Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:On Sept. 8, .189°, with the I2-inch this satellite presented a remarkable aspect while in dark transit. I noticed that it appeared elongated in a direction nearly perpendicular to the belts of Jupiter.
Quote:The best view of these dark polar caps and bright belt was had on November 19, with a power of 1,000 diameters on the great telescope, and almost perfect seeing.
Quote:Yeah, maybe just a funny coincidence that in a night of almost perfect seeing, their best result was with a .9mm exit pupil.I don't know.. Head scratcher I guess.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:My wish is that it would generate more general interest into how contast transfer (which is very much affected by diffraction caused by the size of the aperture and the obstruction (if present).Everything on this thread to me was a 100% validation of the theory of MTF. I just don't understand why more people aren't interested in this topic. It is like the ultimate question from Hitchhiker's guide or The Truth is Out There from X Files. It explains it all. To understand MTF is to understand how telescopes work, and what a given instrument can and cannot do.A wonderful thread though.. I was excited when somone else saw my lovely Io Pearl. I felt like I shared a special little treasure with friends.And maybe more people will look for this little jewel now.