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Ira
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: brentwood]
      #5914073 - 06/10/13 09:23 PM

It's this many miles in diameter: 1,830,808,080
to get a resolution of .000000000001 arc seconds.

Just a bit farther than the distance from earth to Saturn.
Deffinitely doable.

And No, you can't put it on a Vixen PortaMount.


/Ira

Edited by Ira (06/10/13 09:25 PM)


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deSitter
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Ira]
      #5914122 - 06/10/13 09:47 PM

Quote:

It's this many miles in diameter: 1,830,808,080
to get a resolution of .000000000001 arc seconds.

Just a bit farther than the distance from earth to Saturn.
Deffinitely doable.

And No, you can't put it on a Vixen PortaMount.


/Ira




nice!!

-drl


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Mister T
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: deSitter]
      #5914578 - 06/11/13 06:55 AM

and their would be "purists" who wouldn't look thru it without a Televue EP

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dyslexic nam
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Mister T]
      #5914591 - 06/11/13 07:30 AM

Explore Scientific has them listed but they have been on backorder for about 2 years now.

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Ravenous
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Mister T]
      #5914623 - 06/11/13 08:10 AM

Quote:

and their would be "purists" who wouldn't look thru it without a Televue EP



Little Green Men prefer Big Green Eyepieces...


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Ira
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Ravenous]
      #5914791 - 06/11/13 10:37 AM

It would need one heck of a Parcorr!

/Ira


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Rick Woods
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Ravenous]
      #5914793 - 06/11/13 10:38 AM

Maybe, but Mxyp@lgt Scientific is coming on strong in the LGM community...

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Ira
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5914797 - 06/11/13 10:40 AM

Makes the James Webb Telescope seem kind of pathetic. Dumb earthlings.

/Ira


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scottk
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Mister T]
      #5914941 - 06/11/13 12:07 PM

Imagine the view with a 5x barlow.

Edited by scottk (06/11/13 12:08 PM)


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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: scottk]
      #5915201 - 06/11/13 02:46 PM

these scopes were sold in the Edmund Catalogs back in the 1950s...eyepieces included

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Classic8
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: scopethis]
      #5915799 - 06/11/13 08:34 PM

I'd suggest they get an 8" dob. :-)

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jchaller
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Classic8]
      #5915952 - 06/11/13 10:13 PM

I would hope they don't have a telescope powerful enough to see my neighbor follow his dog around the yard carring a scoup and a plastic bag - they might get the wrong idea.

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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Classic8]
      #5916009 - 06/11/13 10:38 PM

Quote:

I'd suggest they get an 8" dob. :-)




+1


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TVG
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Classic8]
      #5916719 - 06/12/13 11:02 AM

Let's hope they don't use a laser pointer as a finder, otherwise ....poof.....whoops

Todd


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Mister T
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: TVG]
      #5917089 - 06/12/13 02:20 PM

I am going to blow up the Earth, it obstructs my view of Venus...

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Jarad
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Mister T]
      #5917269 - 06/12/13 04:04 PM

Wait a few hours - it's a dawn object right now.



Jarad


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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Mister T]
      #5917558 - 06/12/13 07:19 PM

Quote:

I am going to blow up the Earth, it obstructs my view of Venus...




I think intergalactic law requires you to post a prominent notice in a public place, first -- like the restroom of a bar.


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Mister T
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5918347 - 06/13/13 08:36 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I am going to blow up the Earth, it obstructs my view of Venus...




I think intergalactic law requires you to post a prominent notice in a public place, first -- like the restroom of a bar.




I did better than that, I announced it on Saturday morning cartoons!

I would bet that 95%+ of the Aerospace sector has seen it!!



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Rick Woods
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5918750 - 06/13/13 01:10 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I am going to blow up the Earth, it obstructs my view of Venus...




I think intergalactic law requires you to post a prominent notice in a public place, first -- like the restroom of a bar.




I believe the Vogons did that about 50 years ago. Something about a locked cabinet in a basement with "Beware of Tiger" posted on the locked door...


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Mister T
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Re: If aliens had a telescope so powerful.... new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5918990 - 06/13/13 03:25 PM

do the Vogons pre-date Marvi the Martian?

if so, my apologies!


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