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Started by Snowcrash, May 23, 2010, 17:07:35 PM

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Snowcrash

Astronomy Picture of the Day

This is a cool pic of the ISS transiting the sun.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100523.html

And the main link is this one
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy

Very cool, so tiny too really  8)

Data

Nice pics  :)

I thought it was a sunspot at first too.

Snowcrash

on all APOD pics ... click to embiggen
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

#4
'Mystic Mountain' (in da Gallery) pic is the latest from Hubble.

Res not big enough to do full HD.
2 versions in 'Open' catogory 16:9 and 14.4:9(16:10)

Check out the 1050/1080 catogories in 'Gallery' for more Hubble pics

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2010/
for the archive
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data

You can find a load of quality content on that site when you go digging.
Excellent website  :)

Snowcrash

Todays APOD (04/06/10) is this one.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100604.html

I like it and will prob make a wallpaper in due course...
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Today's (05/06/10) pic is Thor's Helmet and it's in a decent res so wallpaper available in 1050 and 1080.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100605.html

main link
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

and archive
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Found this APOD pic in their archive (fairly recent) of a mosaic of the 'blue marble' picture of Earth. Click to embiggen or mouse over to see original.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100713.html
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Some new cool APOD pics

Lightning Over Athens
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100720.html

And this lovely wide field pic which I shall make a wallpaper of at some time...

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100719.html
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy


Data

Have to agree with Freddy, Amazing pics, I can see why you want to turn the wider field one into a wallpaper, I don't like bright wallpapers, too much on the eyes but that one is perfect.

I guess the mosaic ones are done by a computer or an extremely patient artist.  ::)

Snowcrash

I like this pic. Not really astro but hey, cool pic

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100803.html
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Another release from Hubble. Interesting story and ok pic.

Not sure of its wallpaper potential. Any comments?
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson