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by NotRappaport
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Amateur Astronomy: What can we see?
Replies: 12
Views: 16193

Re: Amateur Astronomy: What can we see?

I've checked Crow777's YT channel, and while the 'hologram moon' hypothesis is a bit too much for me, I've found an interesting point in one of the comments of the videos. Namely, the existence of tides. We've always been told that tides are caused by gravitational pull of the Moon, and, to a lesse...
by NotRappaport
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Even spotting it proves nothing. What if it's actually 1/16th the size they claim it is and 16 times closer? It couldn't be anywhere near that close because all the visibility charts and positions given by sites like Heavens Above and ISS Astro Viewer would be completely wrong and useless for locat...
by NotRappaport
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Given that these charts are pretty accurate, this indicates that whatever the "ISS" is, it's altitude is at least a few hundred kilometers and probably exactly the claimed altitude (a little over 400km). What about the temperature of the thermosphere at those altitudes? That thing should be fried a...
by NotRappaport
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

I have just ordered an adapter that will allow me to attach my DSLR camera directly to my telescope. It should get here in a few days. Hopefully I can learn how to use it well enough for some good astrophotography. I should be able to get up to 95x magnification (or even double that if it will work ...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 740468

NotRappaport, You are close to having the physics correct on this, but alas, this talk of a pressure gradient creating thrust is entirely incorrect. Whether you or anyone else here actually cares to understand the physics of why a space rocket is not a practical reality is another matter, perhaps w...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 740468

So, the idea is that work is done by pressure. In an atmosphere, the gas ejected from the rockets would build a pressure gradient, from a maximum near the exhaust, and gradually decreasing until it levels off with atmospheric pressure. So, it's the pressure buildup what pushes the rocket upwards. A...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Thanks for the links, NRpt. I will have a close look as soon as I find the time. Given that it's path information is accurate and it's viewable times are known many days in advance, its very hard for me to imagine that - among all the people who take the time to regularly track and document it with...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Your failure to stay on the this thread's subject (the "ISS") is duly noted. Let's debunk you once again: Notice how fast the clock in the upper left hand corner of your animated orbits picture is moving? It looks to be going at about 1 hour per second, which means the animation is moving at about 3...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

It might also surprise you to learn that I was instrumental in this site's creation! If that's true, it is all the more tragic that you are now contributing to it's downfall with mindless trolling and idiocy. It seems you your presence here has long since outlived any semblance of usefulness. If yo...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Note that I cut these out of their original images and condensed them all into a single image so as not to unnecessarily clutter the thread). Thanks, NRpt, that´s very considerate on your part. By any chance, you wouldn´t have saved the URLs where you found each of those six pictures? I found them ...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Isn't there a saying that goes something like " Condemnation before investigation is the height of ignorance "? Couldn't have put it better meself! By her own admission she has never even seen a "shooting star"! I have never said anything to the effect that "shooting stars" don't exist or condemnin...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Taking the ISS

So spend your time deconstructing/debunking his arguments and providing counter points. Let your arguments speak for themselves, instead of asking the mods to intervene. The readers here are very intelligent and discerning. You should be confident enough in your positions without feeling the need t...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Confirming the altitude of the "ISS" To verify that the thing called the "ISS" is hundreds (not tens) of kilometers above, we only need to know it's current location - that is the location on earth it is directly above - and then check how far above the horizon it is when viewed from another locati...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Taking the ISS

Can we please get a moderator to weigh in on this? I say brianv is trolling and adding absolutely nothing of value to this thread. For anyone curious about how quickly the "ISS" flies across the sky, there are "ISS Flyby" videos on YouTube: brianv is probably the forum's most skeptical user. Get us...
by NotRappaport
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1499928

Re: Taking the ISS

Can we please get a moderator to weigh in on this? I say brianv is trolling and adding absolutely nothing of value to this thread. For anyone curious about how quickly the "ISS" flies across the sky, there are "ISS Flyby" videos on YouTube: ISS flyby posted by Oscar Blanco on Apr 4, 2015 NVcrSi963oU...