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#1 gnowellsct

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

How many errors do you see?
 
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#2 Xeroid

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:54 PM

That kid is looking at her reflected image from the reflector mirror...the scope is upside down. 


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:55 PM

1.5 power...

Microscope...

And wherever they are, who needs a scope!


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:03 PM

I think it lost something in translation wink.gif


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:05 PM

Stuff like this make me crazy....  Fry's Electronics is a good place to see examples of this.  Also a few camera shops.


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#6 gnowellsct

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

"Brand new" and yet, "unbranded."


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:15 PM

Isn’t that Astrophysicist Barbie’s scope?


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:21 PM

Isn’t that Astrophysicist Barbie’s scope?

LOL, lots of similarities to that thread!


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:23 PM

duh, he's just inspecting the secondary for dewing....



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:24 PM

E-BARF???

 

:-) 



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:32 PM

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Too funny! I don't even know where to start....



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:43 PM

I think I get the gist of the ad though. For best views of Milky Way nubulosity in the daytime, look through the bottom of the mirror collimation bolts with transparent 1.5x microscope extension if outdoors and you’ll see 2x better than a barlow mirror scope.

 

Sounds about right!

 

Betty Botter bought a barlow but it made her Barnard bitter. If she bought a better barlow it would make her Betelgeuse better, so she bought the Baader barlow and it made her Bortle better. 

 

Ad makes perfect sense.


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:51 PM

Why is being sponsored an error?



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 10:20 PM

Hey, I found the binocular version:

 

https://www.ebay.com...675.c100623.m-1

 

It comes with a full set of fasteners & gadgets. Take my money !


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 10:43 PM

On the positive side, there's opportunities for some Americans in the Chinese advertising departments. Dollar top pay jobs for sure.



#16 Vondragonnoggin

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 10:51 PM

I don’t know. I just picture Chinese job ads for Americans in advertising of astronomy gear to go something like this:

 

“Inside occupation 2x salary hourly position. Word making extension of photographs. Many benefit of ad placing currency negotiation! Apply 1.5x now in the future. Must familiar with microscope astronomy binocular mirror barlows.”

 

Just based on ads seen and instruction manuals provided with equipment made in China.

 

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I think I would have to know Chinese very well first. I know I’d probably have a terrible time trying to write Chinese ads!


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:14 PM

That ad is fantastic. Haha



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:58 AM

How many errors do you see?

 

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That picture// text .. Is amazing. At first. I thought you made it up as a joke.

Relishing its a real attempt at marketing

I laughed pretty good.. Morons....

Sad thing is some one's gonna see it , think this is cool, maybe lay out good cash

Some times I want to punch the internet in the face


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:43 AM

Cannot see anything wrong.

Isn't that how you are supposed to use your scope?

I see it all the time, and not always the kids.

 

One adult (~50's) decided that the eyepiece was a bit hazardous recently, it was pointed towards his head/eye, so rotated the eyepiece out of the way (safety?), then could not work out what they were supposed to look through. bangbang.gif

 

Anyway, when do you receive your Outdoor 1.5x Microscope Extending Astronomy 2x Times Barlow Mirror Telescope?

 

Any chance you could spend a little extra on the unmentioned Deluxe version that does Indoor as well?

 

We await the review.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:08 AM

I have a hunch this is primitive, as in pre-Cambrian, AI at work. I was searching for barlows. I think this ad was cobbled together out of a database of associated concepts. Microscopes use barlows too. The picture is idiotic but only one element in the database of associated ideas designed to lure me to a hacker web site or a vendor of optics junk.

In other words this ad, unlike astrophysicist Barbie, never existed in an ad room drawing board IMO. It's a computer generated ad cobbled together for the benefit of myself and barlow lovers everywhere. That's my thought.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:29 AM

There is a serious message in this.

 

I recently bought a 12v AC/DC adapter via Amazon.UK described as Celestron Nexstar/Evolution etc compatible. It arrived in a box labellled the same. Fortunately, just before I plugged it in I read the rating label....26 volts! I then didn't plug it in - so didn't fry my equipment, and have since returned it for a refund.  What had evidently happened was that somebody had packed a similar AD/DC adapter for a 26 volt Vacuum Cleaner in a box labelled 12V for telescope. This mistake was probably at the manufacturer as it was pre-packed inside Amazon external packaging.  It could happen with a astro manufacturer/retailer, but perhaps far less likely.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:21 AM

There is a serious message in this.

I recently bought a 12v AC/DC adapter via Amazon.UK described as Celestron Nexstar/Evolution etc compatible. It arrived in a box labellled the same. Fortunately, just before I plugged it in I read the rating label....26 volts! I then didn't plug it in - so didn't fry my equipment, and have since returned it for a refund.


You're lucky the label was accurate

#23 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:59 AM

It's amazing to me how ignorant some segments of society are.  Example: When was WW2?  Millennial: uhhhh, 1983?


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:59 PM

I think it lost something in translation wink.gif

Yes, I think they translated this from 

 

On the positive side, there's opportunities for some Americans in the Chinese advertising departments. Dollar top pay jobs for sure.

 

Same guy who translated for Sega games years ago....

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:31 PM

How many errors do you see?
 
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