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highertheflyer
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Small diameter pathway to a non dew housing.
      #5679586 - 02/14/13 02:12 PM

If you have a very small observatory nearby your conditioned home, may there be a circulation to permit the observatory to allow the homes temperatures and dewpoints to nearly approach the telescopes?
My idea is to constantly feed a temp/dewpoint flow to the telescopes environmental through a very small diameter constant flow tubing some 30 meters length, perhaps .75 inches and totally insulated tubing with flow rate constant.
Jim


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: Small diameter pathway to a non dew housing. new [Re: highertheflyer]
      #5679685 - 02/14/13 02:55 PM

The temperatures of the surrounding air and that directed from the house should differ by no more than a couple or few degrees. This seems to be more trouble than it's worth.

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Re: Small diameter pathway to a non dew housing. new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5679823 - 02/14/13 04:21 PM

No, not the best idea. Buy a small remote type air conditioner if you want. But how could you use it????? The scope and building need to be the same temperature as the atmosphere or you will have impossible air distortion. Gene

Edited by Gene7 (02/14/13 05:15 PM)


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