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Fame! I'm gonna live forever

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat May 19, 2018 10:40 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: Fame! I'm gonna live forever

Postby Gfamily2 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:56 am

Nice review.

I'm bemused though, because I've just bought a pair of Papilio bins, which are specifically designed to allow close focus; so the Helios's 22 metre minimum focal distance makes them a very different beast to the 0.5 metre min focus for the Papilio.
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Re: Fame! I'm gonna live forever

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun May 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Gfamily2 wrote:Nice review.

I'm bemused though, because I've just bought a pair of Papilio bins, which are specifically designed to allow close focus; so the Helios's 22 metre minimum focal distance makes them a very different beast to the 0.5 metre min focus for the Papilio.


The Helios bins are specifically designed for astronomy, so close focus is not a design aim.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

My website: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/

My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/november-2015.html
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Re: Fame! I'm gonna live forever

Postby Gfamily2 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:43 pm

The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:
Gfamily2 wrote:Nice review.

I'm bemused though, because I've just bought a pair of Papilio bins, which are specifically designed to allow close focus; so the Helios's 22 metre minimum focal distance makes them a very different beast to the 0.5 metre min focus for the Papilio.


The Helios bins are specifically designed for astronomy, so close focus is not a design aim.

Definitely - horses for courses :)
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Re: Fame! I'm gonna live forever

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:54 pm

I'm currently in discussions about an Indian astronomy magazine.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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