View Full Version : Pretty picture from the Canuck-Frog-Hula Telescope

2004-Sep-29, 07:25 PM
Celebrating its 25th anniversary (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/wallpaper_cfht_25th.html?2992004)

That is what CFH stands for, isn't it? ;)

2004-Sep-29, 07:41 PM
It always amazes me that no matter the size of telescope field of view there are always loads and loads (technical term for lots!) of galaxies. Each one having maybe hundreds of millions of stars and dear knows how many planets orbiting. It's silly I know but it just makes me feel kind of small.

2004-Sep-29, 07:59 PM
Celebrating its 25th anniversary (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/wallpaper_cfht_25th.html?2992004)

That is what CFH stands for, isn't it? ;)

Lovely images! I just discovered the CFHT Legacy Survey, and already have some science waiting for the public release ina couple of years. However, pursuant to the terms of the PR picture release, I guess we're not supposed to actually think about any such science yet. But just look at that silhouetted-galaxy pair in one of the zoom frames, and contemplate a systematic search in these fields combined with the GEMS and GOODS HST fields.

Oops, sorry, a bit carried away. By the way - people may not know that there is an archive of raw and calibration data from the CFHT through the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, subject to (usually) a one-year proprietary period.

2004-Sep-29, 08:00 PM
Oooh pretty. It's why I love astronomy. :D

2004-Sep-30, 12:15 AM
Cool pics. :D I ended up poking around the CFHT site a bit. I now know a bit about what one of my profs from Intro Astronomy (many years ago) is up to.