too cold for equipment ?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:04 AM
I got my scope two weeks ago and had it out one night, all I could catch were moon and Jupiter glimpses as the clouds passed. Every night since I got it it has either been below zero, cloudy, or snowing - or a combination of all. Is below zero observing hard on a scope? I have an 8" LX90. I am also trying to run it through its paces to see how the pointing accuracy is as I switched out the handboxes, but have been unable to do so due to weather. I only wonder if my accuracy will be affected by the sub zero weather, and a true reading would be better in more favorable weather?
PS - Apologies to all Wis observers for cursing your observing sessions for the last couple weeks due to my purchase
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:09 AM
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:52 PM
I nearly did some severe damage to an LX200 by going out when it was -15°C.
Uh oh - what happened? (besides the fact you were cold as ****)
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:25 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:41 PM
Warm clothings are just as important as a good and exact collimated scope is, when observing in cold climate.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:00 AM
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:55 PM
Love the Homer Icon..
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:19 PM