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    Re: Practice Bubble vs. Professional Bubble
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2012 Aug 6, 07:53 -0300

    Quoting Greg Rudzinski :
    
    > Just remember though that beauty is a thing that works ;-)
    
    While I was a student intern at the Chalk River Nuclear Labs, I had
    the occasion to build some electronic devices that I took some care to
    look professional. My supervisor would always say "beautiful is as
    beautiful does." Luckily, they did work. ;-)
    
    -- Richard Langley
    
    
    > Greg Rudzinski
    >
    >
    > [NavList] Practice Bubble vs. Professional Bubble
    > From: David Fish
    > Date: 5 Aug 2012 13:28
    > Wondering if folks have an opinion as to whether it's worth spending
    > the $ for the Celestaire professional bubble horizon (vs. practice
    > bubble) for practice ashore.
    >
    > Have heard that the bubble itself is more useful (dampened?) in the
    > pro horizon.
    >
    > Another consideration is that we live in what the astronomy folks
    > would call a "white zone" with a lot of light pollution (Cape Ann,
    > Massachusetts, USA).
    >
    > So my thinking is that the dimmer-controlled lighting of the pro
    > bubble might allow me to extend observation time into very late
    > twilight on into early nighttime for star shots.
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