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#1 Perseus_m45

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

here ya go kids..

https://www.youtube....h?v=bHCeLvy5z-I

around 4.12 into film..We need a sputnikfest!!!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

Can't really tell, but I sure thought Sputnik would have moved across the sky a lot faster! That scope isn't moving at all. :lol:

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:30 PM

you caught that did ya!!!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

I don't recognize the telescope but Sputnik sure must have been quite an epic event wish I was there I guess I was but only 7 months old.
I'm sure my dad noticed he was in the Air Force at the time.
It was the dawn of the space age.
Its interesting how different our technologies were with the Sputnik nearly 2 feet in diameter and our Vanguard 5 months later only the size of a grapefruit.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:47 PM

Young John Glenn looked like a young pit bull :D

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

I sure do remember that. I was in 3rd grade and it was a week before my birthday when I was to turn 8. I remember my dad reading when it was to go over in the Sun-Telegram newspaper and me and my mom and dad going out in the back yard to watch for it. Then we saw it going across the sky! It was very cool, but my parents were very worried.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

Oh yeah, almost forgot. The telescope looks like a 4" F15! Maybe a Zeiss or Goto?

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

I was a little kid too when Sputnik went up. My parents were very nervous as well. A couple of years later my dad found himself up north working on the D.E.W. line.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

I propose we name it "Bob."

Short. Easy to remember. Same forwards and backwards!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:13 PM

I was thinking a big GoTo as well.But you guys would know better then me.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:24 PM

I propose we name it "Bob."

Short. Easy to remember. Same forwards and backwards!

-Tim.


In that case, we could also name it 'race car'. That's also the same forwards and backwards. :lol:

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:26 AM

Terra i never realized that . :shocked:

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

that scope only has one focus knob!!

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

I remember listening to Sputnik's warbly beep-beep-beep on my Dad's vintage short wave radio....he was excited and nervous at the same time about it. I was a bit too young to be nervous, I thought it was wicked cool! I don't remember being able to see it (lived fairly near a biggish city) but I definitely remember Echo sightings.....






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