Lucky Luke — “man who shoots faster than his shadow”

Lucky Luke shooting his shadow

As a kid, I would read many French and Belgium cartoons, such as Lucky Luke, the lone cowboy who can shoot faster than his shadow and his horse, Joly Jumper.

Of course, this is a joke for the character has to be really fast to draw and shoot at bad guys so he can win all battles. The whole cartoon has many jokes, with, for example, the Daltons who just can’t do anything right and always end up in jail (well, the real Daltons did not really do much properly either…)

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Handheld Telescope (a.k.a. Pirate Brass Telescope with a Wooden Box)

With Pirate Movies we have seen a come back of those old Telescopes that navigators used for centuries before the GPS was publicly available.

Although often referenced as Pirate Telescope, those were regular captain navigation telescopes and pirates happened to steal them along other treasures. Not like pirates invented them… Continue reading “Handheld Telescope (a.k.a. Pirate Brass Telescope with a Wooden Box)”

Why Do You Want a Case for Your Telescope?

Cleaning a Telescope Mirrors and Eye Pieces

As I explained in my post Advice on Buying a Telescope Online, there are two types of telescopes. Both have a different set of needs when it comes to maintenance.

The maintenance is an important part if you do want your telescope to continue to perform well and who wouldn’t want such?! In most cases you’ll just have a small dust problem, but dust on your mirror is not easy to clean (well… it’s not that hard, but it’s a bit of work) so if there was a way to make it easy on you, wouldn’t that be great? Continue reading “Why Do You Want a Case for Your Telescope?”