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#501 SteveC

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Posted Yesterday, 02:16 PM

I don't categorize serious and casual planet observers by their mounts.  Very good observations - and even sketches - are accomplished by planet observers without mounts that track.  Don't be an anti-mountist.  grin.gif

 

If an eyepiece has a narrow usable AFOV, with outer field astigmatism and field curvature, those aberrations are definitely in the eyepiece, not in the mount.  I've never heard of a mount yet that had astigmatism or field curvature.  thinking1.gif

 

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True, but a tracking mount is a great prescription for treating the problem. 



#502 Sarkikos

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Posted Yesterday, 07:06 PM

True, but a tracking mount is a great prescription for treating the problem. 

Actually, the tracking mount doesn't treat the problem.  It allows the observer to more easily ignore the problem. :grin:

 

Mike




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