Recently I was reading a 1990-91 volume of the magazine titled "Telescope Making", there is a special tribute to the refractor telescope by an amateur astronomer Ronald Tanguay. His tribute is called "The 23rd Psalm for the Refractor" Read it below: " The Refractor is my telescope; I shall not want no other. It maketh me see sharp images of the Planets; it restoreth my faith in optics; it leadeth me to abundance of Planetary Detail. Yea, though I walk through the Valley Schmidt-Cass and Dumb Dob, I shall fear no telescope, for the Achromat and the Apochromat are with me, and comfort me. Thou preparest a path before me in the presence of High Resolution;Thou annointest my eye with Crisp Images and High Contrast. The images of others pale before Thee and Thou knowest no equal. Surely Thou shalt display the true beauty of the Planets to my frail eyes for al the days of my life, and I shall glory in the superior Definition of Thy images forever." Now I know why there are all those double stars list, they are for you refractor owners Joe -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.