_Augustus_

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  1. I saw that it was on fire during the stream... wasn't sure if that was good.... Agreed.
  2. Apparently the fairings were landed somehow..... https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42544.msg1661124#msg1661124 Elon says second-stage reusability is next.
  3. Landing burn complete! Re-entry!
  4. There's a camera inside the fairing showing the satellite!
  5. May this launch be a success, and congrats to SpaceX!
  6. Wrong subforum.
  7. Elon has lost his marbles. Calm down, dude.
  8. Literally every scope made by Cave, Criterion, and Edmund back in the 60s and 70s used clips for the mirror cell. And the Caves are still extremely valuable. Also, one of my local astronomy clubs has stored a 16" SCT OTA upside down pretty much continuously for the last 8 years with no problems. So it's fine to store catadioptrics upside down.
  9. With reflectors it depends on the scope. SCTs and MCTs are fine being stored upside down, as are some modern reflectors. But if your scope's mirror is held in by clips, I wouldn't recommend it.
  10. You're welcome. I dabble in planetary imaging; I've posted a bit in "the Astro-Imaging Thread". You can also find me on Cloudy Nights. But I mostly do visual (at least until my scope servicing business gets some customers). Forgot to hit "publish", silly me.