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#1 agmoonsolns

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:01 AM

Arthur C. Clarke with his Questar


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#2 Asbytec

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:21 AM

https://qph.fs.quora...133be57f4b41524



#3 Toxo144

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:22 AM

Quite a leap from looking through  a 3.5" Q Classic to 2001 A Space Odyssey.  

 

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:40 PM

He was a decent chap our Arthur. Lived a life most of us can only dream about.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:53 AM

I saw him on TV once. (That's Television, not Tele Vue.)

He said that he liked to bump up the magnfication, turn off the drive, and watch the craters silently drift through the eyepiece, because it gave him the same view/experience that the Apollo astronauts would've had out their window from lunar orbit.


Edited by munirocks, 15 November 2018 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:37 PM

I wonder who has that scope now?



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

He wrote the foreward to one of the books that my now retired supervisor wrote.  Should have figured that such a giant in science fiction would have a telescope.  Does anyone know what beach he's on, and why he's looking through his scope in the daytime?



#8 Sequimite

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:02 PM

I was a fan. I was twelve when my best friend Randy and I saw "2001, A Space Odyssey", and I had my mind blown. 



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:41 PM

Jason - 

Arthur Clarke lived the later part of his life in what was then Ceylon, now Sri Lanka just off the southern tip of India.  I suspect the beach in the picture was there, judging from the background trees.

 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:01 AM

A bit on the Company7 website:

 

http://www.company7....ueacclarke.html

 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:13 AM

Great info on Arthur C. Clarke. Thanks to all for the info. Never knew that he ended up and died in Sri Lanka. And of course, he used the telescope for terrestrial and nautical purposes.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 08:40 AM

Here's an earlier thread on the same topic with some good links.


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#13 Gregory Gross

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:13 PM

Here's another photo of Arthur C. Clarke with his Questar:

Link to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Direct link to high-quality photograph


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