• Space Chat General
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[QUOTE=LarparNar;35758221]I've seen it once before, it's really quite amazing to look at it and know that there's people up there. Also it moves really, really fast across the sky.[/QUOTE] Isn't there a Dutch guy in it?
[QUOTE=Aerkhan;35759371]Isn't there a Dutch guy in it?[/QUOTE] Yeah, André Kuipers, he takes cool photos. Also: Anton Shkaplerov, Russian Donald Pettit, American
[QUOTE=LarparNar;35759513]Yeah, André Kuipers, he takes cool photos. Also: Dan Burbank, American Anton Shkaplerov, Russian Anatoli Ivanishin, Russian Oleg Kononenko, Russian Donald Pettit, American[/QUOTE] Dan, Anatoli and Oleg left 2 days ago
[QUOTE=DesolateGrun;35759825]Dan, Anatoli and Oleg left 2 days ago[/QUOTE] Right, fixed.
[QUOTE=LarparNar;35758221]I've seen it once before, it's really quite amazing to look at it and know that there's people up there. Also it moves really, really fast across the sky.[/QUOTE] I once saw the ISS, an orbiter (endevour I think?) And a soyuz cargo ship fly over in a row. They were in the process of docking both if them. It's awesome you can see that with the naked eye and be able to tell its something manmade and not a space rock. [editline]29th April 2012[/editline] About how much does a good digital telescope cost? The kind that you plug to a laptop and can take photos with? I always find myself mesmerized by the stars (when I can see them) would be nice to know what im looking at.
[QUOTE=OvB;35760793]I once saw the ISS, an orbiter (endevour I think?) And a soyuz cargo ship fly over in a row. They were in the process of docking both if them. It's awesome you can see that with the naked eye and be able to tell its something manmade and not a space rock. [editline]29th April 2012[/editline] About how much does a good digital telescope cost? The kind that you plug to a laptop and can take photos with? I always find myself mesmerized by the stars (when I can see them) would be nice to know what im looking at.[/QUOTE] [url]Www.astronomyforum.net[/URL] Best site to learn about telescopes ask in the beginner section
[QUOTE=Dacheet;35750128]Are the scales in Stellarium off, or is Andromeda really big and take up 1 degree?[/QUOTE] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11323379/Nikon/asdads.jpg[/img] That right there is Andromeda (I checked with stellarium) It is a 30s exposure photo though.
[t]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/124415main_image_feature_380a_ys_full.jpg[/t]
I love that picture. That's the kind of picture that gives you bragging rights on Facebook.
The greatest self-shot ever. Now all we need is a mirror shot using Hubble.
Apperently the arebico message won't hit the star cluster it was aiming for, because we aimed for where it is now, now where it will be.
[QUOTE=mac338;35763035]I love that picture. That's the kind of picture that gives you bragging rights on Facebook.[/QUOTE] If I was an astronaut I'd totally do that.
[QUOTE=finbe;35763781]Apperently the arebico message won't hit the star cluster it was aiming for, because we aimed for where it is now, now where it will be.[/QUOTE] Wow, really? That seems like such a beginner mistake :v:
Is registax supposed to freeze when I select an AVI file? Is it because it's 350MB? Also, I really dislike how the finderscope on the Astromaster 114EQ is useless.
[QUOTE=Swebonny;35763923]Wow, really? That seems like such a beginner mistake :v:[/QUOTE] Its more of a tech test, the Hercules Cluster is like 25,000 ly away by that time the message hit who knows what our descendants would be like. Totally alien to us today, and as alien as those who could hear it. Actually I was looking at the Hercules cluster through my telescope, it was nothing more than a big fuzzy star but it's amazing to think that this [img]http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9267/20120429214713.png[/img] is this [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Heart_of_M13_Hercules_Globular_Cluster.jpg/250px-Heart_of_M13_Hercules_Globular_Cluster.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=DesolateGrun;35764258]Its more of a tech test, the Hercules Cluster is like 25,000 ly away by that time the message hit who knows what our descendants would be like. Totally alien to us today, and as alien as those who could hear it.[/QUOTE] It makes me sad knowing that there could be millions of advanced civilizations out there that we will probably never meet simply due to shear distance. They're probably saying the same thing, too.
[QUOTE=OvB;35764315]It makes me sad knowing that there could be millions of advanced civilizations out there that we will probably never meet simply due to shear distance. They're probably saying the same thing, too.[/QUOTE] Hopefully if our space exploration continues, one day we will cross paths. But for now lets look for life in our own little corner of the galaxy.
Finished my astronomy final exam today - are stars located in a galaxy's halo older or younger than stars on the disk? That was the one question I had to guess on.
this is my night sky every night [url]http://puu.sh/seRE[/url] isnt it cool
[QUOTE=Dacheet;35764140]Is registax supposed to freeze when I select an AVI file? Is it because it's 350MB? Also, I really dislike how the finderscope on the Astromaster 114EQ is useless.[/QUOTE] are you trying to stack stars in registax?
[QUOTE=Asaratha;35765466]this is my night sky every night [url]http://puu.sh/seRE[/url] isnt it cool[/QUOTE]You're so lucky
Man, stargazing at 4 AM while reading about the fate of the universe in wikipedia = bad idea. The false vacuum theory and vacuum metastability events scare the shit out of me.
I have a big telescope I need to fix up. It's easily 3-4 feet tall and I could probably get some sweet pictures out of it.
[QUOTE=ZenX2;35766508]I have a big telescope I need to fix up. It's easily 3-4 feet tall and I could probably get some sweet pictures out of it.[/QUOTE] Share with us if you do! I live out in the country up here in sweden, and i can get the most amazing views sometimes. I just love that omnious feeling of being so small.
[QUOTE=OvB;35763872]If I was an astronaut I'd totally do that.[/QUOTE] Duckface in space
Static fire test of the Falcon 9 coming up in just over 4 hours.
Here, have sci-fi from 1902, where they go to the moon [video=youtube;oYRemE9Oeso]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYRemE9Oeso[/video] My favorite part is 6:09 and onward.
[QUOTE=Dr. Gestapo;35766440]Man, stargazing at 4 AM while reading about the fate of the universe in wikipedia = bad idea. The false vacuum theory and vacuum metastability events scare the shit out of me.[/QUOTE] Yeah it's kinda depressing. Like this one: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risks_to_civilization,_humans_and_planet_Earth[/url]
[QUOTE=OvB;35764315]It makes me sad knowing that there could be millions of advanced civilizations out there that we will probably never meet simply due to shear distance. They're probably saying the same thing, too.[/QUOTE] Or perhaps they already know of our existence, and they are already on their way here?
[QUOTE=Swebonny;35769935]Yeah it's kinda depressing. Like this one: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risks_to_civilization,_humans_and_planet_Earth[/url][/QUOTE] [quote=Wikipedia regarding Eta Carinae]The nearest hypergiant is Eta Carinae, approximately 8,000 light-years distant [..] The similarity between Eta Carinae and SN 2006jc has led Stefan Immler of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to suggest that Eta Carinae could explode in our lifetime, or even in the [B]next few years.[/B][/quote] Fuck. There are so many things out there that could kill us in a split second and we wouldn't even realize.
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