New hubble horesehead pic
Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:23 AM
Hubble still taking great pics.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:20 PM
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:38 PM
Go to the high-res link, download the high res version, then click on it to expand to full resolution and spend a few minutes browsing at every point above the horses head. There must be as many galaxies as there are field stars. It is amazing!
An incredible image at many levels.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:46 AM
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:48 AM
Agree. I saw this first thing this morning and was mesmerized... the resolution and detail are amazing ... I've been looking at it on and off all day, examining the structure and marveling at the accomplishment. There are a few images from Hubble over its lifetime that have become iconic, Pillars of Creation is one that instantly comes to mind ... and this will undoubtedly become another ... and this from a telescope that was defective when launched.
I don't think it could have been put more perfectly than this.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:39 PM
Did anyone notice how many galaxies there are in the background? Dozens and dozens if not hundreds! Edge on spirals, face-on spirals. Barred spirals. Elipticals. It goes on and on.
Yes, I was just doing that. What an amazing thing. Astonishing.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:56 PM
I saw the Horsehead in my 25x150s
and it did not look anything like this image
Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:39 PM
One of the advantages of being a photographer is owning a high quality 44" printer. I just resized this new Horsehead to 24x22" and will print it later tonight.
My office walls already have three other Hubble images: a 40x52" of the 30 Doradus Star Forming Region, a 40x40" of Arp 273 (Galaxy Rose), a 24x24" of a spiral galaxy and a 12x24" of Saturn. My walls are getting full, but it sure looks nice in here.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:42 PM
Its also something how with this much resolution and depth to the image, it takes on an entirely different look; so much so that its namesake seems less appropriate. What would we have called it if these were our first images? For me there is a vague mushroom or helmeted appearance. Bottom line it is truly spectacular!!!