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Cigarlover

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The next few decades are going to redefine how we look at the universe. IMO.
 

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Space Telescopes are still the way to go. Had one of these Earth bound babies back in the 70s:




It worked better for terrestrial viewing. Field of view too narrow {1/2degree}, high power subject to atmospheric disturbance, jittery, etc. Well, the moon was great {but blindingly bright}, tried to resolve the lunar landing spot.

Low power/wide field is where it's at. {Did u just walk away after purchasing the $100 roller?}

However, with the trusty Dyno6 {after lugging it around like a big torpedo} I could read the court house clock from about 12 miles away and it gave a great view of the co-ed dorms :idea:
 
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The resolution they are going to get from these new scopes is pretty amazing. Will be able to look directly at planets from earth and see atmospheres ect..Wont be long now before we can actually see flying cars on the new planets. :). The next 100 years for astronomy is going to be amazing. Unless of course we just blow ourselves up.
 

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I had one of those 1970s models with a sun filter. They are cool if you have the time.