A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2016 Apr 21, 02:29 -0400
I saw this too late to try today. I will give it a twirl tomorrow.
I'm not sure what this is a test of. The SkyScout is a zero magnification device. The object observed is not enhanced by the device. It's just a pointer. What I see with the device is what I will see without the device, with the exception that I will know where to look.
There are two clear panels you look through, so there may be a very slight attenuation of light. Its certainly not a significant attenuator of light, at all.
So what is this a test of?? My ability to see Jupiter during the day? Isn't that very dependent on a wide variety of factors? Like atmospheric haze, angular distance from the sun, brightness of the sky as a function of time of day, and etc, etc, etc.
Sure I will take a peek. I really don't understand the significance of what it is I'm testing. Suppose tomorrow it's just a pinch more hazy than normal, such that I don't see Jupiter. Suppose I do? What does this mean?