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First Photo of Planet Around Distant Star

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15 years 9 months ago #72760 by ei5fk
Astronomers have taken what may the first picture of a planet orbiting a star similar to the sun.

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,422846,00.html

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15 years 9 months ago #72766 by Seanie_Morris
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Fianlly, yet I am feeling a little underwhelmed. The picture doesn't seemt o do the venture any justice really. There's a lot of filtering going on in that photo what with the diffraction colouring in the outer star's light. Doesn't seem, well, 'real'.

Seanie.

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Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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15 years 9 months ago #72772 by dmolloy
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Enhanced or not, Seanie. I expect it is real. It is not unusual to enhance Astronomic photos...After all some of our most famous astro photos are false colour images......Just think, 20 years ago this would have been impossible.


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15 years 9 months ago - 15 years 9 months ago #72777 by Frank Ryan
Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:First Photo of Planet Around Distant Star
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Seanie, I suspect your joshin' with us!

If this is real then what a result!
Some people get misty eyed when they talk about
the great times of the old space race and the moon
missions.
lads,
we are living in a time when other planets are now
being found at a crazy rate coz we finally figured out how to look for 'em.
It's only a matter of time before we find a 'Goldilocks'
planet and boy how cool will that be!

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15 years 9 months ago - 15 years 9 months ago #72778 by Frank Ryan
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My Astrophotography
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Meade ETX-125PE, Bresser 10 x 50 Binos & Me Peepers
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15 years 9 months ago #72781 by Keith g
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I've just read about this on Universe Today, I too feel a little underwhelmed, but there will be more studies to confirm....

Watch this space...

Keith..

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