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A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
KJ6RGY Richard Trost
Televue 85/TRF-2008 field flattener, Meade LX200 10", Manfrotto 055SSB tripod/410 geared head/AstroTrac TT320X-AG/056 3D head, GM-8/Gemini, 10 Micron 1000 HPS, Canon 40D (unmodded), Canon 450D (modded w/Astronomiks clip-ins - UV/IR, OWB), Coronado SM60/Lunt B1200/WO diagonal, Baader Herschel Wedge Leeds Sky Clock Ripon Sky Clock
Quote:This is horrible news. There are plans to build and launch a 250 mile wide solar panel around the moon.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10480950/Japanese-firm-p...
One 'scope at a time... "Onward! Ever forward, never straight!" - T. McMahon
"your signature is too long. Please use the back button to edit your signature" A scourge of equipment unpopular to most, but fun for me!
Orion Starblast 4.5 inch reflector
Rokinon 8x42 Binos
Nikon Aculon 7x35 Binos
The Mass of Uranus is 86,810,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Quote:Uh, isn't one side fo the moon always dark?
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Orion XT10 Classic
Celestron 8-24mm Zoom
"No Name" Plossls, 40mm, 10mm (Ret.)
Orion Sirius Plossls, 25mm, 10mm (Ret.)
Orion DeepView, 35mm, 28mm
Ethos, 21mm, 13mm, 8mm, 4.7mm
Quote:A 250 mile wide solar panel around the moon? In addition to other issues, this will have to reflect sunlight back to earth, adding to light pollution.
Quote:I can only hope that no one in ther right mind is taking this serious.
Why don't they just pave the whole moon and build condo's on it while they're at it?
Omni 150 Newtonian on CG-4
ES 127 ED triplet f/7.5 on GPD2
Quote:I don't see why we don't mount a large solar cell on the edge of a small event horizon and place it in orbit?
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are. - St. Augustine
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote:How are we going to put anything like a 250 mile belt up there with all the attendant equipment?
Quote:Asteroids could be maneuvered into earth orbit for mining.
Quote:If its on the Moon, how it can possibly contribute to our light pollution from the moon that is already lit by the Sun??! Microwave transmissions to Earth are invisible to us. It was Arthur C. Clarke who first proposed in 1945 solar collectors and transmission of power from Earth orbit, along with geosynchronous communication satellites.
Quote:Quote:Asteroids could be maneuvered into earth orbit for mining. Nothing could possibly go wrong with this idea.
Quote:Quote:If its on the Moon, how it can possibly contribute to our light pollution from the moon that is already lit by the Sun??! Microwave transmissions to Earth are invisible to us. It was Arthur C. Clarke who first proposed in 1945 solar collectors and transmission of power from Earth orbit, along with geosynchronous communication satellites. Its the 250 mile wide solar panel that will reflect light.
Eric Old Chinese saying: Be very careful what you wish for You may get it.