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... that's getting pretty big
« on: May 24, 2008, 02:42:47 PM »
This is from a backyard telescope. Obviously a pretty danged nice telescope. You can see the functional solar panels rotating -- also the Jules Verne ATV docked all the way off on the right side of the main stack.

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Re: ... that's getting pretty big
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 07:16:02 PM »
Amazing. I thought it was fake at first - it looks like a miniature. I googled that guy's name (Dirk Ewers) and it appears that video has been making the rounds. He's from Germany and shot that with a 5 inch refractor. It appears he's taken a few great shots, but I haven't found his web site if he has one.

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Re: ... that's getting pretty big
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 08:09:38 PM »
Found his site: http://www.astroewers.de/  translated version

Based on the many pictures on his site taken with a Meade LX200 12", I have to doubt that the video above was shot with a 5" refractor. I suppose it's possible, I dunno.

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Re: ... that's getting pretty big
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 11:14:46 AM »
That tripod is hilarious.

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Re: ... that's getting pretty big
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 11:28:28 PM »
The early 90's gradient background is what really makes it.
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Re: ... that's getting pretty big
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 11:39:56 AM »
Neat!  :detta:
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