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Gneiss
2005-Jan-01, 01:13 PM
Ok, the idea is as follows...

You name an object, preferably something in the night sky, and the next person has to find a picture of it, post that picture, and name an object of their own for the next person to find etc etc.

I'll start with a nice easy one....

The Moon :lol:

StarLab
2005-Jan-01, 05:35 PM
Actually this sounds like a clever brilliant idea let's move this to the Astrophoto thread!

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-01, 05:38 PM
Got your moon

science.nasa.gov/images/bluemoon_fred.jpg (http://science.nasa.gov/images/bluemoon_fred.jpg)

Now find a Star

Duane
2005-Jan-01, 05:51 PM
Got the star:

ftp://ftp.seds.org/pub/images/hst/Gl623b.jpg

Now find Phobos.

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-01, 05:56 PM
here we are

http://athena.cornell.edu/images/scientists/phobos.jpg

now find andromada

StarLab
2005-Jan-01, 05:58 PM
Good job, well done Chromestar, now what do you want us to find?

Duane
2005-Jan-01, 06:04 PM
Here:

http://www.seds.org/messier/Jpg/m31.jpg

Now find Betelgeuse

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-01, 06:17 PM
2 can play at that game :D :P

here:

zimmer.csufresno.edu/~fringwal/betelgeuse.gif (http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~fringwal/betelgeuse.gif)

Now find a GRB

Duane
2005-Jan-01, 06:35 PM
Ha, too easy:

http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~sav2/grb031203/4panel_hi.gif

Lets try something harder. Prometheus.

StarLab
2005-Jan-01, 07:51 PM
Hang on, fellas, let's add a rule to this game:

If you send people off to find something that's already been mentioned and found, you're out.

galaxygirl
2005-Jan-01, 08:27 PM
http://www.meta-evolutions.de/images/ssdc/ssdc_planet_saturn_moon_prometheus_voyager_2.jpeg

Now find Hyperion

Gneiss
2005-Jan-01, 09:10 PM
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/pgj/planetes/hyperion.jpg

The Crab Nebula

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-01, 10:01 PM
I'll join in!

Crab nebula found here! (http://www.etacarinae.net/Spaceart/crab_1280.jpg)

Now find Comet Machholz.

By the way, how do you get a picture displayed in the thread?

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-01, 10:02 PM
Here's one by the great David Malin:

http://www.seds.org/messier/Pics/Jpg/m1dfm.jpg

Next (f/) stop, Thor's Helmet!

Dave Mitsky

Planetwatcher
2005-Jan-01, 10:12 PM
good job Dave, but you now have to list something for the next person to find.

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-01, 10:28 PM
I believe I may have posted my original reply prior to Rigel but edited it in search of a good amateur shot of M1. I couldn't find one that I liked at first but eventually I came across a noteworthy image:

http://www.telescopes.cc/m1.htm

Here's a good image of Comet Machholz Q2:

http://panther-observatory.com/gallery/com...Mach_121204.htm (http://panther-observatory.com/gallery/comets/doc/Mach_121204.htm)

My pick was NGC 2359, also known as Thor's Helmet and the Duck Nebula.

Dave Mitsky

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-01, 10:31 PM
I got it! Like I said, I can't actually upload it so that it's visible in the forum. Can anyone help me please? :lol:

http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~mars/brightnebu...359/ngc2359.jpg (http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~mars/brightnebura/ngc2359/ngc2359.jpg)

Planetwatcher
2005-Jan-01, 10:47 PM
I had the same problem. But Rigel posted first, so he got that one. Right?

Matthew
2005-Jan-02, 01:05 AM
Rigel what do you choose for us to find?

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-02, 09:54 AM
Right, now find M13 otherwise known as The Great Herculese Cluster.

Ola D.
2005-Jan-02, 10:22 AM
There you go..
http://c-woodruf.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/m13c8lrgb8min.jpg

Now find M45, i'll not mention the name that will make it pretty easy :)

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-02, 11:20 AM
Here you go

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/uploads/jpg/The_Pleiades_(M45).jpg

it's also known as the Pleiades :P

now find a black hole (To easy hey :lol: :lol: :lol: )

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-02, 11:41 AM
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/spacesci/pictures/blackhole/BH1m.jpg

Now find the Lagoon Nebula.

Chromestar, how do you post pictures so that they're visable in the thread?

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-02, 11:45 AM
Hi Rigel :D

when you post a post, there is a tool bar on top it lets you make things bold or a certain color or add a URL right?

you'll notice there is also a option "called" IMG. click on it and add the URL address it asks for/ you want to add.

hope this helps!!! ;)
ChromeStar

Also here's the lagoon nebula
http://www.godandscience.org/images/lagoon.jpg

What the hell, here's a black hole i found - So what just because it's my post does'nt mean i can't also look :D :P :(

http://www.irtc.org/ftp/pub/stills/2001-08-31/event.jpg

now find canis minor

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-02, 12:15 PM
http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/cmi-t.jpg

There you are, a nice labelled canis minor.

Now find Polaris.

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-02, 12:28 PM
I had a choice, But i go with C :D :P

A
http://www.stevenscycle.com/Polaris/Polaris_Snowmobiles_2003/POLARIS_INDY_500.jpg

B
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/slbm/polaris-a3-DFSC8407332_JPG.jpg

C
http://www.carbonar.es/s33/Olimpiada-2002/Polaris.jpg

Now Find triton

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-02, 01:18 PM
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/faculty/barnes/ast110/gwas/triton.jpg

There you are, a picture of Triton.

Now find.....Diemos

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-02, 04:21 PM
Got ya

http://gw.marketingden.com/planets/images/fullsize/deimos.jpg

Now Find An Inpact in progress

Matthew
2005-Jan-03, 06:49 AM
Too easy... just think Shoemaker-Levy 9!

http://www.solarviews.com/raw/sl9/sl9rend.gif

http://www.solarviews.com/raw/sl9/sl9rend.gif

Now find an image of Andromeda in infra-red.

(I couldn't fathom just saying Andromeda.....)

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-03, 05:56 PM
Now that was to easy

http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Outreach/Edu/Regions/andromeda.jpg

find the lagoon Nebula in X-ray

Matthew
2005-Jan-04, 12:15 AM
Wow thats a hard one. Been looking for half an hour and nothing.....

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-04, 08:38 PM
I think i caught myself out on this one :lol: :D :lol:

lets give it 1 more shot :D

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-04, 09:21 PM
Alright, even i give up. <_<


Find our galaxy

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-05, 09:21 PM
Yeah, that was pretty hard.... I can live with the Milky Way, though&#33;

http://www.southernskies.com.au/astro/milky%20way%20and%20mars.jpg

Right, now find a nice and easy Sirius&#33;

Matthew
2005-Jan-06, 12:22 AM
Rigel see [/i]here (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050104.html) for an artists impression (based on scientific evidence) of the Milky Way from afar.



http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0010/siriusb_cxo.jpg

That is the Sirius binary system in X-ray, as imaged by the Chandra Observatory, the big star is actually Sirius B, while the smaller star is Sirius A.... in visible light Sirius A is brighter: but not in X rays. For more information see APOD. (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap001006.html)


Now find an image of the Moon in Color

[i](Remember most images of the moon are in B&W)

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-06, 12:46 AM
You may not have had this in mind but strictly speaking they are photos of the Moon in color.

http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky...08_LunarEclipse (http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky&i=2003_1108_LunarEclipse)

http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky...redCrescentMoon (http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky&i=ColoredCrescentMoon)

How about the Witchhead Nebula?

Dave Mitsky

Matthew
2005-Jan-06, 01:17 AM
Yep they were what I was looking for Dave. Though to tell the truth I was ready to pull out Photoshop to analyse the pictures to check there was at least a pixel that wasn&#39;t in the greyscale color system. Thanks for the more obvious color: saved me a bit. :D

Here is your Witchhead Nebula:

http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/ic2118calverts.jpg

Now how about a photo of the Nearest Nebula to Earth?

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-06, 03:56 AM
NGC 7293, the Helix or more properly the Helical Nebua, is generally considered to be the closest nebula to Earth.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960417.html

Let&#39;s have a photo of good old Comet C/1995 O1.

Dave Mitsky

Duane
2005-Jan-06, 10:59 PM
Nice one Dave&#33; Hale-Bopp:

http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2...-01-preview.jpg (http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2001/phot-07b-01-preview.jpg)


Now find Apollo Crater.

Matthew
2005-Jan-07, 02:57 AM
http://www.iserv.net/~chaffee/crater.jpg

I don&#39;t exactly like the image, but thats it. A descrition of the numbers on the photo can be found at http://www.iserv.net/~chaffee/ch17003.htm.

Now find Cygnus X-1 But not artists impression&#33;

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-07, 08:49 AM
Here&#39;s a hard x-ray image of Cygnus X-1:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast07jun_1.htm

Batter up&#33; The best barred spiral galaxy, if you&#39;ll forgive the pun, bar none - NGC 1365.

BTW, I must admit that I had an ulterior motive for suggesting Comet Hale-Bopp. :rolleyes:

http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky...opp5inRefractor (http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky&i=199703CometHale-Bopp5inRefractor)

http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky...rimeFocusNaylor (http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky&i=Hale-BoppPrimeFocusNaylor)

http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky...pParabolicHoods (http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky&i=Hale-BoppParabolicHoods)

http://www.skyinsight.net/forum/modules.ph...=view_photo.php (http://www.skyinsight.net/forum/modules.php?set_albumName=album10&id=Comet_Hale_Bopp_from_Little_Buffalo&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_photo.php)

http://www.skyinsight.net/forum/modules.ph...=view_photo.php (http://www.skyinsight.net/forum/modules.php?set_albumName=album10&id=Comet_Hale_Bopp_over_Bob_s_Dome_April_1997_sign ed&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_photo.php)

http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky...le-BoppDansDome (http://dvaa.org/php/mpix.php?p=Dave_Mitsky&i=Hale-BoppDansDome)

Dave Mitsky

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-07, 06:08 PM
So, what next? :huh:

Matthew
2005-Jan-07, 10:57 PM
Here is NGC 1365:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/9906/ngc1365_vlt.jpg

Now find the Tharsis Bulge.

Duane
2005-Jan-08, 12:21 AM
Had to add this image of Apollo Crater from the moon&#39;s far side:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/research/lunar_orbiter/images/aimg/v_030_h1.jpg

A very tough find.

And Tharsis:

http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/moc_atlas/mc9.jpg

Now find Tau Ceti.

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-08, 08:46 AM
Here a SCUBA false color image from the James Clerk Maxwell submilleter telescope:

http://www.pparc.ac.uk/Nw/taucetiscience.gif

and one from the DSS:

http://nstars.arc.nasa.gov/skyimage/jpg/NS0144m1556-dss-1982.jpg

Dave Mitsky

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-08, 08:48 AM
Let&#39;s visit the Tarantula Nebula now.

Dave Mitsky

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-08, 09:04 AM
http://amminadab.com/annex/images/tarantula%20nebula.jpg

There you are, dave.

Now find Proxima Centauri.

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-08, 10:00 AM
Proxima Centauri, also known as Alpha Centauri C and V645 Centauri, is the M5.5Ve red dwarf in the center of the image.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0207/proximacen1_aao_big.jpg

I had the pleasure of observing Proxima Centauri with a 22" Starmaster at the 2002 Southern Skies Star Party.

http://www.aao.gov.au/images/captions/uks038.html

http://www.solstation.com/stars/alp-cent3.htm

Let&#39;s try another triple star, Beta Monocerotis.

Dave Mitsky

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-08, 10:25 AM
http://www.skyhound.com/sh/archive/jan/Beta_01.gif

There - it&#39;s not a very good picture, but the best I could find.

Now take a look for NGC 3132.

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-08, 10:59 AM
Ah, the Eight-Burst or Southern Ring Nebula, a very nice planetary nebula in Vela:

http://www.geocities.com/milnecd/3132color.jpg

http://www.starlore.net/ngc3132.htm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap981110.html

Add 240 to the NGC number for the next object, which happens to be one of my very favorites.

Dave Mitsky

Duane
2005-Jan-08, 08:11 PM
http://www.ngcic.org/ngcicdb.asp

Wow, that was a tough find&#33;

Ok, talking about doubles, how about a double QSO, real color image.

Matthew
2005-Jan-08, 11:13 PM
http://www.ociw.edu/magellan/qso0512.gif

At least I think its real colour. :( The image can be found at www.ociw.edu/ magellan/history.html





Now find an Einstien Ring.

Dave Mitsky
2005-Jan-09, 03:16 AM
The link for NGC 3372 that Duane supplied doesn&#39;t seem to work. (I didn&#39;t mean NGC 240, BTW.) Here&#39;s an image of the Eta Carinae Nebula, the best emission nebula in the heavens.

http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/images/d2/02192a.jpg

http://www.seds.org/messier/xtra/ngc/n3372.html

http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0667.html

Now on to the next request. MG1131+0546, PKS 1830-211, and B1938+666 are all thought to be Einstein rings.

http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2000/vla20/background/ering/

http://www.mira.org/fts0/s_system/161/text/txt005z.htm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap980330.html

Let&#39;s try Hoag&#39;s Object next.

Dave Mitsky

Duane
2005-Jan-09, 04:00 AM
(I didn&#39;t mean NGC 240, BTW.)

Got me&#33; Here&#39;s Hoag&#39;s Object:

http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2002/21/images/a/formats/small_web.jpg

Always liked this one.

Now I wonder if a nice HII picture of a cat&#39;s eye is available?

ChromeStar
2005-Jan-09, 08:28 AM
Pretty pic, What is it or what is Hoag&#39;s Object?

Betelgeuse
2005-Jan-09, 05:36 PM
Yes, it was Hoag&#39;s object and it is very pretty&#33;

I can&#39;t seem to find the HII region of cat&#39;s eye nebula though, I&#39;ll keep trying.....

Duane
2005-Jan-12, 12:53 AM
http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2004/27/images/a/formats/web.jpg

Not in HII, although it was one of the filters to make this image. I could not pull the HII image out of the group :(


Ok, how about the Virgo Cluster?

Metalllion
2005-Jan-12, 05:47 AM
Now, that should do the trick.

http://www.seds.org/messier/Pics/Jpg/virgo.jpg

Any weightlifters in the group?
What would you use?

Marc B. :)

Matthew
2005-Jan-12, 07:44 AM
Metallion, you get to choose what we go looking for next.

And just as a note I&#39;ve got another thread that asks about HII images... as people who participate in this thread seem to know the answer could you just drop by at HII images. (http://www.universetoday.com/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=13&t=6047)

Metalllion
2005-Jan-12, 08:09 AM
Hi Matthew.

I did ask what to look up next.

What would weightlifters use?
(trick question, I know, but that&#39;s the way I am) :lol:

Spacemad
2005-Jan-12, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by Metalllion@Jan 12 2005, 08:09 AM
Hi Matthew.

I did ask what to look up next.

What would weightlifters use?
(trick question, I know, but that&#39;s the way I am)* :lol:
That&#39;s easy&#33; It&#39;s the Dumbbell Nebula&#33;

What would you use raw steak for? :P


Metalllion: You´re not the only one who can pose tricky questions&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :rolleyes:

How can I upload images to this page, like you guys do? I´ve got images of both Nebulas mentioned here but how casn I get them into this page? :unsure: :huh:

Duane
2005-Jan-12, 06:03 PM
Good one Spacemad.

The Black Eye galaxy:

http://store1.yimg.com/I/skyimage_1822_359772


On the same vein, a cat&#39;s eye would likely focus here. :lol:

Metalllion
2005-Jan-13, 02:18 PM
Here&#39;s what you&#39;re looking for:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0203/catseye_hst_big.jpg

And now, how about looking for a bride&#39;s camouflage?

:lol:

Duane
2005-Jan-13, 02:47 PM
No, I was actually looking for this:

http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2002/11/images/h/formats/small_web.jpg

Although I would also have settled for this:

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/mouse/mouse_xray_radio.jpg

Metalllion
2005-Jan-13, 02:57 PM
Sorry, I tought you were talking about Cat&#39;s eye nebula.
:huh:

Duane
2005-Jan-13, 03:01 PM
http://www.sbig.com/userjpgs/6992ac.jpg

Bride&#39;s disguise.


PS--my last images were The Mice (NGC4696) and The Mouse (Chandra image of a pulsar in Sagittarious). Get it--the eye would focus here :)

Now lets se the head of the class&#33;

Metalllion
2005-Jan-15, 01:01 AM
Soorry Duane but you&#39;ve really got me stumpped with this one.

Would you give us a clue?

Pretty Please ?

Duane
2005-Jan-16, 11:10 AM
Sure&#33; Look to the hunter.

The horsehead nebula in orion.

Metalllion
2005-Jan-16, 10:27 PM
thanks for the tip, Duane

and here it is:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/9905/horsehead_noao_big.jpg

So haw about a trip to the Great White North to see the locals?