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The Binocular Summation Factor and its relevance for Deepsky Observing Part 1 , Scientific Background

@inproceedings{Otte2017TheBS,
  title={The Binocular Summation Factor and its relevance for Deepsky Observing Part 1 , Scientific Background},
  author={Arie Otte},
  year={2017}
}
Large-mirrored binoscopes are rare and amateur astronomers wonder about their benefits for deepsky observing. This often ends with one question only: how large are the two mirrors of a binoscope in comparison with a single, larger mirror? The theoretical answer to that question is partly dependent on the quantitative value of the so-called binocular summation factor. In part 1 of this article I’ll address historic and scientific aspects of this factor as well as controversies about its value… Expand

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