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    Who likes Astronomy?

    I just bought a new Astronomy magazine and some of the picture in it
    are just breath taking. I used to take a telescope and look at the stars.
    I would like if any of you do that now. Right now all I use is the net to
    look at the stars.
    judy tooley

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    Come on Corno! I know you like astronomy or you wouldn't have
    shared the picture with us.
    judy tooley

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    Hi Ms. Judy,

    Of course I love Astronomy. Its just that real Astronomy consists of so vastly much more than just gazing at planets, stars, galaxies, supernovas, and gamma ray bursts. Real Astronomy uses the whole panoply of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Now, Astrophotography is of course a very enjoyable way of discovering new phenomena which anyone with a good telescope and a CCD Camera can use to contribute images to the Astronomy Community and possibly help the professional Astronomers with identifying new objects.

    There are so many sub-disciplines in Astronomy: Celestial Mechanics, Infrared Astronomy, VLBI(very long base line interferometry), Physical Cosmology, Astrochemistry, Astrobiology...I could go on but I'll spare the forum my incessant prattle.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    According to the article below

    http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...ay_040524.html

    The known Universe is 156 billion light-years wide - another big *migraine number*
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Yeah like google!
    judy tooley

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    Hi Ms. Judy,

    Then there is Googolplex, which is larger than a Googol.............

    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I wonder if you read Astronomy magazine?
    judy tooley

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    Hi Ms. Judy,

    Once in a blue moon I'll buy an issue of Astronomy magazine but I find the pictures very lurid - I call it *Astro-Porn*

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    lol @ astro-porn

    I enjoy astronomy, but I am passionate about CCD photography and the technology in refining and analysing images. (partly to do with my masters)

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    Hi Damien,

    Are you doing your Masters program in conjuction with the Subaru Telescope or do you have your own Schmidt Telescope or other reflector with a large detector(CCD) of around 25 or more megapixels?

    Just curious...

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    my masters is actually primarily based on air particulates, but using the same principles as astrophotography. I don't actually own a telescope - too much light pollution in Tokyo.

    My masters is through an Australian university.

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    Since I can't afford a real telescope I use Google Earth to get my star
    gazing need taken care of. Have you noticed the moon the last two nights
    being almost in a lunar eclipse before it rises up a bit more? It was a
    bright orange last night here.
    judy tooley

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    Hi Damien,

    Thanx for sharing - I wish you great success in writing your thesis about air particulates.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I have an 8" dobsonian telescope.

    Not had much time to do much observing this year. I take an active interest in cosmology.

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    I've been watching Lost in Space ... does that count??

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