- Mach2 with TEC180 for visual
Re: Mach2 with TEC180 for visual
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Excellent points. The heat shed off of hot top (gee, I wonder how it got that name...) can be a killer, especially for Dobs. Fortunately for us, our refractor apertures are a bit off of the ground.
I prefer grass and pavers too, a great combination. 👍👌
Make sure you use pavers under the feet, otherwise they will slowly sink into the grassy soil.
From: fernandorivera3 via groups.io
Sent: Mon, Oct 11, 2021 7:29 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 with TEC180 for visual
IMHO if using a great quality portable pier or tripod for your AP GTO & scope, a better surface is very solid ground (grassy field) rather than a large concrete or cement foundation due to the heat buildup during the day. At night all that stored heat radiates upwards & should affect the views thru the scope. On a wide open grassy field the ground should cool down much faster.
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