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Found this on my daily surf- pretty impressive!
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Hmm...I'm sure it was!
Any chance you might share a link to the image Dave?
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click on the word 'this' in the post above 8)
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One sec...where's my glasses...

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One sec...where's my glasses...

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Thought you were already wearing them! :P
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I heard from reliable sources that Michael was trying out DIY laser eye surgery. :shock:

Now, when did he borrow my green pointer.......

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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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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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Not a bad shot for a small space scope:) Bet you could do better Michael:)
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...with my eyesight???...
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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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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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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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Of course, the correct terms are the Magellenic Cloud and the Dwarf Magellenic Cloud....
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Of course, the correct terms are the Magellenic Cloud and the Dwarf Magellenic Cloud....


Good grief - just how politically uncorrect can you get? I certainly hope there are no Omm Pa Pa men on the list... they'd be hopping mad to hear the 'D' word being used! It's just a good thing that the Milky Way galaxy is pulling the SMC towards itself and not pushing it away. Next thing we'd be hearing about intergalactic dwarf throwing contests!

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It's called "Large" because the one next to it is "Small"


Yeah, and another thing...Surely that should be changed to 'smaller'.
As in, something can always be smaller than something else by comparison...


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I'm a visitor from another site; just stumbled across Irish Astronomy. This will be my first post here. I've posted perhaps 6,670 times there, but much of the stuff is stupid commets, as they are with everyone everywhere. I've just inventoried threads that I started there at 175 in Astronomy, and eighteen in science.

thespaceport.us/forum/index.php?showtopic=14157

Rather than repeat text in a longish thread, I'll just post the link to it. The subject of this thread is amazing. There are 300,000 separate images stitched together into this one titanic 59 megafright 13,250 pixel square image. Most people would have to scroll their screens sideways or up and down a dozen times to see the whole thing.
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I heard from reliable sources that Michael was trying out DIY laser eye surgery. :shock:

Now, when did he borrow my green pointer.......

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I thought he was using his modified PST for that :lol:

welcome MAddad, it certainly is an amazing image when you consdier how it was made.
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