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JamesF

That's not a telescope!

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That's a dustbin!

I'm sure it's partially just the lens and camera angle, but it makes the scope pictured on this page look like the chap could climb inside it:

BBC News - Video tracks stricken Mars probe

The mount doesn't exactly look insubstantial either.

James

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Its a bin, you know one of those brabantia ones.

Edited by Chris H

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I'd dread to think how much that costs!

I bet Blue Peter could make one out of a dust bin?

Edited by Slippy

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I helped a mate unpack a 14" SCT a few years back. The box the OTA came in was about as long and wide as our dining room table and about 4 feet tall. It took both of us to lift the OTA out and onto the mount although I've seen a video of one person doing this - must have been a strong guy !.

Edited by John

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That is impressive if I start saving now do you think I'd have one when I retire in 40 years?

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That mount looks awesome! £10,000 though, I should think so :(

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I saw this linked in another thread a while back, but it deserves reposting :o

Sheer brilliance, I might add :(

Edited by Dunkster

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Its a bin, you know one of those brabantia ones.

It's not a bin, it's a formula 1 Tyre :( (slick)

Edited by Si W

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How does that guy see anything with his scope with so many tall trees around?

Sorry i posted this comment on the wrong thread.

Edited by LukeSkywatcher

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Seriously, you would have to be committed to haul that monster around anywhere. My glass back wouldn't stand a chance.

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Seriously, you would have to be committed to haul that monster around anywhere. My glass back wouldn't stand a chance.

I think you would have to employ one two of the worlds strongest man competitors to help.

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Does the toyota have a retractable roof?

LOL.

LOL

He just grabs it and straps it in the passenger seat :(

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in the first pic from original post the counter balance system looks so small. lovely scope though

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could you mount a pier in the back of a pickup!! Mobile grab and go obssy!!

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Wossaprob? A friend and I took a full factory 16" LX200 to Kelling a few years ago, parts in each car and two of us to assemble it. :(

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It's a Tak EM400 and a C14 EdgeHD. I have seen people bring larger rigs to star parties.

The amazing things are his expertise to modified the mount control system, write software to track and image satellites, and the dedication to drive hundred of miles to image that probe.

Incredible :(

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