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



Dave,
    What's the problem?  I said I completely agreed with you.
Clear skies,  Sue
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Mitsky <djm28@psu.edu>
>Sue and Alan French wrote:
>>     I completely agree that long focus instruments can give wonderful
deep
>> sky views as well.  Our 10" f/9.5 Newt and 8" f/11.5 Apo are both
wonderful
>> 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
higher
>> magnifications) >> >Dave
>Sue,
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but did I ever say or imply that a large aperture,
long
>focus instrument was appropriate for large extended objects?  No, what I
said
>was they are perhaps more useful  for observing *small* DSO's than
rich-field or
>small telescopes are.  Can we just let it go at that or must you have the
last
>word? :-)  Remember this all started in response to Penny's assertion that
one
>should not use high magnifications on deep-sky objects.  You most certainly
can
>with the right telescope and appropriately selected objects.
>Dave

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