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#1 azure1961p

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:43 PM

For those who may recall, it looks like an F15 SCT painted matte dark grey-black.  Clearly the OTA is extended beyong the F10 tube with no odd attachments.

 

Anyone got the skinny on this?  An F15 SCT... now that's seductive.

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:05 AM

Where is this?



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:11 AM

Here... or is it a dynamax?

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:12 AM

Sean Connery, Never Say Never, his Bond film of the 80s.

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:13 AM

Looks like a Celestron cast in the mirror cell and declination dial 

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:26 AM

You'll find a brief discussion half way down this page:

https://www.cloudyni...-movies/page-11

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:38 AM

Here... or is it a dynamax?

What's that thing on the top front of the OTA?



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:54 AM

What's that thing on the top front of the OTA?

A handle ?

 

Wonder if someone told Sean to or reminded him to  remember to take the front cap of the corrector plate ( I am assuming he actually looked through it , and it's actually sexed up stock standard SCT that actually has a mirror and corrector plate installed ).


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 01:24 AM

Nah, iirc they dressed it up so that the front "objective" extends and retracts like a camera lens as you manipulate the knob on top. I'm sure Sean was looking at a blurry mess or nothing at all.

The prop Dept went through a lot of trouble modifying a perfectly working telescope into some make believe device just to satisfy the story telling of the scene.
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:01 AM

His left hand appears to be on an added finder.

 

Lot of trouble to go through, for what? They could have just used a C-8, which is techie enough for the general public and donated it to a school after its fling with fame. Oh well. Hollywood!

 

I did read that even after all the manipulation it still put up images better than a Dynamax!

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:26 PM

 I'm sure Sean was looking at a blurry mess or nothing at all.
 

With is hand on the finder, he most certainly was looking at a blurry mess. The mess would have been even blurrier if the aforementioned hand was allowing him to keep his balance after a few drinkies. 

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:47 PM

That's nothing.  Agent 86 had a Questar in his other shoe.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:48 PM

You can always tell when someone unfamiliar with scopes and observing is pretending to look through one. The first give-away is having one or both hands on the instrument. 



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:24 PM

Studios tend to dress up telescopes with non-functioning hardware that make they look more futuristic or "sci-fi" looking

Like this truss dew whatever thingy on the Meade LX200 in Star Trek First Contact

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:46 PM

Ha, I had forgotten about that scene.

It's funny they didn't bother removing the Meade label.

Either that or Zefram Cochrane enhanced the Meade classic with his own optics.


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