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    Arrow How high have you seen?



    A post by handsome Rob got me thinking.

    What has been the highest elevation ye have viewed the stars through your telescope?

    Am more interested in YOUR TELESCOPE rather then a proper observatory. But do tell anyway.
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    Highest elevation seen with my C6S mounted on a SkyWatcher Synscan AZ goto mount... the highest elevation was 90 degrees plus or minus a couple of degrees. BTW, the skywatcher SynScan goto programing acts screwy at high elevations (around 80 degrees plus), at least mine does, ... clicking and whirring, moving here and there, and taking forever to decide that it has found the specified target.
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    Do binocalars count? If yes, 90 without tripod, and maybe about 60-70 with tripod.
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    I think I may be reading this question differently, so I'll give you four answers:

    My scopes angle: 90 degrees
    Kitt Peak National Observatory (You said "do tell anyway"): 6,875 feet
    My own scope: about 3,000 feet (my alternate location)
    My usual location: 665 feet
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    I think I may be reading this question differently, so I'll give you four answers:
    Yeah..Sorry, I meant how high up say regarding sea level.
    My own high point is about 100 feet above sea level.
    Sorry about confusion..Well answered jrkirkham...
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    Never high enough for my liking.
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    I am on a hill , which is handy ! Almost 400 feet above sea level. I can get witjin an hour(ish) to over well 1000-2000 feet above sea level if I drive north to the Highlands ( aptly named huh ! )

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    Home is only about 200ft or so above sea-level, but my usual dark-sky spot - about 30 mins from home by car - is around 1650ft (according to my little Garmin GPS unit)

    I'm quite lucky in that the North Pennines are near enough to go there for a few hrs observing.
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    I love them North Pennines more and more.
    As for me, I'm embarrased to say: no elevation, except my deck.

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    My driveway is a little over 1500 ft above sea level while less than an hour drive from my house is Brasstown Bald which is 4784 ft above sea level. Thats about it for me.

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