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#1 azure1961p

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

I love my exoplanet app. This just in: first time ever, we've directly imaged a gas giant around a G type star similar to our sun. Its four times the mass of Jupiter and as the pic shows - its very very remote by our solar system standards.

Just thought Id pass it a long.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:20 AM

This brings to mind Fomalhout b, the first one photographed, the one that got me to finally believe in extrasolar planets. Before that, I'd think that intensity profiles or Doppler shifts "could be explained". But they had to take a picture. Okay, so they're real.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:30 AM

Thirty years ago, the common wisdom of the entire astronomical community was that extra solar planets could never possibly be seen from Earth.
It makes me wonder what marvels will be attained in another thirty years! :D
Possibly actual surface features on one of those planets? Wow!

This is a very exciting time!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:52 AM

I did a sketch of this planet last night actually. Nice polar features.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

Well done! :)

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

It makes me wonder what marvels will be attained in another thirty years!


This is the reason we need the JWST...now!

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

I did a sketch of this planet last night actually. Nice polar features.

Pete


Excellent! Your 70mm keeps amazing me :lol:

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

The magic is in rubbing the palm of my hand across the objective to get rid of the reflections!

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