"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote: Plus one for covering the ground, I use a tarp, but not so much for improving the local seeing but to reduce dew and catch those dropped set screws.
Quote: Avoid setting up in valleys or other low areas as cold air pours in at night that really messes up things. Dew is also more likely in low areas. Looking out over a large body of water (ponds, lakes) can also help as the surface water is essentially all the same temperature and the air above it less disturbed.
I ache, therefore I am
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote: Still, concrete cools fairly rapidly...