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#201 JamesR

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 0215 AM

Been awhile since I shared anything.  Here are a few of my late spring/summer images:

 

The moon needs no introduction:

 

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I took this picture of Jupiter by hooking my camera up to my friends 14" mead SCT:

 

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This is a false color image of the Eagle Nebula:

 

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And here is a false color image of the Lagoon nebula:

 

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It might be awhile before I get a chance to image again... we're in the process of selling our current home and building a new one.  The new home will be under darker skies but it wont be completed until December.  Stay tuned!

 


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#202 Ssnake

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 0254 AM

Seriously impressive shit. I'm rather jealous of you.

 

 

 

 

That said, I'm looking forward to the nova that's expected in 2022 in Cygnus. Should make for a nice new photo motive. You don't get to see the formation of a new nebula that often.


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#203 JamesR

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 2104 PM

Seriously impressive shit. I'm rather jealous of you.

 

 

 

 

That said, I'm looking forward to the nova that's expected in 2022 in Cygnus. Should make for a nice new photo motive. You don't get to see the formation of a new nebula that often.

 

 

Thanks!

 

I heard that the 2022 Cygnus binary star collision was miscalculated and that its not happening in 2022 now :(

 

Beatualgous is supposed to pop soon... but soon could be a few hundred years.


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#204 Ssnake

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 0140 AM

Dammit.


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#205 Rick

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 0448 AM

Very impressive and skillfully done! Thank you for posting. 


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#206 BansheeOne

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 0452 AM

Dammit.


Why do you hate Cygnians?
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#207 Soren Ras

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 0721 AM

Come on, who doesn't hate Cygnians?  Pompous blowhards, the lot of them!  Like the bloody Denebians, always "casually" mentioning how they come from a blue-white supergiant. Well la-dee-dah! 

 

And don't get me started on Altairans, always bragging about their high rotational speeds, to say nothing of the upstart Vegans.("we're younger and bigger than you Sol-ites, and also for some reason we have started a weird vegetarian religion on Terra just to mess with you wankers!")

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#208 JamesR

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 0021 AM

Very impressive and skillfully done! Thank you for posting. 

Thanks :)


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#209 BansheeOne

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0409 AM

Got another stray.

 

October 14, 2019 / 9:55 PM / Updated 13 hours ago

 
Interstellar interloper is a comet resembling those in our solar system
 
 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second interstellar object ever spotted passing through the solar system is a comet that appears quite like those formed in our neighborhood of the cosmos, providing fresh evidence that other planetary systems may be very similar to our own.
 

Astronomers on Monday provided some of the first details about the comet now hurtling toward the sun, saying it has a solid nucleus with a radius of about six-tenths of a mile (1 km), a cloud-like structure of dust and gas emitted by the nucleus, the telltale tail of a comet and a reddish color.

 

First detected in August by an amateur astronomer named Gennady Borisov, it is called 2I/Borisov. The only previous interstellar visitor discovered in our solar system was a cigar-shaped rocky object called ‘Oumuamua found in 2017.

 

The comet was studied using telescopes in Hawaii and Spain.

 

“Its properties determined so far - morphology, color, estimated size - are remarkably similar to the native solar system comets. This is important because it shows that comets exist in interstellar space, confirming long-standing predictions, and it tells us that comets similar to the ones we know from this solar system also form around other stars,” said astronomer Michal Drahus of Jagiellonian University in Poland.

 

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The comet is expected to reach its closest point to the Sun on Dec. 8 and its closest point to the Earth soon thereafter, coming within about 186 million miles (300 million km) of our planet. By way of comparison, the moon orbits about 240,000 miles (386,000 km) from Earth.

 

The research was published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

 

https://www.reuters....m-idUSKBN1WT2CU


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#210 Ssnake

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0419 AM

We must not tolerate these incursions into our solar space space!


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#211 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0442 AM

More Furriners. Why doesnt someone build a wall?


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#212 Ssnake

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0517 AM

Feeman Dyson proposed one, but everybody laughed at him.


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#213 Ivanhoe

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0646 AM

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#214 Mobius

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 1512 PM

Got another stray.

 

 


The comet is expected to reach its closest point to the Sun on Dec. 8 and its closest point to the Earth soon thereafter, coming within about 186 million miles (300 million km) of our planet. By way of comparison, the moon orbits about 240,000 miles (386,000 km) from Earth.

 

The research was published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

https://www.reuters....m-idUSKBN1WT2CU

Holy cow, that is a wide berth when the radius of the Earths orbit is only 93 million miles.


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#215 Ssnake

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 1608 PM

Once again, there will be no Earth shattering Kaboom.


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