Originally Posted by Starkler
Yep doing astronomy under a dome is like taking a shower while wearing a raincoat. Isnt at least half of the joy of doing this being out under that great celestial dome called the night sky?
I agree with your sentiments, and for visual, there really is nothing
that beats being out under it all. The dome or roll off roof suits a purpose.
Each have their drawbacks, sure, but the bottom line is most of us
have built whatever we have built weighing up the pros and cons of
each system with a lot of careful thought before diving in.
To discount the limited field of view of a dome outright or , equally to
say how a roll off roof gives no shelter from windage....well that's all
academic. No arguments. Most of us know that and had all of that in
mind when we set them up.
Don't get me wrong....most nights, when the scope and camera are
faithfully doing their thing in the dome, I'm not inside watching the
idiot box, or crammed up close to the red screen in the dome, I
am out in the garden with a coffee, taking it all in with the eyeballs.