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Re: (IAAC) Re: Limiting Magnitude and altitude



Hi Lew Gramer;
I must agree with you about the air depth above the observing site only being one of the limiting factors and not necessarily the dominant one.
I have recently been observing at a near pristine site on the land side of Albemarle sound at sea level in North Carolina. I have repeatedly seen naked eye limiting magnitude less than <7.0 and sub arc seeing. This is extremely good for these 64yr old eyes. These are some of the best skies I have ever experienced including some time in the desert Southwest and lots 0f time in the NC and VA mountains.
Keep up the excellent commentaries. I enjoy reading of your work.
Regards and Clear Skies,
Jim Anderson
(The Maniacal Engineer)
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> From: Lew Gramer <dedalus@latrade.com>
> Date: 2001/03/20 Tue PM 02:53:31 EST
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>         Lew Gramer (me) <dedalus@alum.mit.edu>
> Subject: (IAAC) Re: Limiting Magnitude and altitude
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> Thanks to everyone who has so far shared their experiences as well as their
> knowledge, on this topic. I find it a very interesting thread - not to mention
> 
> Clear (and contrasty!) skies to all,
> Lew Gramer
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