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#26 Wildetelescope

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:41 PM

It isn't just old shows. Even modern, relatively 'hard' scifi gets it wrong!

 

(Full size: https://i.redd.it/t5qc741q89x21.jpg)

 

attachicon.gifexpanse_telescope_oops.jpg

ARRGGHHH!! That is my favorite show. I missed that one!   How could they! lol

 

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#27 Tom Masterson

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 01:45 PM

And not just movies. Barbie may have a degree in Astrophysics and knows what end of the reflector goes up, but the packaging art department has spent too much time watching Sci-fi movies.

 

 

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#28 Reid W

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:26 AM

The packaging is for the Barbie Telescope, but the art is for the Barbie Macro kit.....honest mistake.


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#29 hboswell

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:29 AM

I'm just impressed that the Barbie folks did this at all!

 

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#30 Sarkikos

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:47 AM

It isn't just old shows. Even modern, relatively 'hard' scifi gets it wrong!

 

(Full size: https://i.redd.it/t5qc741q89x21.jpg)

 

attachicon.gifexpanse_telescope_oops.jpg

Which show is this pic from?  The link is broken, and I have no idea of the show just looking at the pic.  Words, people, please.  grin.gif

 

Is it from Expanse?  I do see that word in the jpg name, now that I quoted your post.

 

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#31 NorthernlatAK

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:51 AM

I got the astrophysics Barbie for my girls this Christmas and it was correct on the box
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#32 NorthernlatAK

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:44 AM

My mistake, it is wrong on the box!
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#33 kmparsons

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 12:19 PM

The optics in movies that really grab my attention are the huge binoculars mounted on warships in movies like Sink the Bismarck. They look really huge, like 25 X 120s or something like that. They are mounted on swivel mounts that give them enormous freedom of motion. Too bad they had to be used to look for the enemy rather than at the sky. 



#34 Olhado

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 05:40 PM

Which show is this pic from? The link is broken, and I have no idea of the show just looking at the pic. Words, people, please. grin.gif

Is it from Expanse? I do see that word in the jpg name, now that I quoted your post.

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Sorry, weird the link is broken, I uploaded it to CN.

Yes, it’s the expanse!


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#35 BFaucett

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 06:22 PM

Sorry, weird the link is broken, I uploaded it to CN.
 

 

The link just had a ) inadvertently included at the end.

 

Here's the corrected link:  https://i.redd.it/t5qc741q89x21.jpg

 

Cheers! Bob F. smile.gif


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#36 SteveG

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 08:04 PM

And for those of us watching Star Trek Discovery:

 

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Which you can buy here:

https://www.spotern....-trek-discovery


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#37 Sarkikos

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:03 PM

Well, I was watching STD.  (What a bad choice for a show title!  They should have thought about the acronym! lol.gif )   But … I couldn't see continuing a Roku channel just to see one show with an obvious "woke" agenda. shrug.gif

 

What telescope is that?  

 

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#38 Jarno

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:04 AM

Well, I was watching STD.  (What a bad choice for a show title!  They should have thought about the acronym! lol.gif )   But … I couldn't see continuing a Roku channel just to see one show with an obvious "woke" agenda. shrug.gif

 

What telescope is that?  

 

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Looks like a Skywatcher 80mm that's been set on fire.

 

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#39 DaveHume

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:20 PM

As has been covered on other threads is the Moonraker shown in Altered Carbon.  Just beautiful...

 

https://www.cloudyni...on#entry8488413


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 12:54 PM

I have the re-issue of Ray Bradbury's "It Came from Outer Space". I watched it the other night forgetting that it was done in 3D as well. What a hoot! The telescope jumps out about 4 feet in to my viewing area!! Could have almost spun it around!!


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:31 PM

Well, I was watching STD.  (What a bad choice for a show title!  They should have thought about the acronym! lol.gif )   But … I couldn't see continuing a Roku channel just to see one show with an obvious "woke" agenda. shrug.gif

 

What telescope is that?  

 

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"Woke" agenda? What's that?



#42 Sarkikos

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:47 AM

"Woke" agenda? What's that?

PM sent.

 

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:33 AM

And not just movies. Barbie may have a degree in Astrophysics and knows what end of the reflector goes up, but the packaging art department has spent too much time watching Sci-fi movies.

Lol, I actually bought that for my girlfriend as a christmas gag gift (she has an 8" Orion Newt, so it seemed appropriate), didn't even notice the packaging has it backwards. 


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 02:02 PM

The Muggles just don't understand Newts.  shrug.gif   To them, every telescope works like a refractor.  That's what they see in the cartoons.

 

:grin:

Mike


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:14 PM

 I wonder  what it would go for in CNC and Amart? As the recent buyer of a Vixen 130ED SS I'm in the market for vintage refractors.  That light path looks interesting as does the eyepiece, David



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 05:23 PM

Is that a solar filter over the objective?

 

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:47 PM

Can I just say that I had no idea so many people would get so much enjoyment out of this!!

 

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