Talk:Timeline of telescopes, observatories, and observing technology

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What about the space-based telescopes, Hubble, etc[edit]

Hubble arguably has given the best optical pictures yet. 12:51, 8 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Calling Alan Parsons[edit]

So when was the space telescope first proposed, & by whom...? TREKphiler hit me ♠ 09:09, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Timeline of telescopes, observatories, and observing technology[edit]

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Reference named "Topdemir":

  • From Timeline of telescope technology: Topdemir, Hüseyin Gazi (1999), Takîyüddîn'in Optik Kitabi, Ministry of Culture Press, Ankara (cf. Dr. Hüseyin Gazi Topdemir (30 June 2008). "Taqi al-Din ibn Ma'ruf and the Science of Optics: The Nature of Light and the Mechanism of Vision". FSTC Limited. Retrieved 2008-07-04.)
  • From Alhazen: (Topdemir 2007b)
  • From Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf: Topdemir, Hüseyin Gazi (1999). "Takîyüddîn'in Optik Kitabi". Ministry of Culture Press, Ankara. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) (cf. Dr. Hüseyin Gazi Topdemir (30 June 2008). "Taqi al-Din ibn Ma'ruf and the Science of Optics: The Nature of Light and the Mechanism of Vision". FSTC Limited. Retrieved 2008-07-04.)

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Unreliable source - material[edit]

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sighting tube[edit]

The sighiting tube is mentioned by Aristotle but knowen earlier [1] and [2]

  1. ^ Evans, James (1998-08-25). The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy. Oxford University Press. pp. 26–. ISBN 9780199874453. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ Couprie, Dirk L. (2011-03-23). Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 22–. ISBN 9781441981165. Retrieved 4 July 2014.

J8079s (talk) 23:41, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hellenistic times[edit]

the timeline completely misses the Hellenistic astronomers like Eudoxus, Hipparchus, Eratosthenes, Aristarchus and Ptolemaeus, so attributes to Biruni the inventin of planisphere, when before him Marinus of Tyre and Ptolemaeus had already invented some map projection. Lele giannoni (talk) 10:29, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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