View Full Version : APOD - wow!

2003-Jun-16, 04:40 AM
How many of these can you name? (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030616.html) :o

The Supreme Canuck
2003-Jun-16, 04:44 AM
:o One: the Eagle Nebula. But I've seen most of them before!

2003-Jun-16, 05:35 AM
I recognize the Chess Knight nebula at the bottom.

2003-Jun-16, 12:08 PM
The Tangerine Dream guy, Chris Franke, is here (spoiler) (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=710).

2003-Jun-16, 12:25 PM
Tangerine Dream, another German band that is much better known abroad than in Germany...

Harald (yep, I'm back)

2003-Jun-16, 01:09 PM
Hmm, let's see.

The Cartwheel Galaxy
The Hourglass Nebula
The Lagoon Nebula
The Eagle Nebula
The Pleides
A detail of the Helix Nebula
NGC 4414
The Horsehead Nebula
The Twin-Jet Nebula

Plus loads of others I recognise but cannot name.

If APOD is eight years old, how can they have had over 100 million pictures?

2003-Jun-16, 01:17 PM
If APOD is eight years old, how can they have had over 100 million pictures?
It says they served that many, not that they have that many. Must be talking about downloads.

2003-Jun-16, 03:42 PM
Do you know if there are posters available of this, or any other APOD pics?

2003-Jun-16, 04:31 PM
Chris Franke also did the Babylon Five sound tracks. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/artist/glance/-/76378/ref=m_art_dp/102-0909663-3187352)

Pi Man
2003-Jun-16, 04:55 PM
I recognized very very very very few, and I couldn't name any! :P
I'm more of a Astro-physics, cosmology, GR theory, guy! :D

2003-Jun-16, 04:59 PM
Do you know if there are posters available of this, or any other APOD pics?

The write-up beneath the picture offers a link to the FAQ page. (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap_faq.html) One FAQ is:
[quote] Q7: How can I get a nice poster of a particular APOD?
A7: APOD does not sell posters. Some pictures originating from NASA can be purchased in poster form following the information on this approved NASA page. [/url]

The link given in the above quote does not work, so I didn't include it. But I believe it was supposed to go to here (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html) .

2003-Jun-16, 08:21 PM
I see:

Horsehead Nebula
Hourglass Nebula
Bubble Nebula
Cartwheel Galaxy
Orion Nebula
Lagoon Nebula

A lot of the images I recognize but can't remember the names of.

2003-Jun-17, 01:50 AM
Hey folks, it's Elana! :-)

If you need information on the star collage project, go to www.dreamcircle.com/apod

I am still trying to unpeel myself from the ceiling at the honor of something I did being on APOD. I get to pretend like I am actually famous or something... at least for another 5-6 hours (at this writing), approximately. :D

I wish I kept track of what image was what. For the record, half of the images I downloaded from APOD and the other was a sweet place called to-scorpio.com which seems to be down. I miss to-scorpio.com. :cry: Anyone know whatever happened to it?

I am still waiting for the official reaction from you-know-who... knowing well his love of space as expressed in his words and his music; the guy should be fairly amused. THIS is gonna be good. :wink:

2003-Jun-17, 01:53 AM
It looks like all the nebulae are ganging up on that poor ball in the middle.

2003-Jun-17, 01:54 AM
Welcome Elana! We have another celebrity on board.

Make sure you report in to David.

2003-Jun-17, 03:21 AM
Good show, Elana!

You are welcome to join in on our fun here anytime!

2003-Jun-17, 03:29 AM
As Arthur C Clarke said in response to certain weird structures on the surface of Venus, "It definitely looks organic to me."

Very Nice!