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    Any astronomers? I've got a Orion 130 ST. It's a handy scope, and I get great views. I'm trying to get a camera for it so I can post some pics. Everyone get set for the eclipse on the 28th.


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    I just have a basic 80mm scope, I would love to get something bigger and almost did once. Would love to see any shots you take as that also was what I wanted to do with a good scope. No point in looking if you can't also share


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    My godfather has a pretty big telescope, I can actually see the rings of saturn, which was very cool.

    Most other stars though, are pretty much unimpressive to me - it's just a bigger, brighter dot.

    The moon is bitchin' to look at though :-)
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    -edit by Pendragon. reason: insult-


    Abraxas is not an astromer, but years ago fell in love- and is still in love- with the universe.

    Her heart and soul sails away on both those Voyagers, destined for Alpha Centauri 10 thousand years from now (mankind is rank stupidity...by god we're so fucking slow, its pathetic).
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    'was a potshot.

    I'm actually in love with Anchovy.

    On topic:
    Something strange I read today.
    Biblical 'codes' have predicted the end of the world in 20012.
    The Mayan calender dates the end of the world at 2012 (using the stars and planets as reference- so 'on topic')
    Bishop Usher (sp?), who dated the world at 4 thousand some odd years old using the bible, dated apocalypse...around 20012.

    I'm beginnig to think we have 7 years left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abraxas
    'was a potshot.

    I'm actually in love with Anchovy.
    You always were a fish-eater, weren't you?

    On topic:
    Something strange I read today.
    Biblical 'codes' have predicted the end of the world in 20012.
    The Mayan calender dates the end of the world at 2012 (using the stars and planets as reference- so 'on topic')
    Bishop Usher (sp?), who dated the world at 4 thousand some odd years old using the bible, dated apocalypse...around 20012.

    I'm beginnig to think we have 7 years left.
    And don't forget that we're about due for a cataclysmic meteor strike, Yellowstone super-volcano, magnetic pole shift, global warming, ice age, mass extinction, radical mutation, and last but not least a good smack on the head to get your brains back in order.

    *smack*

    (By the way, the Aztecs used to think that they needed to maintain the constant blood sacrifice in order to stave off their version of the apocalypse which would come every 500 years (I'm not sure about the time scale actually. I read this in Demon-Haunted World and no longer have it. Tried a google search and came up with squat) that has already passed. The sacrifices stopped. And we're still here.)

    (And early christianity was, of course, a doomsday cult that didn't even think it necessary to write down the words of Christ because they were all going to be taken to heaven in their lifetimes. No reason to save his words for posterity. Ha!)
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    I want to buy a telescope for when I get bored, but I haven't done it yet. Of course, I like looking at things with the naked eye
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    I'm not a real astronomer as I just sit behind my PC and download data from NASA missions :P I do created mosaics from the NASA rawimages though
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    I like sitting outside and looking at the stars on a boring summer weeknight. I usually see the North Star in my backyard as bright as day.
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    wheter you like anchovies or not, I've editted your post. You may attack people's opinions, but not their personality.

    Telescopes..I allways wanted one but they're so expensive Last year I bought a very cheap thing (5 euro's!), just to gaze at the moon :wink: Maybe when I get rich I'll buy a real one.
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    You may attack people's opinions, but not their personality.
    Heh. I thought she attacked his appearance.
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    This place is PLAGUED with moderators.

    Pendragon is a moderator?!
    I've never thought any place possible where the moderators out number the members.
    Other than Cuba.

    Poly:
    I like sitting outside and looking at the stars on a boring summer weeknight. I usually see the North Star in my backyard as bright as day.
    That's actually North Stars, plural.

    Sirius is a binary.
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    Sirius is a binary.
    Uhm.
    You mean Polaris?
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    *sheepish grin*

    Oops.
    Yes, Polaris.
    I get her mixed in with the Sirius something serious.

    The latter is the brigthest.
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    (By the way, the Aztecs used to think that they needed to maintain the constant blood sacrifice in order to stave off their version of the apocalypse which would come every 500 years (I'm not sure about the time scale actually. I read this in Demon-Haunted World and no longer have it. Tried a google search and came up with squat) that has already passed. The sacrifices stopped. And we're still here.)

    Ah invert, but where oh where are the Atztecs?

    I want to believe we have only 7 years left.

    Because I'm so brutal and so cool.



    Hardy har
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    Ah invert, but where oh where are the Atztecs?
    All around us. Picking vegetables and washing dishes.
    Well. In the US anyway.

    The thing is that I've already considered that the Aztec civilization fell. So perhaps their prophecy could be read as meaning the end of their world. Not the whole world.

    However, the end came not because of a lack of sacrifice. But rather the lack of sacrifice came because of the end of their world.

    Because I'm so brutal and so cool.
    Love your eye shadow.
    Is it made from the curdled souls of tortured artists?
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    [quote="invert_nexus"]
    Love your eye shadow.
    Is it made from the curdled souls of tortured artists?
    C'mon.

    Thats one of the tortured artists of Emperor.
    I'm blondier and prettier and I have a wooden leg.

    If I had my way, he would truly be tortured - concrete torture.
    To spice up the artistic flow, you know.

    I'm a demanding fan.
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    [quote="invert_nexus"]
    However, the end came not because of a lack of sacrifice. But rather the lack of sacrifice came because of the end of their world.

    Hmm, if i remember correctly, they turned lazy over the quality of the sacrifices.

    Like, ten beatiful virgins a week turned into a skank-ho every few months.

    Not sure.
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