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Footbag
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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? [Re: SteveSMS]
      #5794372 - 04/12/13 12:46 PM

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I recently saw part of a program on the History channel wherein two unrelated "EXPERTS" referred to the Pleiades as a constellation. The best thing to do is turn off your intellect before watching most anything in media.

Clear Skies,

Steve




Don't get me started on the History Channel. I watch it shaking my head.


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5794420 - 04/12/13 01:12 PM

"Could there be another, more extra terrestrial explanation?"


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: DJCalma]
      #5794809 - 04/12/13 04:01 PM

History channel is more doctrine then reality LOL.

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5794888 - 04/12/13 04:52 PM

I quit watching history channel all together. They seem to have the inability to have a science program without bible quotes or aliens.

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: Aquarist]
      #5794889 - 04/12/13 04:52 PM

To use an old TV qoute: "Damn it Jim, I, m a doctor, not a (fill in occupation here).

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5795135 - 04/12/13 06:03 PM

Thats why I prefer the British Documentaries love them. Anyone see the resent one on Tea lol.

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5795239 - 04/12/13 07:13 PM

You mean Kirk and company can't go past stars that fast . Next somebody will tell me that you can't fly an X wing using the force. LOL

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5795355 - 04/12/13 08:50 PM

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Hope Im not out of line here, if I am sorry.

After watching a movie I thought I saw a really stupid error in how they built a scope. A Spider with secondary mirror in a Refracting telescope. Am I wrong in this or did they really make a stupid mistake?




Here's a very funny Little Caesars Pizza tv commercial with a large reflector magically turned in to a giant refractor.

YTvideo


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: echoes1961]
      #5795520 - 04/12/13 10:32 PM

My favorite Star Trek moments are when they encounter "some giant intelligent alien being" drifting in space communicating to them... and it is usually either The Ring or the Triffid Nebula. Telling them they Will Be Destroyed! And as the creature "talks" the Nebula always brightens for each word.

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5795693 - 04/13/13 12:16 AM

So, what was that movie with the wacky telescope? Also did you notice there was no tray (support) connected to the tripod legs.....Must be a cartoon cause that thing is crashin' to the ground!

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: buddyjesus]
      #5797231 - 04/13/13 05:46 PM

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I have seen ads in print and television where a kid had the telescope pointed at the ground. :/




I've seen that...loved it!

To the OP...movies rarely protray accuracy. News generally does better than movies, but not by all that much


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: sonny.barile]
      #5797920 - 04/14/13 08:06 AM

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There is a commercial on tv that shows someone pointing a newt backwards. They had the closed end toward the sky. Guess they thought the eyepiece goes at the bottom end like a refractor. Anyone else see that one?




Yes! I saw that! lol! Most people dont know about telescopes!


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: Illinois]
      #5799471 - 04/14/13 09:20 PM

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There is a commercial on tv that shows someone pointing a newt backwards. They had the closed end toward the sky. Guess they thought the eyepiece goes at the bottom end like a refractor. Anyone else see that one?




Yes! I saw that! lol! Most people dont know about telescopes!



But the producers of the commercial are working with the actual telescope, not a picture. You'd think they'd notice which end the light comes through.


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: Calypte]
      #5799486 - 04/14/13 09:27 PM

In the movie Out To Sea there is a total eclipse of the Sun around noon and then later that night they have a full Moon.

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5799616 - 04/14/13 11:00 PM

Telescopes usually come with instructions, it just shows allot of times they just dont give a blankety blank blank when it even comes to simple things that are portrayed.
Back in the 80's the reason I got into guns was that in a movie they showed a 357 putting a 8 inch hole into a wall at 10', so I did my own tests LOL.


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? [Re: NeilMac]
      #5799706 - 04/15/13 12:17 AM

as far as that Little Ceasars comercial goes, I think the producers of it purposely turned the reflector into a refractor. think about it... what percentage of the pizza consuming public would understand the way a relector is used? the ordinary non telescope user knows of only one type of telescope. a refractor. and if these people were to see some one looking into the topside of a reflector, THEY WOULD THINK THAT IT WAS BEING USED BACKWARDS! Then how many crackpot calls do you think they would get?

Theo


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #5799715 - 04/15/13 12:25 AM

Besides, I think a refractor could be made of that design. If the lens (and not a mirror) was in the the sky end, then make an internal diagonal. that wouldn't be any biggie. someone probably has made one like that.

Theo


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? [Re: cavefrog]
      #5799724 - 04/15/13 12:32 AM

The telescope in the Little Caesars commercial is far more believable than the image of the moon it shows. It's a human face that says "Pizza time!"

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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? [Re: cavefrog]
      #5799945 - 04/15/13 07:11 AM

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Besides, I think a refractor could be made of that design. If the lens (and not a mirror) was in the the sky end, then make an internal diagonal. that wouldn't be any biggie. someone probably has made one like that.

Theo




Theo:

Such refractors have been made, I have seen photos right here on Cloudy Nights...

Jon


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Re: Technical Inacuracy of telescope in Movie ? [Re: echoes1961]
      #5800899 - 04/15/13 04:08 PM

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Hope Im not out of line here, if I am sorry.

After watching a movie I thought I saw a really stupid error in how they built a scope. A Spider with secondary mirror in a Refracting telescope. Am I wrong in this or did they really make a stupid mistake?




That's how I can get my friend to say hes got a large refractor, Gosh that's hilarious!!..


...Ralph

Here's a very funny Little Caesars Pizza tv commercial with a large reflector magically turned in to a giant refractor.

YTvideo




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