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skrap1r0n
2004-May-02, 06:22 PM
This is a nice setup (http://deepsky.cia.com.au/binoculars/clive/510mm_binoculars.html)

Sever
2004-May-02, 06:28 PM
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

AZgazer
2004-May-02, 06:46 PM
Very nice indeed. The views must be spectacular, the feeling of "falling" into space is one that I would love to feel. :D

Glom
2004-May-02, 07:06 PM
:o Oh my hell! :o I've never seen Dobsonian binoculars before.

The Bad Astronomer
2004-May-02, 07:27 PM
Glom, next time, try harder to find better words.

Glom
2004-May-02, 07:31 PM
At least I used asterisks. :oops:

Andromeda321
2004-May-02, 07:34 PM
OMG, I WANT ONE!!!!
I mean, doesn't everyone here want one as well? Don't tell me I'm that weird... :wink:

The Supreme Canuck
2004-May-02, 07:36 PM
Wow. Try explaining why you're on the front lawn at night with THAT to the neighbours. :o

siriusastronomer
2004-May-02, 07:40 PM
mommy, can i have one for my birthday??? :-D PLEEEEEEAASE!?!?!

Torsten
2004-May-02, 08:31 PM
Hmmm. Two thoughts come to mind.

1. Portability. When asked "What is the best telescope to have", I give the old answer, "The one you'll use."

2. With the person standing in front of the OTAs in that setup, does body heat cause air currents and seeing problems?

Jim's Mobile Inc. builds reverse binoculars too, but considerably smaller.

Link: http://www.jimsmobile.com/rb10_data.htm

Normandy6644
2004-May-02, 09:07 PM
*droooooool* :o

skrap1r0n
2004-May-02, 09:25 PM
Hmmm. Two thoughts come to mind.

1. Portability. When asked "What is the best telescope to have", I give the old answer, "The one you'll use."

2. With the person standing in front of the OTAs in that setup, does body heat cause air currents and seeing problems?

Jim's Mobile Inc. builds reverse binoculars too, but considerably smaller.

Link: http://www.jimsmobile.com/rb10_data.htm

Umm dunno, I mean if you lived in a decent area, I'd build a shed around them. I'd still take them, Hell, I'd take HALF of them. Here's another 'scope (http://www.astromart.com/viewad.asp?cid=267866) that may cause arousal.

Glom
2004-May-02, 10:07 PM
You know where all this will end up, don't you? Keck in your backyard.

tracer
2004-May-02, 11:10 PM
I remember seeing a picture of a similar setup several years ago. A guy basically welded two Dobsonian 'scopes together and put a "periscope-like" system on it so that both images could be viewed at the same distance apart as the owner's two eyes. The only difference was that the eyepieces faced rearward, so the guy had to mount the 'scopes on a raised platform and sit with his legs underneath them.

He used it for comet hunting.

Presumably, the giant binoculars in the OP are used for comet or asteroid-hunting too.

Patrator
2004-May-03, 12:22 AM
Well, there are big binoculars... and there are BIG (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3666737.stm) binoculars

skrap1r0n
2004-May-03, 02:00 AM
Well, there are big binoculars... and there are BIG (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3666737.stm) binoculars

You know, I have been thinking about this scope most of the day, and it occurs to me that there's not really much of a point to that kind of scope, inless you just have the cash to blow and make people like us think "OOOH I want one!" I mean it's not like parallax is a necessity for celestial observation, if it was, the pro's would have a LOT better setup than that. I mean, that scope would be put to better use by chopping it down the middle and making 2 seperate scopes out of it.

Edit: lol I eat my words, I didn't notice your BIG was a link until I was about to hit the submit button, I guess the Pro's need one after all.

Wolverine
2004-May-03, 02:30 AM
This is a nice setup (http://deepsky.cia.com.au/binoculars/clive/510mm_binoculars.html)

WOW. 8)

However... ours, while not as powerful, sure are a heck of a lot more portable and easier to set up/tear down. :wink:

The Supreme Canuck
2004-May-03, 03:02 AM
So, what you do is mount it on the back of a flatbed truck. Now that's portable!

AK
2004-May-03, 03:22 AM
You know where all this will end up, don't you? Keck in your backyard.

Sounds good, but I'll wait til everyone has one and they're affordable. ;)

skrap1r0n
2004-May-03, 03:27 AM
So, what you do is mount it on the back of a flatbed truck. Now that's portable!

you mean like this? (http://www.osws.org/jason/starstruck.jpg)

Yeha I know, I already used this in another post, but it DID take me an hour to assemble... :lol:

Wolverine
2004-May-03, 03:30 AM
you mean like this? (http://www.osws.org/jason/starstruck.jpg)

Yeha I know, I already used this in another post, but it DID take me an hour to assemble... :lol:

I sure wouldn't want to try collimating that one. 8-[

The Supreme Canuck
2004-May-03, 03:42 AM
So, what you do is mount it on the back of a flatbed truck. Now that's portable!

you mean like this? (http://www.osws.org/jason/starstruck.jpg)

Yeha I know, I already used this in another post, but it DID take me an hour to assemble... :lol:

Dang it, for half a second it looked real! Scared the heck out of me! :P

tracer
2004-May-03, 04:07 AM
there's not really much of a point to that kind of scope, inless you just have the cash to blow and make people like us think "OOOH I want one!"
Take a regular pair of astronomical binoculars. Look at your favorite object in the night sky through one eyepiece with the other eye closed. Now, look at the same object through both eyepieces with both eyes open.

Even without parallax, the stereo image is a lot more satisfying, isn't it?

jest
2004-May-03, 04:55 AM
Hmmm. Two thoughts come to mind.

1. Portability. When asked "What is the best telescope to have", I give the old answer, "The one you'll use."



I'd use that one if I had a truck and one of those skidoo loading beds for the truck... :D

Charlie in Dayton
2004-May-03, 10:21 PM
Hey! Get away from there! skrap built that thing for me, and I ain't in the mood to share! Buzz off, junior...and watch the paint job!! Get my candy apple lemon yellow metalflake paint all fulla fingerprints, willya...

skrap1r0n
2004-May-03, 11:01 PM
Hey! Get away from there! skrap built that thing for me, and I ain't in the mood to share! Buzz off, junior...and watch the paint job!! Get my candy apple lemon yellow metalflake paint all fulla fingerprints, willya...

:D I was wondering when you were gonna pop into this thread Charlie...

Torsten
2004-May-03, 11:25 PM
jest wrote:


I'd use that one if I had a truck and one of those skidoo loading beds for the truck...

You'd have to put camper jacks on it. . . . Okay, it's getting portable now.

milli360
2004-May-04, 12:58 AM
Hey! Get away from there! skrap built that thing for me, and I ain't in the mood to share! Buzz off, junior...and watch the paint job!! Get my candy apple lemon yellow metalflake paint all fulla fingerprints, willya...
Hey, what's the bore on that there eyepiece? Where can I get some?

Andromeda321
2004-May-04, 02:14 AM
At this point I would like to mention all contributions to the "Andromeda Huge Binocular Telescope Fund" are greatly appreciated. All major credit cards are accepted, just pass it over to me and I'll get back to you.
Alright, alright, I'll settle for HALF. :wink:

Eros
2004-May-06, 07:40 AM
They double up as a double barrelled cannon in times of war.

Bloody nice bit of kit though, only ever seen (physically seen rather than a photo) one like it. I dont know who built them but it was like having two 5 inch refractors strapped together. the tripod was huge and it was as heavy as hell :) im informed they are great for comet hunting