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Postby steelclaw32 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:02 pm

Got this on one of the sites I'm a memember of .

It's really exquisite, perfectly photographed... And it was taken here in Canada.

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north of Quebec City, Quebec.
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Postby LivingDeadGirl » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:58 am

That is a beautiful picture. Thanks so much for posting it and sharing.
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Postby steelclaw32 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:02 am

Many thanks for that LivingDG, got it from one the astronomy sites I'm on :shock: !, That and Archaeology
I've an intrest in.
here's another strange but lovely site, this time from the heavens! And its called The Whirlpool Galaxy.
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and this ones called,so it says here, Sunflower.


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Postby Mbwun » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:33 am

That's a beautiful shot of the Aurora Borealis steelclaw32. I saw them many times while I was working up in the Yukon Territory. Have you ever seen them with your bare eyes? The first time is quite a thrill. They say that in the wintertime you can hear them crackle past your ears while you're walking outside.

One of my favourites is this picture of the Eagle Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Only a link because the size of this phote is immense:

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/sc ... c0506b.jpg

Click the expansion link in the bottom right-hand corner to get the full effect.

It looks like some kind of demonic beast rising up into the heavens.
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Postby steelclaw32 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:19 am

Fantastic picture Ki...Mbwun!, sadly not yet seen or even
heard them can you? now that's damned interesting, I truly thought strictly speaking it was just a visual thing, fascinating. Thanks for that. 8-) :lol: :mrgreen:

You've heard "eye of the tiger" eh?

Now see EYE Of The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) to be one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen.! :shock:
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Postby Mbwun » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:13 pm

That one looks fantastic - kind of looks like something caught in mid-explosion. Speaking of eyes of nebulae, take a look at the eye in the middle of this hourglass nebula:

http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/1996 ... /print.jpg

You kind of get the feeling that someone is watching you from deep space with that one.

By the way, if you're looking for a fantastic book full of exquisite images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, I would highly recommend this one:

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Link to amazon.com webpage for Magnificent Universe

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ps. No, I've never heard the sound that the Aurora Borealis makes, but I sure would like to one day. But watching them in the summertime is quite fascinating. It's kind of like a green cloud that undulates up in the sky. Reminds me a bit of the globular bits in a lava lamp.
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Postby steelclaw32 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:52 pm

Now THAT's an eye-opener for sure!.Fantastic :o 8-) :P



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I'll trot down to Bolen books on Thursday and look/seek it out or order Magnificent Universe,
thanks Ki... Mbwun :oops:

ps. No, I've never heard the sound that the Aurora
Borealis makes, but I sure would like to one day. But watching them in the summertime is quite fascinating. It's kind of like a green cloud that undulates up in the sky. Reminds me a bit of the globular bits in a lava lamp.


Now I've just got to find out Victoria's local astronomy club, there's bound to one or two somewhere here on the island!
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Postby Starra » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:33 pm

The Cosmos are nice, but I prefer something a little more down to earth.

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Postby raasnio » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:39 pm

The universe is full of beauty. Now I'm going to have to find some new wallpaper for my desktop. :)
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Postby steelclaw32 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:21 am

Starra wrote:The Cosmos are nice, but I prefer something a little more down to earth.

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Very nice indeed Starra, indeed you're quite right of sorts, but the strange beauty in space and its environment and the stunning images therein, is utterly breath taking,don't you think?.
"This composite of planetary images was taken by various NASA spacecraft. Included are (from top to bottom) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Jupiter was imaged by Cassini. The Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune images were captured by Voyager. They are shown roughly in scale to each other. NASA / JPL"
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And speaking of 'something a little more down to earth'
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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:41 am

That really is spectacular steelclaw32! It can't be very often that a person can see the Aurora Borealis, a shooting-star, and a forest fire glowing in the dark simultaneously.

And speaking of down to earth, here's some pictures of another rare occurence:

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They're called Mammatus Clouds because of ...... well you figure it out.

There's more to be seen here:

http://www.jornolsen.com/

Make sure to read about the day the photographer took these photos.
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Postby steelclaw32 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:48 am

Mbwun, you've near surpassed youself!, Those Mammatus Clouds are REALLY something else I mean have look at this bit, Weird. I believe it's called!
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I've gone all queazy all of sudden. Don't know why?!.
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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:25 am

Well, I guess we'll need to call you a medic steelclaw32.

In the meantime, while we're waiting for the ambulance to come, enjoy this photo of Cometary Globule 4 in the constellation Puppis. It reminds me of those sandworms on Arakis in Frank Herbert's novel Dune. Looks like it's going to devour that spiral galaxy.

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Postby steelclaw32 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:56 am

Guess what Mbwun,? I'm reminded of that Classic Star Trek episode from the the original series, remember it? :lol: :P :wink:
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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:20 am

steelclaw32,

It's been a long, long, time since I saw any of the original series Star Trek episodes, and my brain's a little frazzled from setting up for, and holding a garage sale on the weekend.

That, and I think the Alzheimers is beginning to set in. :lol: The only episode that even comes to mind right now is "The Trouble With Tribbles". I'm afraid you'll have to remind me of which episode you're talking about.

Anyone that interested, if you've never held a garage sale, believe me, it's no picnic! Especially when you have to clear out all the crap that's in the garage before you can even begin to set up for it. We made over $700 though, so I guess it was worth it. :D
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