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mdstuart

Massive Scope coming to SGL6

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I ain't climbing up the steps to that :)

Cheers

Ant

The clouds will have closwd in b4 you get to the top of the steps

You better organise a descent size cherry picker

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The clouds will have closwd in b4 you get to the top of the steps

You better organise a descent size cherry picker

A large enough scope and the clouds will not be a problem :)

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I ain't climbing up the steps to that :)

Cheers

Ant

No problem, Ant...

I think that's the one that comes with a space elevator.

Take the elevator up, and then rappel down. ;)

;):)

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It it possible for one person to turn the focussing knob?

Edited by ColB

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Ask the airport to borrow their stairs.

You should charge something like £1 per view for a min at SGL :) Donate the money to Charity or something.

I know I would pay.

Edited by Lurker

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wondering what really is next to the scope so ive enlarged the photo, now I know its a "WUWU".

Edited by naked"I"

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From close inspection of the photo I estimate that the diameter of the mirror is about the same as the length of the police car. This looks like a BMW saloon to me, the average length of a 3 or 5 series is 4.5 meters, so its roughly 180 inch Dob!

Edited by reddoss

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You all have such a sense of humour. This has been my most enjoyable thread this year!

Now if someone had a VERY large Atik camera we might be able to get picture of the week using the scope on the veil nebula!

Mark

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looking at the manual for this scope the draw tube has billions of light years increments marked on it in and it does actually focus on infinity.

It is also rumoured that if two of these scopes are within 50 miles of each other they affect the earths orbit

Edited by Photosbykev

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I can't wait to have a look through that.:) As much as I would love a scope as big as that I bet the cool down times are a nightmare.

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