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Old 22-11-2013, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bassnut View Post
So what does that prove??, seeing doesnt matter that much??. You took this single non-deconed sub in Sydney skies right?. So, seeing can be beat with good gear/set up and AO. Thank you, so seeing isnt the limiting factor, obviously
Well...

I look at it this way....if an optical system is, to coin an old chestnut, is barely "diffraction limited" then *even the slightest* seeing distortion, by definition makes the images it produces, poorer than that limit.

If on the other hand, the optical system is better than "diffraction limited"
(yes... this is possible) it can suck up, for example, a 1/6th wave of atmospheric distortion before *total aberrations* take it into the 1/4 wave "diffraction limit"

Hope that makes sense
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