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    The first Hubble deep field. This isn't the night sky. This is past the stars. This is in between, beside, and behind every single star in the sky. Galaxies stretching off into infinity, innumerable to count.

    Obviously not mine. Google Hubble

    *****

    Personally I think a image such as this gives a majesty to us Minions and the Universe more than anything any church can produce

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    Anyone know the name of this object..12 hours exposure.
    Alex

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    Been waiting.......

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    p.s. Leo ?
     
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    To the right is the Tarantula Nebula found in the Large Magellan Cloud, an irregular gallaxy, visable from the Southern Hemisphere and approx 170 000 light years from Earth.
    Here is another image of the same object with different framing.
    Alex
     
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    so wonderful, God is so great to create it.
     
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    In the first picture (#243) is the Small Magellanic Cloud also shown?
     
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    No..what you see is only a small part...I hope to get some widefield shots of both clouds..only need the DSLR camera...
    Alex
     
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    Thanks for your compliment on my photo creation but please just call me Alex. These photos are created by taking many individual photos thru 4 different filters.. six hours of total combination to produce a luminance base, four hours of Ha, and one and a half hours in O11 and S11...each photo is only 60 seconds but many are stacked to produce one photo for each channel then the four channels are merged to create the final image...and actually it is not an object that is the result of a "creation" but as a result of the destruction of a star...so you could say..God is so great to destroy that star...thanks for looking.
    Alex
     
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    I have been working hard to get the new roll off roof observatory completed.. since I last made a report I have installed a concrete pier with a ton and a half of concrete for stability, installed a 19 mm ply overlay floor over the original floor of particle board and on top of the ply added "woodflooring"...plactic that looks like wood ..and added nails to make it look more timber like..I had it laying around else I would not have bothered...but the floor is now very solid.

    I purchased a new mount with belt drive which will give better tracking than my other two mounts.

    The old mounts will remain where they are in the small observatory...so I will cover three focal lengths..or three scopes 80mm, 115mm and 200mm app.

    But I really need one more camera when I can afford it.

    I had to cast in alluminium a part to go between the mount and the pier as all the products out there were not good enough in my view. Making the mold, setting up the forge and making the pour was great fun and very demanding on my non experience...I am about to line the observatory with foam to insulate it and manage moisture. I recently acquired a excellent microscope and camera for it which I will keep in the observatory...

    there will be a computer desk for acquiring photos and mount control, a microscope desk to view animals and take photos, an[/ATTACH]

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    image processing desk featuring a drawing tablet which will be used mainly for astro images..microscope images are new to me so I have no plans yet. And a work bench where I can work on, repair and adjust mounts, telescopes and microscopes.

    I built a deck out the front so I can sit and do visual with binos or just have a cuppa.

    It has kept me very busy and still has a way to go to completion...
    In addition I have had an earthmover to move all the cut down trees to one side and started casting grass seeds so as to end up with a little park but mainly to make safer in bush fire season.

    Needless to say I am now broke.

    Alex
     

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    Nice observatory. It's hard to tell if you built it or if God built it but it's nice either way.
     
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    Given the flaws and mistakes you could think a god built it however I am making right the small things that can be done better which will make it clear its better than a god job.

    I hope you are not one of these people who blurts out "god" every sentence as doing this or that ...I would be happy but I never see any evidence he is on deck...in fact all the evidence points to him being on shore leave or never been on board when the boat set sail.

    The combination of reading the bible cover to cover and astronomy will have most thinking folk conclude that god is a mere invention and of course if you study some history you will find the evidence that sees the invention idea proved a fact.

    Astrology gave us a rash of human gods who had in common...12 followers, death and resurrection after three days being born 24 th December and lots of stuff seeking to make the human god seem "Sun like" but most astronomers fail to have any interest in astrology but I find it explains so much of religion one could wonder how you could discuss religion without fitting in astrology.
    Alex
     
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    You don't have to worry about me being one who blurts out "God" in every sentence (or in any sentence).
     
  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    So you are setting out demonstrate Evolution?

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    I dont know .. I will watch of course...at first I though saint was like that but then I realised he was complimenting my photos notwithstanding the god like flaws.
    Alex
     
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    To could say that...this thing certainly has evolved..A mate put me on to it ( the building) because I was talking about buying a 16 inch scope and needed a rather big area to put it...well as I researched the matter it became clear that a 16 inch is a bad idea..difficult to adjust, long focal length which would exclude most all the photos I have posted here in the past...one of those things that you want but is a real bad idea...anyways by the time I decided not to get the 16 inch I had already bought the roll off...then I worked out by just doing what I have done up till now but get a better mount and another good camera (same as what I have) would produce better results than from the 16 inch..I have an eight inch that when set up will hit the sweet spot..and so now big room small scope...and two microscopes..I just ordered another microscope specifically for photos...and I need yet another a "stereo microscope" ...

    But now three desks and a work bench.
    Much better.
    Indeed evolution.

    I hope you are doing well.
    Alex
     
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    Jupiter and Saturn to form ‘Christmas Star’ in Great Conjunction of 2020 – How to see Anthony Cuthbertson
    Sat, December 19, 2020, 1:25 AM PST·2 min read


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    The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will coincide with the longest day of the year in 2020 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
    Jupiter and Saturn will come together in the night’s sky later this weekend, forming what will appear to be a single bright star above the horizon.

    The event, known as the “Great Conjunction”, will take place on the longest night of the year, offering stargazers a unique opportunity to view it.

    The winter solstice, which occurs on 21 December, will also coincide with the peak of the Ursid meteor shower, marking a spectacular end to the astronomical calendar in 2020.


    This month’s Great Conjunction will be the closest encounter of the two largest planets in the solar system since 1623, despite Jupiter and Saturn passing close to each other every 20 years or so.

    Jupiter and Saturn will come within 0.1 degree of each other – around one fifth of the moon’s diameter – and it will be visible from all around the world.

    Given the timing of the conjunction, some have likened the merging of the two gas giants to the Christmas Star.

    Weather permitting, the two planets will briefly appear as a single entity with the naked eye, just above the horizon when looking southwest shortly after sunset.

    Looking in that direction with an amateur-grade telescope, the rare event will mean both Jupiter and Saturn appear within the same field of view.

    The best place to witness the spectacle is far away from any light pollution, with professional astronomers and photographers advising watchers to allow at least 45 minutes to allow for their eyes to adjust to the darkness.

    The planets will once again conjoin within one tenth of a degree of each other in 2080, meaning this may be the last chance for many people to see such a conjunction within their lifetimes.

    Each night leading up until 21 December, Jupiter and Saturn will “gradually move closer to each other”, according to Nasa.

    “Keep in mind that while the two gas giants may appear close, in reality they are hundreds of millions of miles apart,” the US space agency said.

    “This will be quite a striking sight, but you will need to look fast as both planets will set shortly after sunset.”

    Read More . https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jupiter-saturn-form-christmas-star-185416227.html

    Because the last conjuction in 1623 was obscured, this one will be the only visible since the prior conjunction in 1200
     
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    Its raining here which can always be expected when there is something neat to see...I mean it won't stop...the new dam is full and overflowing...so I bought a rock guitar and a killer little amp and looper today seeing I will have the genny running for power for days and days..that happens with solar power...no Sun no solar power...may as well plug in an amp...plus in heavy rain you can turn it up and no one hears...I am looking forward to looping..play a a 12 bar rythem and the solo with it...who needs a band.
    It is disappointing not to be able to photograph this event... I was set up.. long focal length and short focal length a series of things really..but there will be nothing it seems ...I got the rained in blues.
    Alex
     
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    Incredible actually, we have had it all this year...bushfires, drought, now floods and this bloody corona virus!
    My Mrs [who has finally retired] has dictated we will have just ourselves this Chrissy, along with the young bloke.
    I'm going along with it as generally the amount of cooking she has to do when we have all the gang over, is hard hard work...pork, ham, chicken, prawns etc Oh and my VB [the young bloke drinks some new fandangled Japanese crap Asahi!!
     

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