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    Bwahahahahahaha

    Review for a cheap telescope.

    (rated 1 star out of 5) terrible
    By normal dad from Northridge, CA on 8/30/2009
    Cons: Flimsy, Poor Design
    Describe Yourself: Parent Of Two Or More Children
    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    I just bought this for my 5 year old girl. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but once assembled (very little assembly needed), everything showed inversed. We tried looking at numbers on a house and all the numbers were inversed. In order to move left, we had to move right and vice versa. What a disappointment. Now my daughter might think that the "R" in Toys R Us is actually not backwards.

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    All reflecting telescopes reverse the image.
    Palomar reverses the image.
    Keck reverses, etc.

    Oh wait, he said inversed. I didn't know they sold fluoroscope at Toys R Us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    All reflecting telescopes reverse the image.
    Palomar reverses the image.
    Keck reverses, etc.

    Oh wait, he said inversed. I didn't know they sold fluoroscope at Toys R Us.
    Yeah, there is so much wrong with that review. I assume he meant reversed but even then, this is apparently a man that knows nothing about how telescopes work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Yeah, there is so much wrong with that review. I assume he meant reversed but even then, this is apparently a man that knows nothing about how telescopes work.

    I remember my first telescope, and how hard it was to actually find certain objects with it. And how fast the objects actually moved across the field of view....you could watch a star for about 1 minute before having to search for it again. Got real frustrating real quick.

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    There's nothing in the rule book that says you have to have brains to be a father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post

    I remember my first telescope, and how hard it was to actually find certain objects with it. And how fast the objects actually moved across the field of view....you could watch a star for about 1 minute before having to search for it again. Got real frustrating real quick.
    Telescopes now are amazing. They can track objects by themselves, they're insanely more powerful than what you used to be able to get, they're just awesome pieces of equipment.

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    Mine tracks well but the GoTo feature is the pits (celestron 10 inch newt).
    Enter an object and the scope will just swing off in a random direction.
    The optics are really good (have seen all the planets but Pluto) but I really want a new mount.

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    Oh, and I want one of these so badly I could spit.

    Solar Telescope

    http://www.coronadofilters.com/Quick...php?album=PST/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Oh, and I want one of these so badly I could spit.

    Solar Telescope

    http://www.coronadofilters.com/Quick...php?album=PST/
    That is just simply amazing.

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    Whole lot more sunny days here than nights with good viewing.

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    Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
    Not exactly. The reviewer is smart enough to find his/her way back to the website to write the review. So you'd think that he/she could google something like "telescope image upside down" and get an immediate answer to the question. And wouldn't you know, it works.

    http://www.telescopes.com/telescopes...ownarticle.cfm
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    I'd like to make my own telescope someday. Something along the lines of 8" or 10" reflecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Oh, and I want one of these so badly I could spit.

    Solar Telescope

    http://www.coronadofilters.com/Quick...php?album=PST/
    I saw solar flares through this 1840 11" refractor equipped with a modern hydrogen alpha filter. Like this open house picture. It's at the historic Cincinnati Observatory.

    Last edited by rm -rf; 10-24-09 at 12:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
    For all you know...the guy could have a doctorate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Making fun of people that didn't get a good education, most probably do to inequity in the education system...priceless.
    Lessee, there's the internet, there's books, and there's the paperwork that comes with the telescope. There's no reason for him not to have known that's what those kinds of telescopes do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Lessee, there's the internet, there's books, and there's the paperwork that comes with the telescope. There's no reason for him not to have known that's what those kinds of telescopes do.
    oi look, we've got mr. hoity toity nets it all here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    oi look, we've got mr. hoity toity nets it all here!
    hoity toity? Me?
    Most people would just use one word to describe me: Horny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I'd like to make my own telescope someday. Something along the lines of 8" or 10" reflecting.
    Why not a 1.8M home-built one.
    http://group70.org/

    Oh wait, they have been working for 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Yeah, there is so much wrong with that review. I assume he meant reversed but even then, this is apparently a man that knows nothing about how telescopes work.
    Or inverted. Unless of course, in his own "special" way, he was attempting to convey that the images were, upside down and backwards? Well, that or he's just an idiot.
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years. Mark Twain (apocryphal)

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    The last time I looked through one of my many telescopes, Lord XENU visited me with a probe.

    Couch
    This thread needs more Chipcom!

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    Did he at least bring lube this time?

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    Here's mine. It's leaves a lot to be desired, but, on occasion, I've been able to view some cool stuff through it.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years. Mark Twain (apocryphal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Mine tracks well but the GoTo feature is the pits (celestron 10 inch newt).
    Enter an object and the scope will just swing off in a random direction.
    The optics are really good (have seen all the planets but Pluto) but I really want a new mount.
    Have you tried resetting the base line again?
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I'd like to make my own telescope someday. Something along the lines of 8" or 10" reflecting.
    It's not worth doing yourself when this stuff is available.http://www.skywatcherusa.com/8-dobso...pe-s11700.html

    Unless you just want to do it for the satisfaction.

    I'd have one of those in a heartbeat if i lived where my friend does in the Pincher Creek area. it's Dark down there.

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