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#1 Matthew Ota

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

Instead of the sky they are looking at their feet as their Newtonian is set up backwards, and using a white light to illuminate the telescope... Goes to show how ignorant the producer was....

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#2 edwincjones

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

oops

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

So THAT is what I've been doing wrong all this time! And I'm guessing that the supernova I discovered last night was probably just a firefly... I'm so disappointed.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

Our little hobby is so obsure. I recall reading accounts here on CN about dobsonians being mistaken for cannons. My SCT has been mistaken for a television camera, or as a searchlight.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Ha! i wonder if they are the same way about their pizza? :scared:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Little or NO research was done!!!....can't an amateur astronomer get a little respect around here?!?!?

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

So THAT is what I've been doing wrong all this time! And I'm guessing that the supernova I discovered last night was probably just a firefly... I'm so disappointed.


...or a misplaced camping lantern!!!!!?!!!!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.



That sounds about right. Maybe it's better if amateur astronomy is slightly misrepresented than not represented at all.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

*sigh*

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

*sigh*


but more people will see the commercial than any/most of our promotions

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

Little or NO research was done!!!....can't an amateur astronomer get a little respect around here?!?!?


NO member of the public--not one--will notice the misbegotten position of the scope or the lantern. What they will notice is a father and son having fun watching the sky. AND this single silly little commercial will have more impact than any "accurate" PR the Astronomical League, for example, cooks up, I guar-ron-tee.

I still prefer Toyota's excellent "Camp Evening" star party spot, but this is cool. :cool:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

How does that saying go?...
'You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time,.... and then there are commercials.'

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.



That sounds about right. Maybe it's better if amateur astronomy is slightly misrepresented than not represented at all.

Tom


I agree. Any ad that promotes stargazing is a good thing for our hobby.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

How does that saying go?...
'You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time,.... and then there are commercials.'

Cheers,

Jerry

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There's another saying: "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." ;)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:10 AM

I built an f/5 refractor once, using a secondary mirror built into the back of the scope to reflect the light to the focuser. Comfortable viewing with the diagonal built in.

Of course, the first night I had it set up at a star party I had lots of astronomers telling me "my newt is upside-down".

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:09 AM

This commercial was mentioned a few months ago here. Hollyweird never gets it right.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:59 AM

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.



That sounds about right. Maybe it's better if amateur astronomy is slightly misrepresented than not represented at all.

Tom


I agree. Any ad that promotes stargazing is a good thing for our hobby.


And pizza is a late night hobby,do we in turn promote it.. :question:

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:31 AM


And pizza is a late night hobby,do we in turn promote it.. :question:


I dang sure do! :lol:

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:49 AM

But of course!! :jump:

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for sharing that Toyota commercial. It puts our obscure hobby in a good light. A definite keeper.

Little or NO research was done!!!....can't an amateur astronomer get a little respect around here?!?!?


NO member of the public--not one--will notice the misbegotten position of the scope or the lantern. What they will notice is a father and son having fun watching the sky. AND this single silly little commercial will have more impact than any "accurate" PR the Astronomical League, for example, cooks up, I guar-ron-tee.

I still prefer Toyota's excellent "Camp Evening" star party spot, but this is cool. :cool:



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:30 PM

Our little hobby is so obsure. I recall reading accounts here on CN about dobsonians being mistaken for cannons. My SCT has been mistaken for a television camera, or as a searchlight.


One of our club members was observing with a 10" dobsonian after 9/11 and while he was observing he noticed a chain of police cars approaching with their lights on, and when they apprached him, they told him to lie face down on the ground. Apparently someone called saying there was a motar on the hill getting ready to fire down on the town. The police just laughed and joked with him looking through his telescope after they realised it was not a mortar at all and just a telescope.

Maintence groomers once asked if that was a cannon in the garage. I obliged and said "Yes, my hobby is being a human cannonball". :lol: :roflmao:
I just couldn't resist.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:26 PM

Our little hobby is so obsure. I recall reading accounts here on CN about dobsonians being mistaken for cannons. My SCT has been mistaken for a television camera, or as a searchlight.


One of our club members was observing with a 10" dobsonian after 9/11 and while he was observing he noticed a chain of police cars approaching with their lights on, and when they apprached him, they told him to lie face down on the ground. Apparently someone called saying there was a motar on the hill getting ready to fire down on the town. The police just laughed and joked with him looking through his telescope after they realised it was not a mortar at all and just a telescope.

Maintence groomers once asked if that was a cannon in the garage. I obliged and said "Yes, my hobby is being a human cannonball". :lol: :roflmao:
I just couldn't resist.


There have been a few times little kids have asked "what is that?", referring to my Obsession dobs. I tell them it's a cannon that we use to shoot misbehaving children out of.






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