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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5044436 - 01/29/12 03:38 PM

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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.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: gnowellsct]
      #5044592 - 01/29/12 05:19 PM

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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




If you look at the scene carefully you will notice that James Bond is looking into the telescope's eyepiece and at the same time he is adjusting the external modification to bring the images into focus.

The modifications are professional done and I will says with commercial intentions is very strange that getting some information are so difficult to obtain.


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5044839 - 01/29/12 07:30 PM

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.
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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #5044904 - 01/29/12 08:16 PM

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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

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) ... with Richard Carlson:

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8926/itcamefromouterspace195.jpg

Both refractors look like homemade jobs!




I am reasonably sure the refractor in "It Came from Outer Space" was made by Lohmann Brothers. I owned a 5" f/15 OTA of theirs for two decades.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Brian Risley]
      #5045362 - 01/30/12 02:45 AM

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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



It doesn't make sense to me.. I still thinking is a real telescope.


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5045656 - 01/30/12 10:52 AM

I recall the large reflector from 1987's "Roxanne", in the scene with Steve Martin assisting comet-hunter Daryl Hannah up an ungodly flight of stars with it. Scope appeared to be a Meade, but memory is dim... haven't seen the film in well over twenty years.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5045864 - 01/30/12 12:36 PM

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Never Say Never Again ( 1983 )
Does anybody know what kind of telescope is in the film?.. Telescope Scene




Nice film clip, thanks for sharing.

What telescope?? Guess I didn't notice ...........


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: AstroPhys]
      #5046143 - 01/30/12 03:26 PM

Local Hero - 11 3/4" Fullerscopes Newt on MKIV Fullerscopes mount in the bosses observatory / office

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: philjay]
      #5046363 - 01/30/12 05:23 PM

I recall a telescope in the season 5, episode 1, of The Avengers tv series. The title of the program was "From Venus with Love". It involved members of The Venusian Society. I did locate two stills on the internet and have downloaded them. They appear in my Google search. I typed, in quotes "from venus with love" and the two images with the telescopes appear on the first page. One has to switch to "images" at the top of the page as I did and there they were, further down the page.
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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5046427 - 01/30/12 05:57 PM

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Brian



It doesn't make sense to me.. I still thinking is a real telescope.




About as real as the LX200 in the Star Trek film.


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: rmollise]
      #5046705 - 01/30/12 08:07 PM

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Brian



It doesn't make sense to me.. I still thinking is a real telescope.




About as real as the LX200 in the Star Trek film.




I suppose you all right.. but I will keep searching. By the way I saw your 'Scopes n Stars' webpage and your Astro Blog has alot good information.. well done.


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5052960 - 02/03/12 07:38 AM

Laura Croft - Tomb Raider- gonna build my next observatory next to my bedroom :-)

Picture removed - TOS

Edited by BRisley (02/05/12 10:02 AM)


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: charles genovese]
      #5052962 - 02/03/12 07:39 AM

back end- need to build it before the next "planatary allignment"


Picture removed - TOS

Edited by BRisley (02/05/12 10:03 AM)


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: charles genovese]
      #5054675 - 02/04/12 08:44 AM

With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5054815 - 02/04/12 10:23 AM

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With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope.

Rich (RLTYS)




Dunno...but Ms. Jolie shore was "heavenly."


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5058553 - 02/06/12 01:49 PM

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With all those bright lights on I'm suprised they can see anything in that scope.

Rich (RLTYS)



I observe the moon and planets with the lights on softly- it actually is better to have a slightly constricted pupil- less abberrations. Laura was looking at "planetary allignment" LOL
Here is a link to the best view of her scope
http://forum.tombraidergirl.net/index.php?page=UserGalleryPhoto&photoID=939&s=721e9d6164c7ae2b27bdefb892e1d68b1e15be26#profileContent


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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: charles genovese]
      #5058764 - 02/06/12 03:43 PM

Cybill 'The Last Temptation of Cybill'. .. I think they are using a Jason telescope outside down..

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5058833 - 02/06/12 04:25 PM

'The Sky and the Telescope' 1963 by Visual education Films.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: ams]
      #5059001 - 02/06/12 06:07 PM

Was it DEEP IMPACT that starts out with an star party where the boy finds the " star " in the big dipper handle?, the girl next to him also has a scope, and argues bout its identity, then later in the movie, it switches to a professional observatory, always wondered if it was a real observatory.

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Re: Classic Telescopes appearances in movies. new [Re: Napersky]
      #5059162 - 02/06/12 08:02 PM

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Cool Movie.

It looks like my future home observatory!

Since when do Astromoners where lab coats?




One never knows when he might spill stardust on oneself.


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