Quote:If you do not live in a dark zone, IMHO you would be throwing money away on a 16 inch vs a 12 inch because of light pollution. I live in CT and went from an 8 to 12 inch and it did NOT make much difference.
Teeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote:Am I wrong, I've always equated a city view thru my 16.5 as about the same as a 4 inch in the dark? Perhaps that's too simplistic.
Quote:Am I wrong, I've always equated a city view thru my 16.5 as about the same as a 4 inch in the dark?
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Living at a dark site, I make scope when I have the inclination. I also do woodworking, cycling and other outdoor activities
Quote:Also, what's with people with big dobs always having smaller cars? It is a trend that I've noticed. It's like the challenge of hauling around a big dob wasn't enough so you want to try to do it with smaller and smaller cars to add to the accomplishment.