Recent content by NerfMonkey

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    Article tries to debunk the BBT

    This seems more like *****ing about the United States and trying to use the (no longer standard) big bang theory to do so, than a scientific debunking to me. The article also says that black holes are "imaginary:" Finally, this article is about the no longer standard, old big bang theory...
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    What's wrong with a bit of global warming?

    Read my post. I made no connection between that and global warming. I don't know which would be more expensive: moving a few dozen million people and rebuilding their homes and businesses somewhere else, or trying to slow down or prevent the effects of global warming. I just think it would be...
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    What's wrong with a bit of global warming?

    Your comment about Atlantis is one of the most ignorant things I've ever heard. Anyway, ignoring that... To be honest, I'd rather not have my house destroyed and be forced to move elsewhere. I'd also like to still be able to go on vacation in South Carolina. In case you didn't know...
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    Gravity verses electromagnetic attraction

    In some cases gravity can be repulsive instead of attractive. But in every day circumstances you're right.
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    What's your favorite movie?

    I haven't seen either of those but if by "that type of movie" you mean weird semi-porno-type movies that would be awkward to watch with close friends, it isn't that type of film. It's really a pretty good one, but it was produced on a low budget and was given really bad reviews. It's very...
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    What's your favorite movie?

    How about the Elegant Universe series on the PBS website? :P Boondock Saints, my favorite movie of all time hands-down. Gratuitous violence, extreme profanity and sexual content. Plus great music.
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    Multi-colored Stars

    Last night was much colder than it had been during the day and I didn't allow as much time as I usually do for the scope to cool off so that would make sense. Thanks for the reply.
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    Multi-colored Stars

    I was out observing about an hour ago (finally found M51 for the first time :biggrin:) when I noticed what I assumed was a star to the northeast just a few degrees above the horizon. I looked at it and immediately noticed it appeared to be flashing, but not like an airplane. I stared at it more...
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    Another retarded question

    Wouldn't the observer see the other object flying away at the speed of light? No matter what the speeds of the two objects are their speeds can never add up to more than c, right? So his clock would be moving at normal speed and he would see the other object's clock either stop if it was...
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    Stargazing Lunar Eclipse

    I saw a plane go over while out with the telescope and wondered if those people had a good view of it. Very cool.
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    Stargazing Lunar Eclipse

    Disregard. Thanks for the compliment.
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    Stargazing Lunar Eclipse

    Did anyone else catch the eclipse last night? I drug out the Dob around 9:30 and watched until 11:15 or so. It was brutally cold but totally cloudless and clear for most of the night. Saturn was right there too, at opposition I believe; so I got some good views of it too. I took a bunch of...
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    Stargazing Magnification of telescope

    Most things I've read say about 50 times per inch of aperture for a high-quality telescope or about 2 per millimeter. So yours would probably be about 300. I don't know how to find optic quality as it's not something you can measure, just collimate the scope to the best of your abilities and...
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    Zhumell 3x Barlow

    Sorry to be starting a new topic yet again, hope I don't look like a post whore: I'm thinking about buying this barlow but first I have some questions. 1) Will I be sacrificing a lot of image quality (if any) in using a 3x barlow? My scope is a 12" Dob. 2) Will the barlow simply triple...