Our Solar System in Scale

Our Solar System in Scale

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Built to scale with a 32ft sun....the planets are there....but in scale they are microscopic when compared to the spaces.... so this model is not just a picture....You have to zoom very close the the rings.... All the planets are lined up straight to the sun.... If you do a side view and have all the planets lined up with the sun in the background its very easy to see the planets...With a 32ft sun pluto is 130k ft away and only 0.9" big ....the earth is 3.5k ft away and only an 3.5" in dia....so yes its hard to see in the model but that's how much space is between each planet and how small the planets really are in scale.... It makes you wonder about large bodies attracting each other because in scale to the space around them they are invisible.....I used this site as ref. for sizes.........http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/ #astronomy #Celestron #collimation #Dob #Dobson #dobsonian #eyepiece #Foucault_tester #Knife_edge #Meade #mirror #Newtonian #optical_alignment #optics #Orion #Primary_Mirror #solar_system #Telescope #telescopes #Travel_Dob #Ultra_Light
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