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Have you ever wanted to use those $25,000+ telescopes?

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posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Well I found a site that lets you take control of those crazy expensive telescopes and the other night I was finally able to log onto the free telescope (g3). The free trial account is good for about 3 pictures.
www.global-rent-a-scope.com...

Using this telescope (Takahashi TOA-150 - 1100mm):


these are 3 shots I got:




pretty cool I must say, if you're into this sort of stuff. i never would have thought i'd be able to take pictures like this


Here is their wiki page and also other telescopes available for use (with membership though):
wiki.global-rent-a-scope.com...
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posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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S & F! That is great. I'd love to and will check this out. Thanks!



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Very cool.

Now I have to educate myself on telescopes......sigh

S&F



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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thx for the link!!! ill post my pics



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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With No chemtrails, a small magnification telescope or Stellarium everyone can see All of the worlds religions and their stories visible from the four cardinal points during 3/11 thur 3/12 2011.In the Mideastern sky the egyptian/christian religion rises on 3/12 2011 around 22:33:any seconds everyone can see the milky way and star Altair as geb/nut/Mary/angel. With Venus/love/spirit giving birth to the rising sun/son/Ra/Jesus with Set/Saturn/Satan near by.You have been thawed from a cold intolerance 32 to more tolerance 33 degrees.This is the global warming TPTB are scared of. Popcorn and soda are available off earth at a reduced cost.Tickets for moon base alpha are also an op tion for a clearer and closer view. Welcome to the freedom fleet,your minds are released.Neo you are no longer neoconned and now freed from organized religion.



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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those are great pics. i would love to get my hands on one of those.. can you move telescope to look at whatever you want to?



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by Alucard666
those are great pics. i would love to get my hands on one of those.. can you move telescope to look at whatever you want to?

With the trial account you get to select from a list of galaxies/areas. If you have a regular account though, you can look anywhere you want (or enter in co-ords).

(all of the pictures below were shot tonight)
+right click image -> open in new tab if you want full picture, since ats cuts the right side off

ones i took:







I told my buddy about the site and here is what he got (some really nice ones):



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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 04:22 AM
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that is cool , i loved astronomy ever since i was a child and had my first telescope when i was 10 ( a present from my mother ) and thinking of buying one now , but are you really sure these pictures are taken from a $25000 + ? because those pictures are not that good , now if this is what im going to get from less than $4000 or less quality then im going to forget about it.

any way thanx for sharing this with us S&F



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 04:52 AM
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Originally posted by Dr UAE
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but are you really sure these pictures are taken from a $25000 + ? because those pictures are not that good , now if this is what im going to get from less than $4000 or less quality then im going to forget about it.

any way thanx for sharing this with us S&F

With the trial account you dont get the high resolution or raw files.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 05:34 AM
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very nice! thats pretty awesome! i wish the telescope though, had the option to use an O III filter, or skyglow or H alpha filters. WOnder what jupiter saturn and mars lok ike through it! Also the ability to use high power eyepieces...typically a telescope coms wih a 24mm eyepiece. the lwer the mm the more closer and detail the object shows, which does require fine tuning of the eyepice...but still! very beutiful pictures



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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I signed up for an account to, I'm so excited
I also forwarded the link to my brother and my dad, the're also into astronomy and would very much like to have pictures that they took themselves off these telescopes.

S&F for you
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:01 AM
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ok , now i get it , thanx for the clarification



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:13 AM
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Thats cool. I suspected such sites existed.

Im lucky, my uncle has this insane 8 foot high telescope with 24 inch mirror at the bottom. The whole thing swivels like butter, smooth, and when you stop it, it stops right where you want it. A little nudge moves it slightly. very nice. I cant think of the name of it, but there are only 10 in private hands in Canada!

More on topic, I will leave link open as I have to run off to work, but I will definitately check it out later. Ill post my pics too

Ill post the name of telescope later if anyones interested.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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How do I know that its not pre made pictures and a big scam ? there is no proof of camera control.. except for the random system info text, with could be faked also

p.s how do I get the free login and pass.... just get to the page with the video.. dont see any "press here to get trail"
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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Those are some amazing pics, makes me wonder what Earth would look like from another planet.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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very cool man , amazing pictures on my way to sign up !
thanks for a great post S&F !



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by Vandalour
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How do I know that its not pre made pictures and a big scam ? there is no proof of camera control.. except for the random system info text, with could be faked also

p.s how do I get the free login and pass.... just get to the page with the video.. dont see any "press here to get trail"
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Ok I better reply to this bit a rubbish. No offence meant to any here...but.

GRAS has been providing online access to research grade telescopes to its thousands of users since 2002.
We are real and we are serious. With the amount of hard work and close to 2 million dollars invested we dont take kindly to suggestions that we "fake" our images in any way. The fine images you see posted here are taken LIVE and not always perfect. Indeed I helped some of the users from ATS with support while online by suggesting they not image close to a bright Moon. You can see that some of these images have lower contrast than the later ones posted here by Jason. The moon was much lower at that time.

We offer GRAS-003 with free public access as an outreach service and take great pleasure in bringing astronomy to the public this way. No Scams. Just the Stars.

More information on GRAS here.
www.global-rent-a-scope.com...

My thanks to all.

Pete
GRAS Community Manager






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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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I had a go on the free scope last night was awesome.

This one cameout real nice



This one i took too close to the moon so it looks all washed out, but i got an email saying i could take another picture cause it didnt come out too good



This ones my fav u can makeout the outline of the horses head.



I have one more picture to take will use it l8r



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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Oh wow the 1st and 3rd one are amazing..



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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I get pics like that all the time. You don't need $25,000 to do it. I do 99% visual, cause if I want to look at pics of objects, there's plenty online. I prefer to see with my eyes, not through the camera.

When I do hook up the camera to my scope, my pics are as good as those. BUT that is a very cool service to someone without access to a large scope, or if you live in a light polluted area.

Here's my biggest, the Celestron C6





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