Spartan Swill
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Page 6 of 6 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by steveschneider on 2020-07-21, 06:43

DWags wrote:From Charlevoix

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 C6999810

Great photo.
steveschneider
steveschneider
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 26656
Join date : 2014-05-02

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-07-21, 07:04

Someone thought it was a good idea to let the UAE in on the space exploration game.

Mars Mission From United Arab Emirates Embarks on 7-Month Journey

Some people say we should have maybe sabotaged it.
Floyd Robertson
Floyd Robertson
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22683
Join date : 2014-04-15
Age : 60
Location : Rolling Hills

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-07-21, 07:07

DWags wrote:From Charlevoix

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 C6999810


Very cool!
MiamiSpartan
MiamiSpartan
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 6867
Join date : 2014-04-16
Location : Miami, FL

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-08-18, 22:04

An asteroid passed by at only about 1,000 miles from earth on Sunday...the closest ever that didn't hit us.

It shows how hard it is to detect these. No one knew anything about it until it was already past. Bruce Willis and company wouldn't have even had time to scramble a space shuttle.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2020/08/18/an-asteroid-the-size-of-a-tesla-just-made-the-closest-fly-by-of-earth-on-record/amp/


But no worries, if it had hit it would likely have broken up in the atmosphere and caused little, if any, damage.
MiamiSpartan
MiamiSpartan
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 6867
Join date : 2014-04-16
Location : Miami, FL

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-08-19, 07:39

MiamiSpartan wrote:
But no worries, if it had hit it would likely have broken up in the atmosphere and caused little, if any, damage.

Sure. That's easy to say now. After it moved on in it's quest to crash into something.
Floyd Robertson
Floyd Robertson
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22683
Join date : 2014-04-15
Age : 60
Location : Rolling Hills

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-09-01, 15:10

85 megapixel image of the moon - https://i.redd.it/b50snz6ltfj51.jpg



ajamesmccarthy wrote:This is my latest effort to show you how our moon looks through a telescope. It was done by using a telescope at 2000mm and capturing 24,000 individual photos. 4 panels with 6,000 photos each (my camera works at crazy high framerates) allowed me to take the best frames where the atmosphere disturbed the image the least and combine them, stitching together a mosaic of all the images. This allowed me to get crazy details and contrast on a relatively noise-free image.

If you want to learn more about what kind of gear I use to take my photos, I put together a little youtube video walking through it.


To see more of my work, links to less compressed versions, and the behind the scenes of this stuff- check out my insta @ cosmic_background
CORNER BLITZ
CORNER BLITZ
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 7887
Join date : 2014-04-27

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-09-07, 20:10

[tw]1302933386990891008[/tw]

I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that orange cloud is super fucking toxic.
Watch Out Pylon!
Watch Out Pylon!
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22311
Join date : 2014-04-30

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Nordic on 2020-09-07, 20:29

Landing needs a little work. I had to look up what that was and found this.  tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 1550444538

The satellite is based on the DFH-3B bus that features a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector, and also is equipped with an apogee propulsion system for final orbit insertion

My guess is the antenna array is to geolocate tik tok user for the laser beam
Nordic
Nordic
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 12738
Join date : 2014-05-08

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Heat Miser on 2020-09-07, 20:37

Ordered a Meade Infinity 102mm telescope yesterday. Gonna try some astrophotography with tMrs.
Heat Miser
Heat Miser
Ephor (Operations)
Ephor (Operations)

Posts : 6015
Join date : 2014-04-15
Location : Miami, FL

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Nordic on 2020-09-07, 20:53

Do we have a different definition of 'telescope'?
Nordic
Nordic
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 12738
Join date : 2014-05-08

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2020-09-16, 08:27

anyone see the sun this morning?

I was on my bike heading east and it was so large on the horizon, it took up the width of the road as it was first rising. I guess the wildfires out west are impacting its appearance, as well, as it had this really pinkish-orange haze around it.
Robert J Sakimano
Robert J Sakimano
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 40130
Join date : 2014-04-15

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2020-09-16, 08:33

Robert J Sakimano wrote:anyone see the sun this morning?

I was on my bike heading east and it was so large on the horizon, it took up the width of the road as it was first rising. I guess the wildfires out west are impacting its appearance, as well, as it had this really pinkish-orange haze around it.

Insane that y’all are getting that. We had similar air quality to Beijing at some point but it’s gotten better.
Other Teams Pursuing That
Other Teams Pursuing That
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 32214
Join date : 2014-04-18

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-09-16, 08:38

was like this yesterday too. Smog alert for all of Michigan.*

*Not officially. I'm just saying there's smoke covering the state.

Jesus, look at the air quality in the PNW. affraid

https://aqicn.org/map/michigan/
Watch Out Pylon!
Watch Out Pylon!
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 22311
Join date : 2014-04-30

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2020-09-16, 09:38

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:anyone see the sun this morning?

I was on my bike heading east and it was so large on the horizon, it took up the width of the road as it was first rising. I guess the wildfires out west are impacting its appearance, as well, as it had this really pinkish-orange haze around it.

Insane that y’all are getting that. We had similar air quality to Beijing at some point but it’s gotten better.
it is pretty crazy.
Robert J Sakimano
Robert J Sakimano
Geronte
Geronte

Posts : 40130
Join date : 2014-04-15

Back to top Go down

tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 6 Empty Re: tOfficial Astronomy Thread

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 6 of 6 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum