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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Witness » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:39 am

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Fid » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:13 am

Seriously, they gate water out the street gutters to water the home
gardens. Everyone is expected to shut the gate when finished. And yes, there are disagreements with the folks that pump thousands of gallons of water out the aquifer to water their circular irrigation farms.

Dammit, sorry this is Astronomy. That said I saw some of the most awesome naked eye areas in Sag and Scorp on this trip out west.

11X80 Binocs and a tripod 9000 ft above sea level.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Doctor X » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:03 am

Fid wrote:Seriously, they gate water out the street gutters to water the home
gardens. Everyone is expected to shut the gate when finished. And yes, there are disagreements with the folks that pump thousands of gallons of water out the aquifer to water their circular irrigation farms.

Dammit, sorry this is Astronomy. That said I saw some of the most awesome naked eye areas in Sag and Scorp on this trip out west.

11X80 Binocs and a tripod 9000 ft above sea level.


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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby sparks » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:43 pm

Not necessary to honk. It's just fid on a rant. He'll be back to normal as soon as the insulin kicks in.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Witness » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 pm

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From this site, with lots of real-time information: http://www.heavens-above.com/.

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Fid » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 am

"....70,000 years to cover that distance." Piffle, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pak_Protector
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Doctor X » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:17 am

sparks wrote:Not necessary to honk. It's just fid on a rant. He'll be back to normal as soon as the insulin kicks in.

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Witness » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:02 am

Time-lapse footage around the VLT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpeM3fxJoQ

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Fid » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:06 am

"Dude did you see that?"
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"Over there near the small Magellanic."
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Bruce » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:32 am

If my boss told me to point the Hubble telescope toward a dark patch of sky to calibrate the luminosity sensors, and I came back with a image loaded with galaxies, she would throw it away, yell at me, and tell me to try it again and do it right this time.
Such potential!

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Bruce » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:20 am

So I come back with another image loaded with galaxies.

OMG! Bruce! I gave you one simple assignment. This isn't rocket science. I know because I've go rocket scientist reporting to me. Maybe you haven't noticed, but there's an awful lot of dark out there in space. Lots of it. The vast majority of the sky is dark. Just pick the darkiest dark spot you can find and get a zero reading on the luminosity sensors. What do you expect me to say when the director of NASA asks me if the luminosity sensors are calibrated. You want me to give him this? Do you want me to look like an incompetent idiot in front of the director of NASA? You need to think about where your career is headed before you submit nonsense like this for my review. I'm very busy. Don't waste my time again.

Well, it's been 4 days, and I'm all cleared up. Back to work tomorrow. :nope
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Witness » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:25 am

Bruce wrote:So I come back with another image loaded with galaxies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers%27_paradox


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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:22 am



New wheel being developed for Mars rovers.

The old wheel turned out to be less durable than hoped for:

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Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Doctor X » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 am

Bust a wheel and face the deal!

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Witness » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:36 am

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Some storms on Jupiter are quite complex. The swirling storm was captured late last month by the NASA's robotic Juno spacecraft currently orbiting the Solar System's largest planet. The featured image spans about 30,000 kilometers, making this storm system just about as wide as planet Earth. The disturbance rotates counter-clockwise and shows a cloud pattern that includes light-colored updrafts thought to be composed predominantly of ammonia ice. These light clouds are the highest up and even cast discernable shadows toward the right. Juno will continue to orbit and probe Jupiter over the next few years as it tries to return data that help us to better understand Jupiter's atmospheric water abundance and if the planet has a solid surface underneath these fascinating clouds.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171128.html

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Bruce » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:14 pm

Ammonia ice. Imagine it. An earth-sized cloud of frozen cat piss.
Such potential!

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby shemp » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:09 pm

Well what are you waiting for? Clean it up!
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Postby Mentat » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:57 pm

Bruce wrote:Ammonia ice. Imagine it. An earth-sized cloud of frozen cat piss.


Jupiter's so nice to make us feel right at home when we visit.
It's "pea-can", man.

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