A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: David Pike
Date: 2017 Oct 7, 15:06 -0700
Geoffrey Kolbe wrote:
Well, that is a lot cheaper than a Freiberger artificial horizon, which is also a 'dark glass' AH. I have found it seems quite adaquate for solar and stellar observations.
Geoffrey. You’re very lucky up there in the North Pennines. Down here near Lincoln I’m plagued with light pollution. I tried the dark glass outside tonight but saw no stars reflected. I might just have seen Vega, but maybe it was just my imagination. I was able to observe the Moon later though my workshop double glazed window and, whilst nothing like Greg’s Moon observations, they were quite good for me, but I still need a lot of holding and lining up practice. I'm used to having something with handles to swing from. DaveP