Brad Snowder's Blog – August 2013 Archive (2)

LX200 Telescope

Meade 10 inch f/10 LX200 ACF Meade 10" f/10 LX200 ACF



I'll start with that "ACF" part because that tells you what kind of a telescope I've purchased. It looks an awful lot like a Schmidt Cassegrain because the light path is "folded up" into a similar package to a Schmidt. The 10" f/10 suggests a 100 inch light path but the scope is…

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Added by Brad Snowder on August 11, 2013 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

Happy Mars Curiosity Day

Someday there will be a town here. New Pasadena. One whole year ago my fellow NASA tweeps and I were at JPL in Pasadena listening to Allen Chen give us live play by play updates as Curiosity descended to the Martian surface and the famous seven minutes of terrible possibilities unfolded. Even Neil deGrasse Tyson has since admitted he had severe doubts about the Rube Goldberg landing scheme. You can get an…

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Added by Brad Snowder on August 4, 2013 at 2:18am — 3 Comments

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