Re: (IAAC) FWD: What should I buy? (rich field scopes)
> Penny may have mentioned some objects that have their strong points in
>large apertures, but I was referring to objects between 1.50 and 90 across.
>Clear skies, Sue
Yes, I understand that completely. Obviously, some objects are too large in angular size to be viewed as a whole through a large telescope. And some can only be seen in their entirety through just a handful of properly equipped rich-field telescopes. And some can only be seen with binoculars. And a few can only be seen with the naked eye.
But there is another side to the story. I am sure that you are aware that many small galaxies are below the threshold of visibility until they are magnified enough to activate the complex physiological workings of the eye-brain system. A small scope will be unable to supply enough magnification and enough light gathering for this to take place.
O.K., so I lied about my last message being my final word on the matter.