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#201 DreamWeaver

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:36 PM

I knew it!  The moon does have a "dark side"!  lol.gif

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=DLOth-BuCNY

 

edit:  there's no sound for the first 0:42.


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#202 Vesper818

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:56 PM

Now I know I'll be in trouble with this post...

It's not a telescope, but it is a classic and it is Mars-related. AND it's a timepiece, so I can use it to help me find Mars in the night sky...

I imagine this Mars timepiece is of paramount importance to your job, Tim!
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#203 John Higbee

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:49 PM

How about a fully operational Spilhaus Space Clock (courtesy of Edmund Scientific in the 1960s)?

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

Maybe we should retitled this thread "Classic Astrays and Space Treasures"?
Lol
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:20 AM

How about a fully operational Spilhaus Space Clock (courtesy of Edmund Scientific in the 1960s)?

 

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3 bucks more than the 4" refractor in 1969!

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:55 AM

I'd fogotten how much Dave liked this thread.  He passed away in February.  These were probably some of his final posts. 

 

RIP Dave.

Hope someone in his family took care of all that good stuff he collected. Was sort of shocked to read the above. BTW all the Photoblockit image links are that irritating spam image.

 

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#207 Chuck Hards

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:36 PM

 

I'd fogotten how much Dave liked this thread.  He passed away in February.  These were probably some of his final posts. 

 

RIP Dave.

Hope someone in his family took care of all that good stuff he collected. Was sort of shocked to read the above. BTW all the Photoblockit image links are that irritating spam image.

 

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It's my understanding that his widow recently sold-off some or all of his remaining stuff, with the help of another CN member.

 

I've gone back and replaced all my Photobucket links in this thread with attachments.  You should be able to see my photos now.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

lens ashtray.jpg

 

This is what happens to bad lenses.  Yes, they get turned into ashtrays.


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#209 Chuck Hards

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

Now you need a teeny little porthole to go with your teeny ship's wheel.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:29 PM

What .....NO CLAMS ?lol.gif



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

It's for a "shrimp" boat.  Shrimp boat, get it?  lol.gif   Rim_Shot.gif

 

I'm here all week, try the veal!


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:12 AM

Nice find Tim . Does it have a voice also ? 

 

BTW glad to see this thread revived again .

I found this sometime ago and forgot to post it in this thread . So enjoy wink.gif .

These are still being made!

 

http://www.1ststoptr...arium_EL500.htm

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:16 PM

On the bottom of the picture is a replica Palomar mirror ashtray from the Corning Glass Center.  Above the ashtray is the Castle Films "The American in Orbit", which a quick search indicates it was made from 1962 to 1967.  It is a black and white documentary 8 mm film.  You can watch it on YouTube.  To the right of the film is a ashtray (?) commemorating the April 1958 meeting of the Astronomical League Middle East Region.    

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

Forgot to mention the package indicates it is both a Coaster and Ashtray

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:32 PM

On the inside of the package is a small brochure about the history of the mirror (writing also on back)

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#216 Chuck Hards

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:28 PM

I got this from a dealer in Moscow.  Just fell in love with the artwork, it's an old Russian postcard:

 

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I will probably frame it for my office wall.  I'm going to research the original painting as time permits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#217 Jim Curry

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:07 PM

Must have been an interesting circumpolar comet.

I got this from a dealer in Moscow.  Just fell in love with the artwork, it's an old Russian postcard:

 

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I will probably frame it for my office wall.  I'm going to research the original painting as time permits.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:37 PM

Must have been an interesting circumpolar comet.

That was my thought.  Also that the observatory itself can't be located in Russia.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 03:43 PM

That was my thought.  Also that the observatory itself can't be located in Russia.

The dec axis seems to be low enough for Siberia.  lol.gif



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:10 PM

I got this from a dealer in Moscow.  Just fell in love with the artwork, it's an old Russian postcard:

 

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I will probably frame it for my office wall.  I'm going to research the original painting as time permits.

Who's the lady on the cell phone?


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:15 AM

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:14 AM

Both guys are paying attention to scope. I would be paying attention to the lovely lady. I can observe any time....


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#223 Chuck Hards

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:11 AM

Is that a Unitron guide scope?  ;)



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

I would guess Zeiss.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 04:31 PM

My B9.. the regular one is behind the chrome one.

You're a Frankenstein monster fan too, eh?

 

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