1. Post #161
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    Holy shit the military budget is $1630 billion?
    the world's, not just the US
    Still horrible though

    Edited:

    Anyone do any astrophotography?

    You can take reasonably good deep field space shots with many types of cheap cameras, you just need a tripod, patience and software called Deep Sky Stacker.

    Pointed my camera at crux, stacked a bunch of 6 second exposures at iso1600 using a 50mm prime lens



    i also took this using my scope



    it's reasonably easy to do and you can produce decent results even with the weakest of scopes
    how many pictures did you take?
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  2. Post #162
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    You know I heard we are really lucky of where we are in the galaxy.

    We are on one of it's outer arms, which means we have a much clearer view of things outside our galaxy, and a nice big view of our own galaxy.

    Also, "bye", your picture of the moon looks professional
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  3. Post #163
    We're made of star-stuff
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    Since everyone is posting their photos of stars, I will as well:



    One photo, 30 second exposure, f2.8 aperture, 1600 ISO.
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  4. Post #164
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    How do you compensate for the moment of Earth when you are stacking exposures images? Do you have to position them manually?
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  5. Post #165
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    Since everyone is posting their photos of stars, I will as well:



    One photo, 30 second exposure, f2.8 aperture, 1600 ISO.

    "Stellarphoto!"
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  6. Post #166
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    Well I was trying to compile my exposures from a while back and I found something cool!



    It MIGHT be a nebula To who ever wants to figure It out be my guest, I don't remember the date
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  7. Post #167
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    I didn't know you could see nebula's so clearly. Are you sure it's one?
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  8. Post #168
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    I didn't know you could see nebula's so clearly. Are you sure it's one?
    probably just a blur, but who knows I took about 30 images and complied them.
    Also many messier's are visible through binoculars and exposures

    Edited:

    I didn't know you could see nebula's so clearly. Are you sure it's one?
    It's very possible, this was shot with a similar camera to mine
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  9. Post #169
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    Well since you can see the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, I would assume you could see a nebula.
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  10. Post #170
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    Well since you can see the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, I would assume you could see a nebula.
    Well what did you mean by it then!
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  11. Post #171
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    That's the Orion Nebular, my favorite Sky Object.
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  12. Post #172
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    How do you compensate for the moment of Earth when you are stacking exposures images? Do you have to position them manually?
    you can't do it with things in the foreground, it only works for deep field shots

    various sofwares calculate the movement and automatically stacks the photos after adjusting their rotation a tiny bit, it detects the stars. The stacking process is quite long.

    I used about 12 photos for that shot. including dark frames for noise removal

    Edited:

    http://www.astronomie.be/registax/ -- for planetary stacking
    http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html -- for dope deep sky stacking abilities

    they're both free
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  13. Post #173
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    That's the Orion Nebular, my favorite Sky Object.

    Since you think Orion is pretty awesome nebula, and orion is my name, so by the communitive property I am your favorite Guy!
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  14. Post #174
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    Since you think Orion is pretty awesome nebula, and orion is my name, so by the communitive property I am your favorite Guy!
    ...
    You're named Captain Orion?
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  15. Post #175
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    You're named Captain Orion?

    Having proved his skill and bravery as an Imperial Guard on Mars, Captain Orion has been named the mighty protector of all Martians and visitors to our planet. His loyalty and dedication to Empress Glorianna inspire respect and discipline in his Legion of Imperial Guards. Captain Orion’s goal of universal peace includes not only Mars, but extends to your home planet as well!
    Eyes: Radioactive Red
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    Favorite Flavor: Rocky Road
    I fuck shit up, and serve delicious foods
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  16. Post #176
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    My favourite thing in the sky would probably be the Eagle Nebula.

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  17. Post #177
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    My favourite thing in the sky would probably be the Eagle Nebula.


    The whole thing, and actually the pillars of creation were destroyed 6000 years ago, in 1,000 years we wont be able to see them, due to a super novas blast
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  18. Post #178
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    Thank god I won't be alive then, I don't want to see that thing get destroyed.

    Edited:

    Also, this thread has inspired me to get a half decent camera
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  19. Post #179
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    Thank god I won't be alive then, I don't want to see that thing get destroyed.

    Edited:

    Also, this thread has inspired me to get a half decent camera
    There's a chance they might not be destroyed, it's a good theory but it has some potential to be wrong.
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  20. Post #180
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    The whole thing, and actually the pillars of creation were destroyed 6000 years ago, in 1,000 years we wont be able to see them, due to a super novas blast
    So a supernova destroyed the pillars of creation? Nooo

    Also, I love Spore since you can go around the galaxy and fine planets with life and interact with other highly intelligent space species.
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  21. Post #181
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    So a supernova destroyed the pillars of creation? Nooo

    Also, I love Spore since you can go around the galaxy and fine planets with life and interact with other highly intelligent space species.
    It was one of the biggest game let downs though!
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  22. Post #182
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    It was one of the biggest game let downs though!
    What was so bad about it that people dislike so much? I personally enjoy playing the game and creating things in the creators.

    I actually never beat it, I just played up until the tribal stage and couldn't figure out what to do so I cheated to the space stage. no regrets.

    All I ever do in it is explore anyway
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  23. Post #183
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    The whole thing, and actually the pillars of creation were destroyed 6000 years ago, in 1,000 years we wont be able to see them, due to a super novas blast
    Not seeing an eagle.

    Edited:



    I fuck shit up, and serve delicious foods
    HELL YES
    YOU KNOW
    YOU ARE MY BFF NOW
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  24. Post #184
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    What was so bad about it that people dislike so much? I personally enjoy playing the game and creating things in the creators.

    I actually never beat it, I just played up until the tribal stage and couldn't figure out what to do so I cheated to the space stage. no regrets.

    All I ever do in it is explore anyway
    We expected proper, science-y evolution, awesome planet explosion effects, plenty of ways to interact with alien cultures, and the ability to influence other creatures evolution.

    We got a game that told us pirates were invading every three minutes and expected us to save a fifty-system empire on our own.
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  25. Post #185
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    http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmoo...a/vvvgps5.html

    Digital map of the space we can see from Earth. Taken from telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.

    It gives you an idea how big space is.
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  26. Post #186
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    Why do some of them have black dots at the centre?
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  27. Post #187
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    Why do some of them have black dots at the centre?
    I'm not really into photography but its something about the light burning out the thing that's supposed to be there etc, its nothing space related.

    I think.
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  28. Post #188
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    Not seeing an eagle.

    Edited:



    HELL YES
    YOU KNOW
    YOU ARE MY BFF NOW

    There
    Also it's Captain BFF to you scrub
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  29. Post #189
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    These tributes are great.

    Season 1








    Number 8 has been blocked by the Discovery Channel due to copyright. How lovely





    13 by somebody else.


    15 too :(






    I love these.

    Season 2



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  30. Post #190
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    Carl is amazing.
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  31. Post #191
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    Carl is amazing.
    You're amazing
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  32. Post #192
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    You're amazing
    Space is amazing.
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  33. Post #193
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    Space is amazing.
    Everything is amazing when looked in the right way
    but Lapnar is always amazing
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  34. Post #194
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    Everything is amazing when looked in the right way
    but Lapnar is always amazing
    Gee thanks.
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  35. Post #195
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    Oh and how do we know the pillars of creation no longer exist when someone said we wouldn't be able to see them in a thousand years and they were destroyed some 6,000 years ago? Wouldn't it take a thousand more light years for us to know then?
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  36. Post #196
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    Oh and how do we know the pillars of creation no longer exist when someone said we wouldn't be able to see them in a thousand years and they were destroyed some 6,000 years ago? Wouldn't it take a thousand more light years for us to know then?
    No because we can see the explosion "shockwave" that is going to destroy them, and with maths, we can figure out when it reached the pillars.
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  37. Post #197
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    Canon just released a new DSLR just for shooting the night sky, the EOS 60Da.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/03/c...-release-date/

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  38. Post #198
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    Canon just released a new DSLR just for shooting the night sky, the EOS 60Da.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/03/c...-release-date/

    Costs more than alot of medium-high powered telescopes
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  39. Post #199
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    No because we can see the explosion "shockwave" that is going to destroy them, and with maths, we can figure out when it reached the pillars.
    Oh I understand now.

    The shockwave destroyed them, and we can still see them now because the light hasn't reached us yet.
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