Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Painting

By the Master of the Universe


  1. Simply Beautiful Kid!
    Thanks for your kind comment over my way.
    I should save all the play by plays, I'm sure
    zero isn't too happy with them.

  2. who would have thought dust could be so beautiful

  3. All, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    They have a new one every day at the Main Site

    I've been going there every day for years.

    It's on my right sidebar as Daily Big Picture.

  4. Me too.
    If you have seen the picture on the left-it is four pictures put together.
    And the main picture the Eagle and Plane.
    I have all the Hubble Telescope, Nebula, and Spiral Galaxies.
    Some are created by artist and I can't use them.
    I can spend days and days clicking links and coming up with all kinds of pictures not seen on Pictures of the Day.
    I make CD's for my family.
    I like hearing the oohs and aahs as the slide show continues.

  5. They Say; We have an 8 inch Celestron that we still take out sometimes, but it's like riding a roller skate versus driving a formula one car compared to these composite hubble/chandra/etc pictures.

    I also love the experience of seeing the big picture. Keeps me from getting too myopic.

  6. Have you been to the bottom of my blog?
    The Jet makes it's own cloud as it breaks the sound barrier-see the cloud at the cockpit.
    I have all the -well almost all of the jets NASA has used. I don't have all because some are to ugly to keep.
    I keep the coolest.

  7. They Say, That picture goes back a ways ! One of my favorites and I have it as well in my main picture directory.

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  9. Kid, I like how you talk about different topics. You display a depth that is refreshing.

  10. Now that is what a call a great work.

  11. Admiral, the current array of telescope satellites see so much detail it's incredible. Some of these Hubble photos take 24 hours of exposure or more, and often involve many digitally stitched together individual photos.
    Many are layered images between visibly light, filtered light, and translated light to recolor the elements into their base elements, usually Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, etc. as individual colors.

    Amazing stuff.

  12. Awesome pic.

    Part of why I moved here from Ohio was my desire to see more of the night sky. Of course, I had no idea I was moving to a metro area that would soon become so massive. I still do enjoy taking a short drive outside the city once in a while to gaze for a bit.

    As you mentioned, there's nothing the naked eye or any civilian telescope can see compared to what we see through the big scopes...

  13. Soloman, yea, there's a lot of light pollution out there.

    If you drive halfway to Sedona, you can get pretty dark. There must be astronomy clubs out there, I wonder where they go. I never looked into it.

    As they say though, if you can't see the Milky Way, you're gonna be restricted to looking at things like the Orion Nebula and some of the planets through your scope.

    If you don't have a scope, you can see quite a bit with Bino's. It's helpful to be lying down to do that so your arms don't get tired so quick and you can hold them steady.

  14. It's a one-of-a-kind fusion of research and outreach, a 4.2-meter telescope rising seven stories above the top of a cinder cone forty miles from Flagstaff. Lowell Observatory and Discovery Communications are building this $44 million facility to push the frontier of knowledge – and to bring the marvels of the cosmos to millions. In advanced stages of construction, the DCT will see first light in 2011, with exciting science to follow. Learn more about the DCT

  15. They Say, I've ridden sand buggies on that cinder cone and have also been to the Sunset Crater and saw the solid nickel asteroid that made it - or at least a chunk of it that's on display there.

    I'll check it out.

    Actually, I've read where telescope arrays on Earth now can do as well as or better than Hubble.