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#51 ams

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

[quote name="rmollise"][quote]
Brian [/quote]
It doesn't make sense to me.. I still thinking is a real telescope. [/quote]

About as real as the LX200 in the Star Trek film. ;) [/quote]

I suppose you all right.. but I will keep searching. By the way I saw your 'Scopes ‘n Stars' webpage and your Astro Blog has alot good information.. well done.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:38 AM

Laura Croft - Tomb Raider- gonna build my next observatory next to my bedroom :-)

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

back end- need to build it before the next "planatary allignment"


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope. :smirk:

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope. :smirk:

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Dunno...but Ms. Jolie shore was "heavenly."

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:49 PM

With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope. :smirk:

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I observe the moon and planets with the lights on softly- it actually is better to have a slightly constricted pupil- less abberrations. Laura was looking at "planetary allignment" LOL
Here is a link to the best view of her scope
http://forum.tombrai...#profileContent

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

Cybill 'The Last Temptation of Cybill'. .. I think they are using a Jason telescope outside down..

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:07 PM

Was it DEEP IMPACT that starts out with an star party where the boy finds the " star " in the big dipper handle?, the girl next to him also has a scope, and argues bout its identity, then later in the movie, it switches to a professional observatory, always wondered if it was a real observatory.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Cool Movie.

It looks like my future home observatory! :roflmao: :lol:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

I wonder what kind it is supposed to be???

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.


That was a great movie, wish it was longer.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

there has to be a part 2. I hope, old maybe, but still true.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.


Great find! I thought I was in grade school again! I can still imagine the size of that refractor. What nastalgia!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

Pirates of the Caribbean is full of them.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:52 AM

Roxane - Steve Martin - Daryl Hannah's Newtonian reflector.

Roxanne was a great movie. It was shot here in British Columbia.
The scope was an Omcon 10 inch made by Sky Instruments in the 1980s

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

well known starparty scene at the beginning of the 1998 movie "Deep Impact"
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fLgSKv2P-ow

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

At 02:00 young boys wakes up to start observing:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AY0KfjWcilw

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

I always loved that movie. When the aliens are drilling implants into the adult's heads, take a close look. The implant is a car fuse, LOL

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

I don't know how this one got made without a telescope, where is the Palomar Jr.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8y4crGU7dkg
Professor is using a 60mm Swift here in Beach Party:
http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=tt_wb_hulu

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Forbidden Planet is one of my absolute most favorite Sci Fi films along with The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, When Worlds Collide, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (all the 50s originals of course). The sound effects in Forbidden Planet are amazing!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

When I got my Polarex 132C, I was told it had been used in the filming of one of the Xmen movies... :confused:

Apparently it sat in the "professor's office". Unfortunately, the takes in which it appeared never made it to the final release...maybe in a director's cut? :roflmao:

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

Right now on Turner Classic Movies is a 1946 film with John Garfield and Walter Brennan called "Nobody Lives Forever".

About 15 minutes into the film there is a scene with an old 4 or 5 inch brass refractor on a GEM mount. Very coollooking scope. Nothing phony about the placement or usage at all.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

Yes Terra, I have to agree with you - Forbidden Planet is my favorite movie also....... ;)

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:25 AM

Cocoon , both parts, in part one the boy has an orange telescope and in part two it turns white.
Both were probably 60mm, in the original movie, Id guess Celestron, in the second part, I got no idea.






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