Easy mistake to make

Extra credit,
if you can identify the problem with this drawing of Hipparchus

9 Comments!

  1. Posted July 22, 2021 at 3:26 pm |

    Balance point (center of gravity) of the telescope looks skeezy.

  2. Posted July 22, 2021 at 3:40 pm |

    The moon shown is a mere crescent yet there are full shadows being cast by the telescope and “VI” thing next to it

  3. Henk Vandenbergh
    Posted July 22, 2021 at 3:56 pm |

    We HAVE to end misinformation, it is destroying the country.

    An Inquisition trial will soon be started against Galileo Galilei for publishing misinformation about something that is very dear to the heart of the ruling class: Pelosi is NOT the center of the universe.

  4. jlw
    Posted July 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm |

    well, he died in 120 B.C. the first telescopes were invented in the early 17th century

  5. Veeshir
    Posted July 22, 2021 at 5:43 pm |

    ^That’s what I thought.
    Unless he got a telescope from the Egyptians, who got it from the Ananoki or maybe Oak Island.
    Watch the History Channel for more Fun Facts!

  6. DougM (just entertaining myself here)
    Posted July 22, 2021 at 11:13 pm |

    uscitizen ^1 & holger ^2
    Yep, the physics pretty-much sucks, here;
    but what I was goin’ for was the seventeen-century anachronism of jlw ^4

    I mean, a little artistic license is one thing, but a historical error of 1730+ years is…
    well, that’s like painting a Roman legionnaire carrying a Garand

  7. Lucius Severus Pertinax
    Posted July 22, 2021 at 11:57 pm |

    “…painting a Roman legionnaire carrying a Garand”

    which, you gotta admit, would look pretty cool.

  8. El Paso Mark
    Posted July 23, 2021 at 12:45 pm |

    What If Spartacus had a Piper Cub?

  9. DougM (just entertaining myself here)
    Posted July 23, 2021 at 3:55 pm |

    EPM ^
    …and an oil refinery?
    or are we just talkin’ chariot?