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Spitzer’s View of the Large Magellanic Cloud

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17 years 7 months ago #32644 by Frank Ryan
While they are 'downsizing' objects why dont they downsize names also?
'large' just dosnt cut the mustard....it should just be,'The Magellanic Cloud' :)

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17 years 7 months ago #32646 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Spitzer’s View of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Now that I'm home, I can clearly see my error! I must calibrate my monitor at work cuz the standard black font appear as dark blue. Hence why I didn't see the link.
At least, that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it!
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17 years 7 months ago #32650 by DaveGrennan
Not a bad shot for a small space scope:) Bet you could do better Michael:)

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17 years 7 months ago #32656 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Spitzer’s View of the Large Magellanic Cloud
...with my eyesight???...
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17 years 7 months ago #32659 by DaveGrennan
If your eyesight is that bad you might have failed to nitice its gloriously clear outside, get yer butt outside and do some astronomy slacker!

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17 years 7 months ago #32663 by AstroGirl

While they are 'downsizing' objects why dont they downsize names also?
'large' just dosnt cut the mustard....it should just be,'The Magellanic Cloud' :)


LOLOL
It's called "Large" because the one next to it is "Small".
Though they could have used the common sense and abbreviated it to LMC or for the other one SMC.
Both beautiful sights to behold. Under dark skies they look like fluffy blobs of cotton wool. You can spend hours finding stuff in and around them.
When you show them to people for the first time, they just can't believe that they are looking at our companion galaxies. My brother in-law told me bluntly that I was feeding him bulls*#t until he put his eye to the scope.

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