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  2. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/interstellar-visitor-oumuamua-could-still-be-alien-technology-new-study-hints/ar-BB18iWQR?li=BBnb7Kz Still revelant...Still possible.
  3. With all due respect...you can draw your own premature conclusion about "Oumuamua". I'll prefer to wait until all of the facts are in before I draw mine about the true nature and origin of "Oumuamua". At least in that way...I will have given science the benefit of the doubt instead of science fiction.... Klitwo
  4. With all due respect....I believe the "same" could be said for the adjective "interesting" too....especially when it comes to trying to accurately describe something that currently has "no" confirmed scientific description or explanation....other than the use of "speculative"..... Klitwo
  5. Using the noun "speculation" or to "speculate" on what "Oumuamua" might possibly be (artificial or natural occuring?) would probably be more appropriate...especially if it were to be reviewed in a "hypothesis" in an academic setting. With all due respect....the use of the adjective "interesting" just doesn't seem "interesting" enough (except for a layman maybe) to arouse much "if any" scientific curiosity in a thesis that's about to be reviewed by one's peers.... P.S. Obviously the scientific community finds "Oumuamua" more than just "interesting"....otherwise we wouldn't be having this
  6. "we"? The only thing I can agree with concerning your statement above about "Oumuamua" is: Yes...currently the evidence for "Oumuamua" being artificial is still quite "speculative". However....the best current "observed" telescopic view we have of "Oumuamua" when it was passing through the inner solar system was at a such a great distance and with it being such a small object that nothing...even it's true shape and any surface features could be resolved even with some of the world's largest telescopes that tried to track it. Only a NASA flyby mission that can image it at some appropriate di
  7. Thanks to Mariner 4, launched on November 28, 1964, was the first successful flyby of the planet Mars and gave mankind the first glimpse of Mars at close range. Had we not launched Mariner 4 we wouldn't have been able to "confirm" the existance of huge craters on Mars. Until then (July 14 and July 15, 1965)...even using the world's largest telescopes at some of Mar's closest approaches of 35 million miles....the existance of craters on Mars was all "conjecture" and "speculation".....Public Domain image....> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mariner_4_craters.gif Klitwo
  8. Oops! An ancient artifact leftover from the great Martian pyramid building days in the Cydonia region on Mars....> Klitwo
  9. The Star-Liner equatorial clock-driven Newtonian mounts were quite elegant looking....certainly one that always stood out in an observing field of telescopes....> https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/monthly_07_2013/post-213982-14074148108382.jpg https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/monthly_01_2017/post-213982-0-97559700-1483758404.jpg Klitwo
  10. Consider making an adjustable pier height...a smaller dia. telescoping steel tube within a slightly larger dia. steel tube..... Klitwo
  11. If you were into amateur Astronomy back in the 1970s...you probably saw the Star-Liner advertisements in all of the popular astronomy magazines at the time. Here's one of their 1972 catalogs showing thier combination Cassegrain-Newtonian reflecting telescope (page 28) and many other accessories as well. They made much larger ones too....up to 16-inchers and even made 40-inch mirrors to boot. They're still a desirable cassegrain telescope as a "collectable" to have in your backyard observatory....if you can still find one for sale that is. The old Star-Liner company is long gone now but the
  12. If it's going to happen it needs to happen soon....> https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/11/oumuamua-mission-value-versus-new-horizon-pluto-and-europa-clipper.html P.S. This was in today's MSN top news again....> http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/harvards-top-astronomer-says-an-alien-ship-may-be-among-us-—-and-he-doesnt-care-what-his-colleagues-think/ar-BBTaWxw?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=AARDHP Klitwo
  13. What's even more surprising is NASA's lack of a response to "Oumuamua's" recent inner solar system visit. Even as "Oumuamua" glides past Saturn's orbit....NASA has or had a chance to send a rocket at break neck speed...a sling shot around the sun to catch up to "Oumuamua", to observe and image it at some appropriate distance before it leaves our solar system and back into deep space for good. If NASA would have done this, we would have finally understood the mystery of "Oumuamua", it's possible origin (artificial or natural occurring) and perhaps even it's final destination. Sadly that's not
  14. Here is thier phone number...give them a call....> (319) 351-3960 Email: info@opticalmechanics.com Klitwo
  15. Thier website is still up and running....> http://www.opticalmechanics.com/ P.S. I see nothing on thier website at this point that suggests they are closed down or out of business.... Klitwo
  16. I kindly ask...then what are "you" assuming then...is it artificial or isn't it? There are certain elements in it's characteristics and behavior that can possibly be attributed to either hypothesis....unless of course you perhaps know something about "Oumuamua" that NASA doesn't? If that's the case...then you've chosen the right forum to discuss it in. Here is what we know about "Oumuamua" so far....> https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/what-oumuamua-here-s-what-we-know-about-interstellar-object-ncna963656 P.S. Even NASA will tell you this....that the only way to know for
  17. The movie "Arrival" (Circa: 2016) is probably one good example (use your imagination here) why advanced aliens (If they exist) would want to visit planet Earth in the first place.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrival_(film Even though it's pure science-fiction....the so-called advanced aliens light sail shaped spaceships in the movie "Arrival" bear a similar theoretical depiction of the size and shape of "Oumuamua" (Circa: 2017)...... http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/arrival-poster-russia.jpg Klitwo
  18. Thank you for your comments (this applies to everyone) on the subject of "Oumuamua".... Currently "Oumuamua" is passing Saturn's orbit and will eventually leave our solar system for good with "no" universally accepted scientific explanation for it's true origin. If you strongly feel your proposed theory of how "Oumuamua" obtained it's remarkable speed before and after it entered our solar system will help science to explain "Oumuamua's" true origin (after some sort of peer review)...then I would expect NASA would be interested in hearing about it too. After all...that's the business the
  19. I do think the major problem of trying to understand the true nature of "Oumuamua" is in fact it's speed...which is estimated to be approximately 196,000mph. So far to date...no known comets or asteroids have even come close to that. If outgassing alone were found to be the prime reason for it's remarkable speed....we "wouldn't" be having this conversation now....which based on the laws of Physics as we understand them, "keeps" the door open for further conjecture. Klitwo
  20. This YouTube video may be helpful too...> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpF1_Q5yPsk Klitwo
  21. "In its astronomical use, a Barlow lens may be placed immediately before an eyepiece to effectively decrease the eyepiece's focal length by the amount of the Barlow's divergence" > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlow_lens P.S. The key words here are: "immediately before an eyepiece". Klitwo
  22. Sometimes it's nice to go back and revisit the Celestron 6SE instruction manual to check out the correct alignment procedure again....just to make sure you're pushing the right buttons when you need to. Just in case you need one for a reference...here you go > https://www.manualslib.com/manual/26535/Celestron-Nexstar-6-Se.html This to may be helpful...> https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/516707-how-important-is-the-bubble-level/ Klitwo
  23. I particularly like this clock-driven and/or even slow motion equatorial arrangement for mounting a pair of 10x50s binoculars. It's a very steady and rigid way to enjoy binocular observing if you want to spend time viewing an object for an extended period of time while tracking on it too..,.> http://i.picasion.com/pic82/aeb620f0bfc1caf2dfb70cb4b442b87b.gif Klitwo
  24. Thanks for the kind words. It was basically all hand-made out of 1/4-inch plywood with some 1/2-inch plywood thrown in places for good measure.....Strictly made in the same tradition as Sir Isaac Newton hand-crafted his splendid wooden Newtonian telescopes. All of the plywood was cut by hand...same with any drilled holes with the use of a non-electric hand drill. Lots of wood glue, hand sanding and some redwood stain. I hand-ground and polished the 10-inch f/4 Pyrex mirror back in the early 1960s and still found use for it in my Dob-Buster (See 4th. image)....All-in-all it was about 12 mon
  25. My homemade periscope-style off-set magnetic base all-plywood 40mm finder I use on my homemade all-plywood 10-inch f/4 Dob-Buster. P.S. The image also shows my all-plywood horizontal lead screw (two speed) sled focuser with my homemade 2-inch PVC 32mm 5-element Erfle eyepiece. Klitwo
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