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Posted by Robert May on December 13, 2001 20:35:49 UTC

The final length is up to you. Don't forget that when things get really long you may have to get a step or ladder to get to the top area of the sky.
I wear glasses now (old age thing) but observe without glasses as I have very little astigmitism in my eyes. In public this can be a problem as I adjust the focus for me and the next guy at the scope may not know how to refocus. If you get long enough you can start folding the scope with a flat and thus get the light back down to where you can see it.
As to your site, you are in a lucky position as at my home I can see the summer milky way about 4 or 5 times a year at the best. Usually, i'm in the position where I can see about 50 stars total.

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