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My Astro Photo Of The Day
#31
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
(October 26, 2010 at 6:48 am)thesummerqueen Wrote:
(October 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm)orogenicman Wrote: I hope that was a compliment.

Yeah, it was a compliment. Big Grin

Thank you, summerqueen. Now, wanna take a shot at figuring out how many galaxies are in my last post? Come on. It'll be fun!
'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the scriptures, but with experiments, demonstrations, and observations".

- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

"In short, Meyer has shown that his first disastrous book was not a fluke: he is capable of going into any field in which he has no training or research experience and botching it just as badly as he did molecular biology. As I've written before, if you are a complete amateur and don't understand a subject, don't demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger effect by writing a book about it and proving your ignorance to everyone else! "

- Dr. Donald Prothero
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#32
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
(October 26, 2010 at 7:11 am)orogenicman Wrote: Thank you, summerqueen. Now, wanna take a shot at figuring out how many galaxies are in my last post? Come on. It'll be fun!

Hmmm...don't laugh - it's been a LOOOONG time since I looked through a telescope at something (well besides someone's window, but I've since gotten therapy for that)... I think it looks like there are four or five that I would guess at (well, there's a pretty obvious one smack in your face, but the number includes that one).

I used to be fairly into astronomy as a child, until I got more interested in the myths associated with the constellations than in a lot of the science. It's more balanced now that I'm older. Your moon picture is fucking awesome.

How's your shoulder healing up? Funny you say that about winter - that was always the time people took me out for star-gazing where I used to live. Could be a huge factor in why I moved further south... [shiver]


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#33
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
(October 26, 2010 at 8:41 am)thesummerqueen Wrote:
(October 26, 2010 at 7:11 am)orogenicman Wrote: Thank you, summerqueen. Now, wanna take a shot at figuring out how many galaxies are in my last post? Come on. It'll be fun!

Hmmm...don't laugh - it's been a LOOOONG time since I looked through a telescope at something (well besides someone's window, but I've since gotten therapy for that)... I think it looks like there are four or five that I would guess at (well, there's a pretty obvious one smack in your face, but the number includes that one).

I used to be fairly into astronomy as a child, until I got more interested in the myths associated with the constellations than in a lot of the science. It's more balanced now that I'm older. Your moon picture is fucking awesome.

How's your shoulder healing up? Funny you say that about winter - that was always the time people took me out for star-gazing where I used to live. Could be a huge factor in why I moved further south... [shiver]

Winter is when a lot of the die hard astronomers do their best work. No one to hassle you. Clear skies, low humidity, and lots of hot coffee. I may not be one of those this year until my shoulder heals (thanks for asking, by the way). I saw my surgeon yesterday for the first time since the operation. He showed me some before and after photographs he took. Wow. I knew I had a bone spur in my shoulder, but had no idea it was the size of a marble. Ouch! That explains a lot. Also, the cartilage tear I had was worse than I imagined. I'm still in a lot of pain, but taking some good painkillers for that. I just hope it doesn't drag on for too long.

Oh, as for your answer to my question of how many galaxies are in the photograph - wrong. Sorry. Too low. Try again. Cool Shades

'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the scriptures, but with experiments, demonstrations, and observations".

- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

"In short, Meyer has shown that his first disastrous book was not a fluke: he is capable of going into any field in which he has no training or research experience and botching it just as badly as he did molecular biology. As I've written before, if you are a complete amateur and don't understand a subject, don't demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger effect by writing a book about it and proving your ignorance to everyone else! "

- Dr. Donald Prothero
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#34
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
(October 26, 2010 at 9:31 am)orogenicman Wrote: Oh, as for your answer to my question of how many galaxies are in the photograph - wrong. Sorry. Too low. Try again. Cool Shades

[pout] hmph. Well then, maybe if another one of the smarties on this forum guesses a little closer, you can post another version of it with markings of where each of them are. Tongue
In my defense as well - I'm used to spotting different shaped leaves in a mass of greenery...not identifying points of light... Big Grin
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#35
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
(October 26, 2010 at 9:35 am)thesummerqueen Wrote:
(October 26, 2010 at 9:31 am)orogenicman Wrote: Oh, as for your answer to my question of how many galaxies are in the photograph - wrong. Sorry. Too low. Try again. Cool Shades

[pout] hmph. Well then, maybe if another one of the smarties on this forum guesses a little closer, you can post another version of it with markings of where each of them are. Tongue
In my defense as well - I'm used to spotting different shaped leaves in a mass of greenery...not identifying points of light... Big Grin

That's the plan.
'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the scriptures, but with experiments, demonstrations, and observations".

- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

"In short, Meyer has shown that his first disastrous book was not a fluke: he is capable of going into any field in which he has no training or research experience and botching it just as badly as he did molecular biology. As I've written before, if you are a complete amateur and don't understand a subject, don't demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger effect by writing a book about it and proving your ignorance to everyone else! "

- Dr. Donald Prothero
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#36
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
Eleven?
"God is dead" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Faith is what you have in things that DON'T exist. - Homer J. Simpson
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#37
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
You're getting warmer. No cigar, though.
'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the scriptures, but with experiments, demonstrations, and observations".

- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

"In short, Meyer has shown that his first disastrous book was not a fluke: he is capable of going into any field in which he has no training or research experience and botching it just as badly as he did molecular biology. As I've written before, if you are a complete amateur and don't understand a subject, don't demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger effect by writing a book about it and proving your ignorance to everyone else! "

- Dr. Donald Prothero
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#38
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
Shake Fist

TWENTY FOUR!
"God is dead" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Faith is what you have in things that DON'T exist. - Homer J. Simpson
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#39
RE: My Astro Photo Of The Day
hmm, 42?
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#40
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14
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