Table Rock Observatory
Nov 11 2006, 02:35 PM
Joined: 4-June 06
From: Albemarle County, Virginia
Ah, I see now. With your scope 8" lower to the ground than with the tripod it shows me why the "walls" look so short... The scope is riding low, so the dome has to ride low so you can see near the horizon!
I'm much too interested in continuing public outreach with my scope and keeping the tripod in play to go the pier route, at least just yet... I'm afraid that if I was to get a pier I'd be loath to remove the mount and do any outreach, that I'd get stuck to the observatory.
I'm not too worried about vibrations, though, 'cause I'm not much of an imager, more visual. I'll have to do the same dummy set up myself to see how I like the wall size, I probably have more light pollution here with Charlottesville just to my south, and I've got trees to the East & to some extent the West...
I'll have to take a month or 2 to think that one over...
President, Charlottesville Astronomical Society
Orion Atlas 10
Coronado Ha PST
38° 10' 57"N, 78° 23' 09"W
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