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Maybe the local council could provide photon recycling bins next to the bottle-banks?

LOL :D

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Mine does- unfortunately they use them to grow some strange 20 foot tall plants that line the roads and have photon emitters at the top.

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Hi,

One of the best light hearted threads for a long time.

Well done Ian for starting the idiocy :D

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Maybe the local council could provide photon recycling bins next to the bottle-banks?

They already have them at Aldi next to the battery recycling box. :D

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I'm sure there more to iwatkins statement, gamma-gamma physics hurts my head and you're all being mean.If I was not hear to observe, you all would not exist and my bucket of photons would goto waste.

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Sorry, I just didnt get being called a lamer. Can you explain?

Don't take it too seriously, they are ONLY smilies, and merely a symbol that when viewed represents an expressive face - formed by the characters and used in forums etc to indicate that the writer is pleased or joking.

It's lame to not have a sense of humour...

:D

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Just end your session by looking at a black hole and any leftover photons get sucked back out.

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Good question. It maybe should be posted in the Science Section?

Cheers

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I thought I did. Sorry all, got completely the wrong end of the stick.

:D

Anyway, Redshift by photon decay is a reasonable scientific theory. However it cannot explain all the observed phenomena.

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What I normally do is put all my eyepieces and filters in the tube, put the end cap on and give it all a good shake. That seems to get most of them out.

For the really stubborn ones some old bits of sharp scrap metal and a few stones does the trick.

I keep them all in a bucket and them sprinkle them on the Christmas tree at the end of the year. It looks great and saves a fortune on the electricity bill!

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned sand-blasting the primary mirror to remove photons.

This has really changed my views for sure!

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A healthy way to stop the photons would entail a visit to your local greengrocer. Depending on the size of your scope buy a piece of fruit and stuff it into the end of your reflector or slice it in half and squish it over the end of your refractor. I suggest an apple for a 3", mango for 4", coconut for 5", pineapple for 6". This would also count towards your 5 a day. You won't see much though.. so... maybe.....Drat!

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"This sketch is getting silly" - Monty Python

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A healthy way to stop the photons would entail a visit to your local greengrocer. Depending on the size of your scope buy a piece of fruit and stuff it into the end of your reflector or slice it in half and squish it over the end of your refractor. I suggest an apple for a 3", mango for 4", coconut for 5", pineapple for 6". This would also count towards your 5 a day. You won't see much though.. so... maybe.....Drat!

:D

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"This sketch is getting silly" - Monty Python

:D

Very funny thread. Can't wait for the next one!

Edited by MissMessier

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I reverse the fan on my 250 before each session and this clears any residual photons that may be lurking from the last session......works for me :D

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...just send me some of the 'stuff' you're on....

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