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#1 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

How difficult would it be to manufacture a Cassegrain telescope to focus light for the 90-mm pupil of a colossal squid?  Has anyone ever tried this?  Because like, astronomy should be accessible to squids too.  The telescope should probably be waterproof too maybe :-o :-p .


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:44 PM

If squids had money,  we could probably figure something out.

 

BTW - did some whacky-weed smoke escape in Maryland today

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#3 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:47 PM

If squids had money,  we could probably figure something out.

 

BTW - did some whacky-weed smoke escape in Maryland today

or is this just cloudy weather boredom ?  grin.gif

LOL.  Actually just a "what if" spinoff from this discussion: https://www.cloudyni...v-with-apex-90/

 

Trying to figure out the role of baffle tubes in vignetting for eyepieces and afocal cameras.  A colossal squid has the largest pupil in the world, so presumably would need a baffle tube to match their pupil size.  Same problem though with any really really big camera sensor, so I'm guessing someone in professional astronomy has tried this maybe.


 

#4 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:02 PM

If squids had money,  we could probably figure something out.

 

BTW - did some whacky-weed smoke escape in Maryland today

or is this just cloudy weather boredom ?  grin.gif

But LOL.  I can just see it now: "Eccentric billionaire offers 10-million-dollar grant to design telescopes for squids."  2 years later: "Telescopes dumped into ocean.  Billionaire declares success."

 

It is an interesting design problem though.  But a 90-mm refractor would be cheaper and easier :-/ .


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

Just remember, if you cook them for more than about 2 minutes  they will get tough you will have to cook them for about 2 hours before they become edible again. smile.gif


 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:28 PM

Iā€™d be careful if I were you, giant squids have a nasty habit of turning on you! Be prepared!!

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#7 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

Just remember, if you cook them for more than about 2 minutes  they will get tough you will have to cook them for about 2 hours before they become edible again. smile.gif

I do not think that giant or colossal squids are edible.  Their flesh is filled with poisonous ammonia.


 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:35 PM

Don't know much about giants but normal ones want a quick fry or a long stew.


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#9 GShaffer

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:58 AM

Well alrighty then lol.....at the risk of offending giant squids I think we can safely assume they have little to do with astronomy much less topical to Cats & Casses. Time to shut this one down and get back to reality :)


 


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