Quote:Never Say Never Again ( 1983 )Does anybody know what kind of telescope is in the film?.. Telescope Scene
Quote:Quote:Never Say Never Again ( 1983 )Does anybody know what kind of telescope is in the film?.. Telescope Scene That's definitely an 80s c8 (black ribbed back) with some kind of external modification. Perhaps Bond recognized the need for a dew shield and had one custom built. Or maybe it's a Tuthill after market part.GN
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.jpgIT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) ... with Richard Carlson:http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8926/itcamefromouterspace195.jpgBoth refractors look like homemade jobs!
Quote:Keep in mind, these are often just props, not actual working instruments. They may have wanted him to adjust something that did not require him to block his face with his hand, which focusing using the correct knob would have required.Brian
Dan - Carpe Noctem
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Quote:Brian It doesn't make sense to me.. I still thinking is a real telescope.
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope. Rich (RLTYS)
Andy Miller 12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon) Celestron C102 HD " Carl" Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope" Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott" 60mm Telescope Club
Quote:Cool Movie.It looks like my future home observatory! Since when do Astromoners where lab coats?
12" DSH 8" f/4 Vega MakNewt
Sears 4-6305 60mmX900mm
Meade LX-50 10" with LX-200 Classic forks
Quote: 'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.
What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.
Quote:Roxane - Steve Martin - Daryl Hannah's Newtonian reflector.
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Roberto Botero, Kent, UK
6" F4.6(w/Paracorr) Reflector , 8" F11 Dall Relay Scope ,6" F5 RFT Refractor w/Istar Obj , G11 Mount Gemini1 Level 4
NightFire 6" f/8 Refractor with Moonlite focuser Meade 7" LX200 GPS Mak Meade 16" LX200 GPS S/C D&G 10" f/15 Refractor with Parallax Mount Fuji Meibo 25x150 Bino's Celestron 14x100 Bino's Little Giant 11x70mm Bino's "The Beyondness of Things" By John Barry - My favorite observing music
Quote: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!Terra
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Quote:Yes Terra, I have to agree with you - Forbidden Planet is my favorite movie also.......