Joe, There's another Biblical reference to refractors, albeit indirect. In the book of Genesis, Joseph's father sent him out to see his brothers who were tending sheep. Contrary to some stories he wore a white coat . The brothers (who hated him) saw him coming through their refractors said: "Here comes Joseph in a coat of many colors." That was before ED glass! Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph R. Goss" <k7jrg@xxxxxxx> To: "Evac" <evac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 7:45 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] For all you refractor owners > > > 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. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.