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    Default Cool evening viewing



    Been out a few times this week with cool evening weather. Stars dont look bad but planets not clear at all even with low power. Didn't notice any fogging on mirror. will a dew shield or tube heater take care of this problem? Thanks

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    Default Re: Cool evening viewing

    Bad seeing conditions perhaps?

    It was clear, mostly, here last night, but the seeing was so terrible the stars were flapping and flashing like mad. It was a psychedelic acid trip in the sky...Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. At 19º F and a 10 mph breeze, no way was I going to play in that.

    Seeing has been bad here lately so that may have impacted your views as well. Bad seeing means poor planetary observing.
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    Default Re: Cool evening viewing

    Good luck the next time out.
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    Default Re: Cool evening viewing

    Thanks for the feedback, i was hoping to get a good first light look through my cpc1100 i just received. I hate to wait until spring to see what this scope can do.

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    Default Re: Cool evening viewing

    Are you giving it enough time to acclimate? A CPC 11" will need at least an hour.
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    Default Re: Cool evening viewing

    Yeah I was out for at least an hour no difference before I went in. Hopefully we get a couple more warm days.

 

 

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