just when we thought we were safe
Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:56 AM
I used a homebuilt 16.5" f/6.5 for many years with a nice lightweight fiberglass ladder and I have a 16" Lightbridge as a more compact and portable companion. The Lightbridge is uber comfortable to use, but there is a bit of magic climbing the ladder to look through my big scope.
Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:35 PM
Objects are brighter and clearer 'cause you are higher in the atmosphere and you are closer to the object.
Plus, it's possible that, instead of flowing down into the earth for standing viewers, the starlight puddles in your toes for ladder'd viewing.
Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:03 PM
C'mon now, ladders have their benefits. Objects are brighter and clearer 'cause you are higher in the atmosphere and you are closer to the object.
Now if we could just figure out a way to get the primary mirrors away from the ground ...