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Re: If the PSA floats your boat, why go bigger? new [Re: chapleau]
      #5517654 - 11/13/12 10:49 AM

If the PSA floats you boat that is great (and it really is a great little reference IMO). Why go bigger? Lots of potential reasons as stated above. Another plug for the NSOG set (Night Sky Observers Guide) if only as a planning tool or at the scope or 'what was that?'. In the end it's just about information if needed, the what and why more the observer part of it.

Nice thing about paper, no batteries to wear out, no net conx required, no OS to consider, you can make notes and not worry if they got saved, no hardware to get corrupted or otherwise go bad on you... I just really like books... the original what you see is what you get, and keep getting for years to come.


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Re: If the PSA floats your boat, why go bigger? [Re: wky46]
      #5519517 - 11/14/12 01:08 PM

Psa is good but i mostly use sky safari. The fact that you can filter dsos and stars at any magnitude means you can tune in what can be seen at any skies with any aperture. Both are valuable tools that I do use who psa being more casual.

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