It came in the mail yesterday. A used, JDR Instruments, 35 MHz, dual trace scope for $80.00 (Shipping included) on eBay!
It had two obvious problems.
No horizontal positioning — I was able to fix that by following wires and traces back from the front panel.
The brightness is at full all the time — not able to fix that without schematics.
I spent a bit of time with it, and while it needs some calibration, I haven't been able to find anything else wrong. Also cool, it has a Z input in the back, which means I'll be able to play asteroids on it
" A quick trip to the Moon provides the answer: Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky. Overhead hangs Earth, nightside [facing you], completely hiding the sun behind it. The eclipse is under way. You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it's not. The rim of the planet is on fire! As you scan your eye around Earth's circumference, you're seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth's shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb. "
Last time a lunar coincided with solstice?
1638 DEC 21, Next time it will happen? 2094 DEC 21
IBM has found that picking up a single carbon-oxide (CO) molecule onto the tip of their AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) allows them to get a much sharper "point" with which to obtain much sharper images of atomic scale entities. This image is simply amazing...