratch, I'd jump to a new, different 
instrument in a flash. Wouldn't we all? :)
PS: By the way, the Al Nagler article Dave mentioned is GREAT:
  http://www.rahul.net/resource/regular/products/tele-vue-optics/pg5.htm
Clear skies all,
Lew

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