Steady steady seeing
by Kevin Schuerman
I was conducting an experiment to determine eyepiece focus requirements for
the 10" Mak-Newt I'm building. I was using the Moon as a target and ran
through everything from a 35mm Panoptic to a 2.8mm Tak Ortho. The Moon was
lookin' pretty steady. By the time I got to Mars (at about 2am) it was
sharper than last night, but not by much. I then went back to the Moon --
WOW!!! I have never seen anything so sharp and steady in my life. The
finest little details were very visible from limb to terminator. Although
I enjoy the solitude of observing by myself, I was hoping that someone,
anyone would be walking by at 3am so that I could show them the Moon. I
finally had to stop looking as I was running out of superlatives.
A near-religious experience.
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