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Classic Telescopes in TV, Hollywood and Movies

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#801 Kasmos

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 03:39 AM

Me too!  I'd like to see the whole video.

 

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https://www.youtube....h?v=xPZWgCLMsW8


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Posted 04 August 2022 - 06:08 PM

From the opening in the Showa-era Godzilla thriller, "Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster".
 
Any guesses as to the glass on display???


Slightly better quality (but still mostly the same, nothing you can't spot in your shot, I thought I might aswell upload anyway)

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Looks like a telephoto camera lens in the back of the second shot.


Edited by Argonautt, 04 August 2022 - 06:14 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:08 PM

Well this is not a classic scope in a movie but I just watched the movie Perfect Storm about the true story of the loss of the Andrea Gail in the storm of 1991. There is a character in the film, a meteorologist, whose name is Todd Gross played by actor Christopher McDonald. It appears that it is the very same Todd Gross that used to have a telescope review site which I read and enjoyed very much.


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Posted 08 August 2022 - 01:42 AM

Unertl 100mm spotter in docu about Crossroads nuclear tests in the late 1940's.

 

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Posted 14 August 2022 - 07:53 AM

This is such a long thread this one may have been mentioned before: in the Batman TV series (around 1967) called "Hot Off the Griddle" Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson have a Newtonian reflector set to view the sun  Looks to be about a 4 to 4 & 1/4".  Unfortunately it's pointed down instead of toward the sky.  I guess that's about par for most science on that show.


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Posted 15 August 2022 - 09:11 AM

This is such a long thread this one may have been mentioned before: in the Batman TV series (around 1967) called "Hot Off the Griddle" Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson have a Newtonian reflector set to view the sun  Looks to be about a 4 to 4 & 1/4".  Unfortunately it's pointed down instead of toward the sky.  I guess that's about par for most science on that show.

You mean fortunately, or they might both end up blind as a "bat".


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 06:21 PM

The Detective (1968) staring Frank Sinatra with Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Klugman and Robert Duvall. About 2/3 of the way through the movie, scene  at psychiatrist Lloyd Bochner’s beach house.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:27 PM

Been watching the Umbrella Academy, reached season 3 episode 1 and had some cool footage inside of the David Dunlap Observatories main telescope. I remember seeing some similar footage in earlier episodes but just the outside of the observatory. Its filmed entirely in Canada.


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