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Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
Multi-Wavelength Views of Messier 81
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Fantastic images (well I think so anyway)

Very nice indeed.
BTW, what is this"Spitzer Space Telescope"???
Never heard about that before.

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"Spitzer Space Telescope"
No idea Michael but will do a bit of reading on that telescope soon, came across the pictures on today's Irish Independent
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Fantastic images (well I think so anyway)

WOW ... very impressive images indeed!

The detail in the Galaxies structure is superb!

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BTW, what is this"Spitzer Space Telescope"??? Never heard about that before.

Spitzer is a telescope that looks at light that the Hubble telescope cannot see. Spitzer's wavelengths are in the infrared, whereas Hubble uses visible light. Spitzer's advantage is that infrared light passes through the dust that stops visible light. This means that an object filmed by Spitzer can show detail that Hubble can completly miss.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Fantastic images (well I think so anyway)

Thanks for the clarification. Spitzer has made itself known in the three years since I posted that message.

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I just found this site yesterday. I'm still trying to get a handle on what's going on. I've been to a couple of other astronmy forums, but the people were not dearly as serious about astronomy as you guys. I'm delighted because it's like you think like I do. About that Spitzer reply - I should have realized my post was old news. I didn't even get what Spitzer was all about back then. Times change, I guess. All for the better.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Fantastic images (well I think so anyway)

No worries! You've got a lot of catching up to do with all the posts over the last few years. Hope you don't mind all the reading! :P
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