Originally Posted by Tom Davis
Yes planted by throwing them out the window and three days later that galaxy stalk grew
Originally Posted by gregbradley
Oh my gawd not another Cent A image??!! Hehehe
Time to get out and do a fresh 20 hour image Mikey boy.
I sit here playing quite often and just fiddle, every now and then I throw something together from old data that I think looks kinda cool so I post it, not a Eureka moment just different usually.
Originally Posted by AlexN
I vote for 20hrs on M16.... Ha.S.H.O for LRGB!
Ah yes Alex quite a possibilty, my new low reflection Astronomik LRGB filter set arrives next week so I will be out ASAP
...really trying to decide on what to do, I have so many ideas
...err?..maybe Centaurus A...?
Originally Posted by Jay-qu
Its ok Mike I havent seen it, so thanks for re-posting
That truly is an amazing image, I love all the little galaxies in the back ground...
Glad for ya Jay, did you have a browse at the full colour version and other versions of the data?...I did a few
Originally Posted by avandonk
When I first started at CSIRO in 1974 my immediate supervisor explained to me about this Malin bloke that made out of focus masks to modulate the image on the very large plates from the Anglo Australian Telescope when he 'printed' them to tease out low contrast detail and still attempt to get the full dynamic range. This very bright scientist was Peter Tulloch.
We all think we live in a golden age of discovery. The reality is we should do the best we can with the equipment we have and also realize any shortcomings in ourselves and the equipment.
We should all take a moment to contemplate all the people who came before us that spent their lives showing us the way.
All scientific endeavour depends on so many people and good equipment before we even have a good idea, so it is difficult to excise your original contribution from what is already known.
Now I think there is a cryptic message in there somewhere Bert...sooooo can ya enlighten me, please? In laymans speak, I am after all an ex strongman