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Weird Dave
2006-Jan-11, 05:28 PM
Another stunning HST picture, a vast picture of the Orion Nebula.

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2006/01/image/a

How low can you drop your jaw?

ToSeek
2006-Jan-11, 06:02 PM
Looks like a painting....

Carnifex
2006-Jan-11, 06:04 PM
Yes, it does look a lot like a painting, but it was good enough to take over the place of my background :)

Weird Dave
2006-Jan-11, 06:33 PM
The full image is 18000 pixels on each side. That's what I call high resolution...

Kristophe
2006-Jan-11, 06:44 PM
Wow. I'd love to get a full sized print of this. It is absolutely stunning.

pumpkinpie
2006-Jan-11, 07:15 PM
A number of institutions around the US and a few internationally have a 4x4 foot print of this on display. Unfortunately Kristophe, none in Canada! But if anyone else has a desire to see a poster-sized version in person, let me know and I can tell you if there's one nearby. (It's quite a list to post here.)
I recommend seeking it out!

Swift
2006-Jan-11, 08:00 PM
WOW!!! New background! Thanks Weird Dave (weird, but with good taste)

jlhredshift
2006-Jan-11, 08:05 PM
Magnificent!!
How many supernovaes cotributed dust to this region?
What are the proper motions of the dust clouds?
How many planets have formed or are forming around the new stars?
Was there an old system in the area that could have had time to develop life before the conflagration of supernovaes irradiated the area?

I estimate that it would take more time to answer these questions than it would take to read every issue since inception, front to back, of Icarus!

jfribrg
2006-Jan-11, 08:20 PM
It is now wallpaper for me too, having supplanted a cartoon pig ( explaining why I had a pig for wallpaper is a story for another thread).

Kullat Nunu
2006-Jan-11, 08:33 PM
How low can you drop your jaw?

On the floor...

Carnifex
2006-Jan-11, 09:55 PM
On the floor...

Outside through the window on a pavement is a bit lower in my case ;)

Wolverine
2006-Jan-12, 03:05 AM
Truly magnificent. What a mammoth release. :clap:

Glom
2006-Jan-15, 02:02 PM
Better than the view through the roof of the Physics Building here.

What would be interesting is to get a view from all angles so we can see it in 3D. Quick! Someone develop a superluminal telescope!

slotdrag
2006-Jan-15, 02:17 PM
Man are we going to miss hubble or what. Oh its my new background to.

mickal555
2006-Jan-16, 01:57 PM
WOW Thats an amazing image!


A number of institutions around the US and a few internationally have a 4x4 foot print of this on display. Unfortunately Kristophe, none in Canada! But if anyone else has a desire to see a poster-sized version in person, let me know and I can tell you if there's one nearby. (It's quite a list to post here.)
I recommend seeking it out!

Brisbane Australia

Champion_Munch
2006-Jan-16, 02:10 PM
Where would you put a 4x4 poster of that? Probably behind about 6m of bullet-proof glass...

Great picture. Pretty amazing resolution too. :D

with regards

Kelfazin
2006-Jan-16, 09:01 PM
A number of institutions around the US and a few internationally have a 4x4 foot print of this on display. Unfortunately Kristophe, none in Canada! But if anyone else has a desire to see a poster-sized version in person, let me know and I can tell you if there's one nearby. (It's quite a list to post here.)
I recommend seeking it out!

Simply breathtaking.

How about anywhere in the Phoenix, AZ area?

Ufonaut99
2006-Jan-17, 04:57 AM
How utterly AWESOME! They say a picture's worth a thousand words - That must beat Encyclopedia Galactica.

Out of interest :
- How big a patch of sky does the picture cover (compared to full moon size)?
- What was the total exposure time?
(hubblesite.org says 105 orbits).

Thanks

Kelfazin
2006-Jan-17, 08:16 AM
How big a patch of sky does the picture cover (compared to full moon size)?

Quote from the last paragraph in the article:


...The ACS mosaic covers approximately the apparent angular size of the full moon.

pumpkinpie
2006-Jan-17, 01:47 PM
Well shoot, Kelfazin and Mick, I can't answer your questions right now. I had the list of display institutions on a secure site, and I've forgotten the password! I might be able to get to it later this week, when someone who knows the password gets back in to town. (OT--she's in Florida to watch New Horizons launch!)
I would suggest contacting your local science museum to see if they have it.

Champion_Munch
2006-Jan-17, 01:58 PM
I would suggest contacting your local science museum to see if they have it.

Oh yeah, there's practically one on every street here. :P

with regards

pumpkinpie
2006-Jan-17, 02:08 PM
Oh yeah, there's practically one on every street here. :P

with regards

Well, sorry I wasn't more specific! ;) Where are you?

Mick, check out the Queensland Science Center (http://www.sciencentre.qld.gov.au/) in Brisbane.

Kef, the Arizona Science Center (http://www.azscience.org/) is in Phoenix!

Champion_Munch
2006-Jan-17, 04:15 PM
Oh, I live in Brisbane too. :D

with regards

mickal555
2006-Jan-17, 09:45 PM
OK sure thanks :D

mickal555
2006-Jan-17, 09:46 PM
Wait i've been to the science center latly(with my little sister)- its not there...

pumpkinpie
2006-Jan-18, 01:28 PM
Before or after January 11? If you were there before, you wouldn't have seen it because they weren't allowed to display it yet.

mickal555
2006-Jan-18, 03:03 PM
oh yeah opps it was before...