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15-03-2009, 10:55 AM
Hmm... I see collimation screws and a mirror - and the finder is down the wrong end. Must be a special scope. :lol:
15-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Correct, but really mate, you do have too much time on your hands, LOL.
Good one Chris, now that would answer many questions of why they couldn't find their way home. :lol: :lol:
15-03-2009, 11:04 AM
Dr Smith never did know much.
Watch the next episode Chris and find some more.
15-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Now I feel hurt Gary.... :P
15-03-2009, 11:32 AM
Ahhhhhhh.......Lost In Space, my favourite show when I was a kid!!
I wish it was still on TV.
Nothing like a lazy afternoon watching Dr Smith.:lol:
15-03-2009, 11:49 AM
There is a perfectly simple explanation.
First you need to take into concideration that the photo is taken in daylight and they are obviously not using the scope.
Secondly, they are in the middle of a desert like environment where there is a real risk of getting sand and dust blown all over the place.
Therefore they have tilted the scope down so all that dust and sand will not settle on the mirror.
I'll leave it up to someone wiser than me to explain about those other things hanging off the scope. :P
15-03-2009, 11:50 AM
Lateral thinking there, Jeanette:lol:
15-03-2009, 11:53 AM
Jeez Jeanette. I'm shocked and dissapointed that you didn't know that those "things" hanging off the side are what made this a "planetary spectrum analyser". Will had just finished taking a reading by looking at a special spot on the mount.
15-03-2009, 12:11 PM
:doh:Being just a dull housewife and part time checkout chick I wouldn't know about that sort of thing.
Maybe some of the boys from the Spectroscopy thread would be able to enlighten us as to how this particular setup works.:D
15-03-2009, 12:47 PM
If you can build an inter-planetry space craft why would you need a telescope in the first place? As a kid I always used to wonder how every planet they crash landed on had a breathable atmosphere. I also wondered as they were traveling to the nearest star (alpha centuri) why were there planets in the first place and where did the light come from?:shrug::P.
Danger Will Robertson Danger (drat no usable emoticon :D)
15-03-2009, 01:58 PM
LOL! :lol: I knew it wasn't a real one anyway because it'd have far more flashing lights on it.
15-03-2009, 03:03 PM
LOL @ Chris
15-03-2009, 07:19 PM
Actually, I know what is happening in the picture:
Will Robinson: "Dr. Smith, you've set up the telescope up the wrong way"
Dr. Smith: "Yours not to question why; yours to do as I say or die! (turns to Robot) You bubble-headed booby! You realize what you've done? Oh the paiiiiin!"
15-03-2009, 07:55 PM
:rofl: :lol: :rofl: :lol: :rofl: :lol: :thumbsup: Must have been his delicate back :)
15-03-2009, 09:11 PM
Aaargh :) why let the truth get in the way of a good story ;)
I loved this show as a kid. The movie remake a few years ago wasn't that bad either.
I wonder how many astronomy geek of the day picked up on that. :rofl:
Well spotted Chris.
15-03-2009, 11:30 PM
It was pretty good for a remake wasn't it.:)
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