No more telephoto envy

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by carlgo, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
    As soon as I find an adapter for my D40, I will order one of these. I am a little concerned about the portability of a 30 meter rotating pool of mercury, and the payments, but what the heck, it can see back in time.
  2. anubis macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2003
    Eeehh... it was written 27 years ago (1982). If it had any real, practical value, it would have been built by now; but as with most "academic" papers, I think their idea has more to do with wanting to be published rather than trying to solve a real problem or satisfy a real need of society ;)

    You can only point the telescope straight up, and it's so sensitive that even on an optical breadborad, anyone walking within 50 meters of the mirror causes it to distort. That's beside the fact that I prefer my optical instruments to be mostly free of carcinogenic cancerous liquids ;)
  3. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004

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