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    Whole mirror or Traditional? you make the call!
    From: Guy Schwartz
    Date: 2006 Mar 31, 22:10 -0800

    Defend your position, and is it easy to swap mirrors?
    Thank you,
    Guy
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bill" 
    To: 
    Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 9:39 PM
    Subject: Re: Value and Beauty are in the eye of the beholder
    
    
    > Guy wrote, regarding Astra IIIB
    >> we will get to the whole mirror VS. the traditional mirror next.
    >
    > Please reconsider the whole-horizon mirror, although you could swap out
    > later From my experience, strongly consider new from Celestaire or other
    > vendors of their Astra.  You won't find better (or more informed) folks to
    > do business with before, during, and after the sale than Celestaire IMHO.
    > I
    > am not a shill, but a satisfied customer in an age of "limited
    > warrantees."
    >
    > As some have pointed out, a whole horizon mirror makes easy observations
    > easier, and difficult observations much harder.  If you get the "list"
    > bug,
    > as I did (especially if landlocked most of the time), you will soon find
    > yourself trying star-to-star and lunars, and regret the whole-horizon
    > choice.
    >
    > If I recall correctly, Ken of Celestaire stated that 90% of working
    > observations are of the sun.  He does know his stuff. With that in mind,
    > from my vantage point his opinions about mirrors are balanced.
    >
    > http://celestaire.com/page8.html
    >
    > David Burch of Star Path also sells Celestaire's Astra. His opinions,
    > IMHO,
    > are unfavorable to the whole horizon mirror for valid reasons.  Please
    > check
    > out their opinions for yourself and draw your own conclusions.
    >
    > http://www.starpath.com/catalog/courses/cel_faqs.htm#full-view
    >
    > As a beginner, it was a tough choice for me.  In my case I am glad I made
    > the choice of traditional split mirror (especially trying to go toe-to-toe
    > with the mighty Alex and his Sno-T in the dark;-)
    >
    > For what it is worth,
    >
    > Bill
    >
    >
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