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Quote:a focal reducer. That might be exactly the answer.
Quote:When I get some scope time I want to try and figure out an optimum magnification for darkening the field before seeing begins to play a role
Quote:Seeing isn't really much of a factor with higher mags though. Purposefully defocusing stars for brightness comparison is an acceptable and very effective method for making an estimate, so a lttle fuzziness due to poor seeing shouldn't affect one's ability to compare nearby stars.