StarStructure 24" f/3.3 | ServoCAT/Argo Navis
Astro-Physics 175EDF | AP1100GTO | ATS Portable Pier
Psalm 19.1 - A Psalm of David. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork".
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:Well, as you probably know, the peak intensity tends to be higher without an obstruction even though the Airy disc is still the same size as any 7" scope. I'd think that's one reason they appear brighter, because they are. Not sure why the sky would appear darker, though. With that premium beast, splendid views are not surprising. Congratulations.