Re: Laptops in the field (was Re: (IAAC) Re: Uranometria)

I agree with your motto. I try to plan in advance and set up a folding table 
near my scope. Charts and other stuff on top (along with something to cover 
them to reduce  effects of dew). 
With regards to computers at the scope - that is only a problem at the Moore 
Observatory. The screen doesn't face the computer, but they haven't reduced 
the glare which ruins dark adaption at the lowest setting. On the otherhand 
having the computer run the scope automatically makes it possible to enjoy 
observing the object rather than finding it. I don't mind being lazy and 
letting the scope do the work!
Alan G.
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