Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 84

Thread: If you would like to see a planet with the naked eye...

  1. #71
    Senior Member Watchinherskip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    3,793
    Post Thanks / Like
    Don't think my friends in the UK were privy to this, but the PBS in the US had a great show about telescopes and astronomy. There is another free internet telescope at this site. It takes more or less a snapshot of your desired object. Your really don't have any control over it, but it is neat to compare the same object via two telescopes. This only takes black and white images. It is located in New Mexico.

    http://www.pbs.org/seeinginthedark/index.html










  2. #72
    Senior Member Watchinherskip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    3,793
    Post Thanks / Like
    Here is an example of the type of image you get from the PBS telescope. This is M20 - the Trifid Nebula
    From the PBS - this comes with your image:
    Your requested data for M20, the Trifid Nebula, has been collected and the final processed image is attached to this e-mail! M20 is an extremely bright cloud of glowing hydrogen gas located around 5,000 light years away in the direction of an inner spiral arm of our galaxy. The word ?Nebula? literally comes from the Latin for the word ?cloud.? Any cloud of gas in astronomy is classified as a nebula. Some nebulae (the plural) are formed from single stars that die. Others may be clouds of latent gas between the stars in our galaxy. M20 is a particularly active cloud because it is currently forming many new young stars. The energetic ones that have already formed are releasing copious amounts of energy and making the surrounding gas glow. The ?Trifid? gets its name from the three distinct dust lanes that divide the upper bright cloud in your image. This dust is opaque in optical wavelengths of light and blocks the light of things interior.

    I hope you enjoy the image. If you are interested in exploring another far away place, please use our website to submit another request. Clear Skies!

    Your friendly telescope operator-










  3. #73
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    10,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Missed this one this year as the weather was so parp. That is a lovely capture

    Dan you are very welcome to my images , but I am sure there are better examples on the net you can use

  4. #74
    Administrator keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    20,875
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 43023
    Dan you are very welcome to my images , but I am sure there are better examples on the net you can use
    I admit to snaffling one of yours for my iphone background theyre absolutely stunning
    Disney information? Try our online guidebook at http://wdisneysecrets.com
    Get your own Disney Countdown at http://toys.wdisneysecrets.com









  5. #75
    Senior Member Watchinherskip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    3,793
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 43023
    Missed this one this year as the weather was so parp. That is a lovely capture

    Dan you are very welcome to my images , but I am sure there are better examples on the net you can use

    Well don't sell yourself short Chris, they are well done indeed. And it would be really cool to say that I know the astronomer who took it!:p015:










  6. #76
    Administrator keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    20,875
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 43029
    Well don't sell yourself short Chris, they are well done indeed. And it would be really cool to say that I know the astronomer who took it!:p015:
    I keep showing them around and saying that.... before I could get that in one day, a guy said "did you take that with your iphone?"
    Disney information? Try our online guidebook at http://wdisneysecrets.com
    Get your own Disney Countdown at http://toys.wdisneysecrets.com









  7. #77
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    9,138
    Post Thanks / Like
    Chris... will I be able to see these from the Wirral?
    and did you take that saturn pic in your avatar yourself or is it computer generated? It looks amazing.
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Disney International College Program: May 2011 working in Attractions (Voyage of the Little Mermaid & Disney Junior: Live on Stage!)

  8. #78
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    10,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Well I am deeply honoured - I suppose I just see the faults with them and look to getting better - there really are so many better efforts out there.

    Which one did you snaffle Keith?

  9. #79
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    10,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 43032
    Chris... will I be able to see these from the Wirral?
    and did you take that saturn pic in your avatar yourself or is it computer generated? It looks amazing.
    Yes Jupiter is easily seen from the Wirral just look south at Sunset it is the large bright star to the South - sooo muchbrighter than anything else - and the Saturn pic is all my own work from my light polluted back garden in Bexhill

  10. #80
    Administrator keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    20,875
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 43035
    Which one did you snaffle Keith?
    I tend to set a new one every couple of days or so :D the ones I tend to have more than any others are the M42 (new blue version?) (I think?) saturn of course and one thats got the solar system on it which looks great in landscape mode on the iphone
    Disney information? Try our online guidebook at http://wdisneysecrets.com
    Get your own Disney Countdown at http://toys.wdisneysecrets.com









Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •