The Trek BBS Astronomy Club

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Dryson, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. StarCruiser

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  3. Dryson

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    What is really sad is that people who want to be actors have to troll these forums acting as if they are content moderators in real life.

    Nobody cares if you don't like us. Your problem is that nobody likes you.
     
  4. think

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    this you "in the end of your post is a "general" reference in a thread. it is like possibly miss directed and is not good... be more definite or what...? it is ok that nobody likes everybody.. but ... in the end this is about ---- Astronomy --- and like a aaaa not sad actors -- right?

    this is something about astronomy now just for ---- the treads sake.. right...

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/scie...s-comet-flyby-meteor-shower-fireballs-tonight

    info on halleys comet there about the fireball show---
     
  5. Dryson

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    I think the circular objects seen orbiting the star in the images might have something to do with how my camera takes an image at night time. It seems that the flaring of the star or Jupiter must be result of how the camera senses the light.

    Light further away snapped at the time that I took the image could have been hundreds of years old, unlike the light from Jupiter that takes around 43 minutes to reach Earth.
     
  6. Dryson

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    Here are zoomed images of stars that I took a few weeks ago. The arcane appearance of the stars and the space around the stars must have to do with how the camera takes the image through the telescope or the atmosphere at the time the images are taken.

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    In this image it looks like there is a human form raising its arms to the sun.

    In this image there appears to be a shape of a human again.

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    Infrared filter of the star below. Is that a famous actor with big hair in the image to the right of the star above?

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    These are all real images of various stars taken through my 127mm Mak/Cass telescope. I don't have the coordinates for the stars because I forgot to write down the GPS data from the image on the camera before moving them to my laptop and deleting the files from my phone.
     
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  7. Owain Taggart

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    Number of factors: Atmospheric disturbance, temperature and quality of the sky, and optics. All these variables end up creating artifacts. I wouldn't worry about them unless you start to see aliens. ;)

    I would suggest trying to drop it down to a lower powered eyepiece if you have one. You might be using too high a power for what you need.
     
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  8. Dryson

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    If you want to see where the Gods got their symbols from get a 127mm Mak/Cass f.12 1540 fl Star Max telescope.
    Next get an adapter that you can use an LG7 ThinQ phone to take pictures through the scope with.
    Set your telescope to a bright yellow star with the following camera settings.
    ISO 2250 to 3200
    Shutter Speed 1/3rd of second to 1/5th of a second.
    Take several photos and magnify using GIMP, Paint Shop Pro or Windows Photo Viewer.
    You will be amazed at the odd symbols and shapes that are formed.
    The real trick is too identify the re-occuring symbols that the Gods or aliens would have also seen through similar instruments.
    Communicating with aliens once they arrive with such "back ground noise" would create a language base between humans and aliens as the parameters that both species used to take the images would have to be the same or approximately the same.
     
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    Maybe angels, maybe monkeys.
     
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    Yeah, our club in coordination with our local science center is planning a public viewing, if the weather cooperates, that is. And weather almost never does when planning something like this.
     
  13. Dryson

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    Ten minute long video of the Moon shot through my smartphone attached to my 127mm rig.
     
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    For anyone wondering, we were completely clouded out today and so we didn't bother going out and setting up.
     
  16. CorporalCaptain

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    The weather did not cooperate in my area, also. :( Maybe in ~30 years!
     
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  18. Dryson

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    It snowed where I live so I am finished for the season...unless there happens to be a particular clear night and the stars are really bright.

    But on the bright side...

    S5-HVS1, a star in the Crane shaped constellation, Grus, was ejected from the center our galaxy at approximately the same time that our human ancestors were learning to walk up right. S5 spotted travelling at around 3.7 million mph, about ten times faster than most stars travel and relatively close to Earth at 29,000 light-years.

    https://www.space.com/star-ejected-milky-way-black-hole-superfast-speed.html

    What is really interesting is that the star will eventually leave our galaxy. Is it a flare for other civilizations that have also experienced the same event, a star ejecting from the center of their galaxy where life is just learning to walk?

    Is S5 a beacon for our Universe that as it leaves our own Universe and travels across the expanse and into another Universe, will alien life become intrigued at where the foreign star came from?
     
  19. Asbo Zaprudder

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    I asked the magic 8-ball. It responded with "Don't count on it" and "No" to those questions.

    http://www.ask8ball.net/
     
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