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TalismanDate: Monday, 17.10.2011, 03:25 | Message # 1
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I know most of you guys are telescope owners, just admit it. What do you guys have? Seen any cool things? Discuss.

I myself have an 8-inch Orion XT.





 
RobbieDate: Monday, 17.10.2011, 19:55 | Message # 2
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Oh no! not another post about comparing our equipment! biggrin

I hope there's no double entendre in that declaration of yours smile But I wouldn't be surprised if SpaceEngineer has the biggest one here, but he'll have to tell you that himself. It has something to do with his line of work....





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TalismanDate: Monday, 17.10.2011, 21:44 | Message # 3
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Oh no! not another post about comparing our equipment?!

I hope there's no double entendre in that declaration of yours But I wouldn't be surprised if SpaceEngineer has the biggest one here, but he'll have to tell you that himself. It has something to do with his line of work....


Haha, and yeah I figured SpaceEngineer might have a telescope, hope he responds to this thread at some point when he's not busy.





 
SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 00:07 | Message # 4
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I shall disappoint you guys. I have only 10x50 binoculars.

But I regularly do observations on the biggest radiotelescope RATAN-600. This is my job as a research associate.

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TalismanDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 00:43 | Message # 5
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I shall disappoint you guys. I have only 10x50 binoculars.

But I regularly do observations on the biggest radiotelescope RATAN-600. This is my job as a research associate.


Wow, that is still impressive, what do the observations look like on the radiotelescope? How far can it see? Have you seen any cool things?





 
SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 01:29 | Message # 6
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I make observations of CMBR. How far is it? Hmmm... 13.7 billions light years:) But if you want to observe a galaxy, it may not be seen due to small "radiobrightness". I don't know which galaxies RATAN is able to observe.

How are observations made? I go to a receiver cabin, turn on many devices and launch a control program. An antennae receives a signal, that is amplified by several million times and then goes to a special PC that has a Fourier spectrometer board. This PC accumulates a spectra input signal, and records it onto a hard disk. So observations are done with several graphics on the PC monitor.

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TalismanDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 01:48 | Message # 7
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I make observations of CMBR. How far is it? Hmmm... 13.7 billions light years:) But if you want to observe a galaxy, it may not be seen due to small "radiobrightness". I don't know which galaxies RATAN is able to observe.

How are observations made? I go to a receiver cabin, turn on many devices and launch a control program. An antennae receives a signal, that is amplified by several million times and then goes to a special PC that has a Fourier spectrometer board. This PC accumulates a spectra input signal, and records it onto a hard disk. So observations are done with several graphics on the PC monitor.


That's amazing, That's like my dream job, doing something crazy being an astronomer, I love space and want to pursue a career like that.







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SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 16:52 | Message # 8
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LOL. I'm not an astrologist, I'm an astronomer.

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j0KeRDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 17:21 | Message # 9
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Yeah astrologist is totally different thing , it has to something to do with signs and such things , astronomer is the one who studying the stars wink




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RobbieDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 17:34 | Message # 10
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LOL, I'm not astrologist, I'm astronomer.


Yeah...but to be fair to Talisman, astrology does have a specious connection to stars, then again he did say crazy, which astrologists are -- for believing in such superstitious nonsense.

Perhaps you meant astrophysicist Talisman ? smile





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TalismanDate: Tuesday, 18.10.2011, 17:41 | Message # 11
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Perhaps you meant astrophysicist Talisman ?


Haha, My mistake, the word I was looking for was Astronomer or Astrophysicist, It was late.

I do NOT want to be an astrologist!





 
SpaceEngineerDate: Wednesday, 19.10.2011, 02:31 | Message # 12
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do NOT want to be an astrologist!

It pleases me biggrin





 
Bodster2Date: Sunday, 30.10.2011, 19:08 | Message # 13
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Talisman, that sounds like an amazing job you have there!

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spacerDate: Monday, 27.06.2016, 01:26 | Message # 14
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i know this is very very old thread but didnt want to do new one.
i have a question. i really want to buy a telescope.
and want to hear your opinion, what is better to buy?
Reflecting telescope or Refracting telescope?
and its will be great if someone can explain the differences i will see with each of them. smile

thanks





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steeljaw354Date: Monday, 27.06.2016, 12:53 | Message # 15
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I current have Celestron 114lcm
 
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