I'm not calling you a liar. But if your evidence is so convincing, where is it? You've provided all the math, and yet all you have to say is, "I have seen it." Why don't you take a still shot with your telescope and post it on the forum? That constitutes proof.

My model of telescope does not have a camera mount. But if you would like to see something photographic which demonstrates that the surface of water does not curve in the way predicted by the Round Earth model we just need to search the internet for telescopic images across bodies of water.

See this website for example:

http://www.weatherandsky.com/Mirages/Mirages.html"View of Toronto Skyline (53km across the lake) through Canon Rebel digital camera 28 to 400mm zoom"

53 kilometers equals 33 miles. Picture is taken from the ground on the opposite coast. We see undeniably that the Toronto skyline is unobscured, the distance between the observer and object confirmed accurate by the photographer himself.

Again, lets dig up the math:

Suppose that the earth is a sphere with a

radius of 3,963 miles. If you are at a point P on the earth's surface and move tangent to the surface a distance of x miles then you can form a right angled triangle as in the diagram.

Looking across 30 miles the Pythagorean theorem becomes:

a

^{2} = 3963

^{2} +30

^{2} = 15,706,269

and when we square root that figure we get a = 3,963.113549 miles

Thus your position is 3,963.113549 - 3,963 = 0.113549 miles above the surface of the earth

0.113549 miles = 5,280 ft * 0.113549 mi = 599.53872 feet

Hence after 30 miles the earth drops approximately

**600 feet**.

As we can see, there is no 600 foot tall wall of water cutting the Toronto skyline in half.

Admittedly, this is not conclusive, as the photographer does not tell us his exact altitude above sea level. But since his other images on his website are taken at ground level, we can reasonably conclude that this shot of Toronto was also taken at ground level, as opposed to the top of a tall building or up in a hot air balloon.

Searching the internet in this fashion reveals a number of scenes which are incompatible with the Round Earth model.