Telescope

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Telescope
« on: December 15, 2017, 04:19:00 PM »
Does anyone think, that a telescope could be used to look across an ocean at
night, to see if there's daylight on the other side, would it work ?
I would try it, if I had the money and lived close to an ocean.
If you think it might work, please let me know.   Thanks John

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The globe

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Re: Telescope
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 05:34:41 PM »
Does anyone think, that a telescope could be used to look across an ocean at
night, to see if there's daylight on the other side, would it work ?
I would try it, if I had the money and lived close to an ocean.
If you think it might work, please let me know.   Thanks John

I have a telescope and that does not happen because earth is not flat.

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rabinoz

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Re: Telescope
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 09:35:18 PM »
Does anyone think, that a telescope could be used to look across an ocean at
night, to see if there's daylight on the other side, would it work ?
I would try it, if I had the money and lived close to an ocean.
If you think it might work, please let me know.   Thanks John

I have a telescope and that does not happen because earth is not flat.
Even over the Globe extreme distances are sometimes visible.

"This is the world record for long distance photography zooming in on 430 km away with a zoom integrated 1200 mm f./2.8"
And that was at least mainly over the sea even if not the Atlantic Ocean.
It was discussed and explained in My Senses are my Proof of Flat Earth Reply #89 on: August 03, 2017, 11:02:21 AM
It still fits perfectly with the Globe!

And of course, you are right,
that 433 km is an extreme case of a high peak photographed from high vantage point under favourable refraction conditions.

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Hamzah

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Re: Telescope
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 02:03:52 AM »


I have a telescope and that does not happen because earth is not flat.

Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path). Al-Baqara (The Cow) - 2:18




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Macarios

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Re: Telescope
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 10:32:51 AM »
Does anyone think, that a telescope could be used to look across an ocean at
night, to see if there's daylight on the other side, would it work ?
I would try it, if I had the money and lived close to an ocean.
If you think it might work, please let me know.   Thanks John

If the Earth was flat we would still have two options, depending on reasons why we have night on Flat model.

One option would be that sunlight has limited range, so in that case if we don't see direct light, we also can't see reflected light.
Reflected light always has longer path from sorce to observer than direct path.

Another option would be if the Sun has "lamp shade", shade cone that makes it spotlight.
In that case we would be able to see reflected light.
In that case we would at night be able to see daylight across the ocean through telescope.
I don't have to fight about anything.
These things are not about me.
When one points facts out, they speak for themselves.
The main goal in all that is simplicity.

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is_the_earth_flat

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Re: Telescope
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 12:58:51 PM »
I asked the same question and got no answer because the Earth isn't falt it is round.

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Slemon

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Re: Telescope
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 03:49:07 PM »
There wouldn't really be anything to see. Just look at a sunset; whatever explanation you have for that, the Sun's so close to the horizon there's basically no height there. Like Macarios said, there are a couple of possibilities. The latter seems to be the default here, but then your only conceivable chance would be looking directly at the Sun as it sets and seeing if the light's visible for longer, but it'd be a pretty narrow window.