"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:I have just watched that old (1966) Jerry Lewis movie "Way... Way out" and thought about how often we see telescopes appearing in movies. I can remember some scenes, but, I think have never seen a questar performing as a punch device, like Anita Ekberg came up with. Well in a Jerry's movie, everything is possible!Take a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgh5kHqTjh0By the way, could one say which is the other telescope in the scene? A short refractor?I take this opportunity to wish you a Great New Year for all.Clear optics and dark sky!
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
Bryan Stone Past President, NSAAC (North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club) Visual Astronomer with: "GoldenEye" XT8 Classic, flocked, Moonlite CR2(Gold), Telrad, 1st Base mount Serial #001 "Night Hawk" SV 80mm f/7 Aplanat on M1/GNG TV 11NT6, 32P, 1.8xB, Pentax XF 8.5 ES 82 N2 6.7, GSO SV 30, UO KII 16 Lumicon OIII,Orion Ultrablock, Moon Filter, 4 color filters, 25mm Sirius P, 10x50 Explorer Binocs, Celestron broadband filter,Tectron collimation tools, Pelican 1500 Divider Case, StarDust chair
Quote:Not sure if anyone remembers the Old Dennis The Menace sit com from the late 1950's thru early 60's and Good Ole Mr Wilson. Well one episode Dennis was shooting some space age blast toy while Mr Wilson was trying out his brand new refractor telescope in the back yard and thought he discovered some sort of UFO. It was a grand looking scope, remember it being a white tube on an Eq mount, must have been a Unitron, it was at least 80mm obj or larger. I can picture it in my mind. Wish I can locate that episode. Bob
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
clear skies and apple pies!
Hypotheses non fingo
Quote:Well, I can remember some other "telescope movies" (sorry, but not listed in chronological sequence):The Mechanic - Charles Bronson - Questar.Silent Runnning - Bruce Dern - Early Celestron Orange C8.I Dream of Jeannie (series) - Nelson's loft - A 3" refractor.Roxane - Steve Martin - Daryl Hannah's Newtonian reflector.Armageddon - Bruce Willis - Unknown telescope (in fact i have not watched this whole movie).Beach Party (1963) - Frankie Avalon/Anette Funicello - Robert Cummings terrestrial refractor (Tasco VTE55?).
Dan - Carpe Noctem
Quote:The telescope in "First Contact" was indeed a Meade Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.Also, in the 1986 movie "Invaders From Mars" there is a 3-inch folded Unitron refractor in the boys bedroom.
Quote:Never Say Never Again ( 1983 )
James Bond looking into telescope and look like a Celestron modified.
At this link you can download the scene of the telescope:
CPC1100, C5/8 SE Mount, AVS MKII
Quote:Sky & Tel even an an ad for just one month several years ago for a 'fly by night' telescope showing the wrong end of a reflector facing the sky. Someone in editing must have seen this and just let it go for a laugh.
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:Two of my favorite films ... among many ... have large, old refractors in them: THE WOLF MAN (1941) .. with Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains:http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/6074/wolfman1941.jpg
President Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.
Have Scopes, will observe!
Quote:Its a C-8 that appears to have been modified. Can't tell for sure what they did, but the front was extended visually. Added the odd thing on top. Looks like a standard front was added on.Brian
Quote:Its a C-8 that appears to have been modified... Very interesting setup.. I wondering who modified the C8.
Quote:Quote:Its a C-8 that appears to have been modified... Very interesting setup.. I wondering who modified the C8. Q