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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:49 pm

Fantastic Strum
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby farmboy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:17 am

Theres been a full moon this past few days and it got me wondering how big it is in comparison to earth. Turns out its a little over 25% the size of earth :o

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Took the one below myself about 6 months ago, not the best but I,ll get it better sometime...... :)

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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:30 pm

Amazing FB, that's a strong lens you must be using. :D
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby farmboy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:45 pm

Yes Denis, I suppose it would be about 10 times magnification but there are a lot more powerful ones than that. Trouble is they cost an arm and a leg, I was looking at a super duper one on some site that cost 20,000 euro!!!! :o Would have to dig up me stash outa the back garden to cover that!!! :o The one above is a cropped version of this one below to make it larger.

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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:37 pm

FB that's a dangerous thing to be saying that you have a stash of cash in the back garden. You'll have Spudseamus coming over and diggin it up. :lol:
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:13 am

Denis Cromie wrote:FB that's a dangerous thing to be saying that you have a stash of cash in the back garden. You'll have Spudseamus coming over and diggin it up. :lol:



I'll be over his back wall tomorrow while he's in Mayo or wherever haha! :D

Great photos. Some lens alright. :D
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:22 am

thought maybe you'd want to look at this -
taken from the space station
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:22 am

OMG Grammer that is amazing. since the 60's I've wanted to go into space. Powerful images. Was in Iceland once and saw the Aurora Borealis (cant spell) it was mind boggeling.
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:05 pm

That's brilliant Grammer. I remember when An Post were issuing a postage stamp featuring the Hubble it was my job to contact the scientist in Maynooth University who had been instrumental in developing a component that was being used on the spacecraft. Her name was Professor Mc Kenna and she was very well respected in the scientific world and a great help in providing the necessary references for the design of the stamp.As far as I know we still supply scientific components for the spacecraft. :D
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:04 pm

Stunning. :D
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Gulliver » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:32 pm

Thursday 15 March 2011 - 8.20
Been out quite a few times this eveing hoping to see the conjunction of Venus & Jupiter at its closest encounter... but clouds got in my way. Will still be quite close for a few days.

On 8th June, Venus will transit accross the sun, and will not do so again for over 100 years
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:39 am

On 8th June, Venus will transit accross the sun, and will not do so again for over 100 years

heyGulliver I suppose we had better try and get a look this time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Micheál » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:53 am

On the 16th March, I transited the planetary system known as the Killiney Roundabout on my bike. Did I
- Age 10 years with the stress?
- risk not living remotely close to 100 years if I do it again?
- not dare do it again if I lived for ten thousand years?
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby spudseamus » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:05 am

Micheál wrote:On the 16th March, I transited the planetary system known as the Killiney Roundabout on my bike. Did I
- Age 10 years with the stress?
- risk not living remotely close to 100 years if I do it again?
- not dare do it again if I lived for ten thousand years?




a stellar trip no doubt 8-)
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Gulliver » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S+) recently and am fascinated by its capabilities.

One app which I downloaded free is Google Sky. Just switch it on and hold it up in front of you - it will show a sky map in the area you are facing, with the bright stars and planets named. Raise it or lower it, the map is adjusted. Not perfect, but a great help for the total amatuer.

Jupiter now very bright in the western sky in the evening.

Also great apps giving live bus and train info, etc.
Wikipedia, gmail, google, etc
Also great radio - wonderful for long walks

And massive capacity to hold music - have loaded up lots - mainly classical - including virtually every known violin concerto.

Overall - a wonderful success
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Strum » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:37 pm

Gulliver wrote:Jupiter now very bright in the western sky in the evening.




I think that's Venus at the moment Gulliver, is it the one closest to the Moon?

Sounds great the phone app. :D
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Holly » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:41 pm

It's really beautiful alright - Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon this week.
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Rocker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Gulliver,

You are tempting me. When I retired last year I scrapped the mobile and decided if someone wants to talk to me they can leave a message on my home phone message machine, But the capabilities of the new phones are intrigueing me.
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Gulliver » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:08 pm

Strum wrote:
Gulliver wrote:Jupiter now very bright in the western sky in the evening.




I think that's Venus at the moment Gulliver, is it the one closest to the Moon?

Sounds great the phone app. :D

You are right, Strum, and had I thought about it, I'd have known that - this is where the problem of using this Google Sky app can easily mislead.

What they've done is to put pictures of the planets to show where the planets are in the sky. and because Jupiter is large, they show a larger (and therefore brighter) symbol for Jupiter than for venus. When it comes to the earth's satellite, the moon, they show it on a different scale, which places it just a bit bigger than Jupiter. So the various stars and planets are roughly in the right place but a bit wierd nevertheless. Seems like a good idea but not well thought out. I understand that there is a better version if you pay for it - this version is free and worth little more than what I paid for it.
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:32 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
yuppies :lol: :lol: :lol:
Im still using my cheapy mobile and it does what it says on the tin
make calls/texts -recieve calls texts -I can take photos on it -but cant be bothered figuring out how to download them :D
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:11 am

Altho' this has nothing to do with the Hubble telescope i'll stick the link in here
there are plenty more vids to watch

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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:23 pm

Not the Hubble I know but
this is our world today
miniature cameras everywhere
you can run but you cant hide :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:29 am

We are but grains of sand=============
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc.com/future/bes ... index.html
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:48 am

dontknow dontknow dontknow I'm left wondering...the bloomin thing won't open for me.... scry
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Re: hubble telescope

Postby grammer » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:23 pm

Ahhh that's a pity Rocker. dontknow dontknow dontknow
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