Re: Observe the Transit of Mercury
From: David Pike
Date: 2019 Nov 10, 10:01 -0800
Brad you said:
Why aren't you using a high magnification sextant telescope with suitable exit aperture filter?
You don't get high with Hughes. It's 2X for a Mk2 periscopic or 2.5X for a Mate's 3 Circle. There is a 5x with the Mate's for horizontal work, but it's like a pea shooter. I don't think it would throw much of a projection, but I'll give it a try. I don't want to start looking through it however well filtered. In any case, the star gazers talk about using 60X. DaveP