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nirvanix
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New hubble horesehead pic
      #5815029 - 04/22/13 11:23 AM

Not sure if anyone else has seen this - very cool:

http://regmedia.co.uk/2013/04/22/horsehead_nebula_hubble.jpg

Hubble still taking great pics.


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5815155 - 04/22/13 12:34 PM

Would you happen to have a link to a larger version?

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jerwin
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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5815312 - 04/22/13 01:46 PM

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/horsehead-different.html

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: jerwin]
      #5815498 - 04/22/13 03:00 PM

Wow. Thanks for posting that.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Widespread]
      #5815515 - 04/22/13 03:17 PM

Good gravy Gertrude!

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DavidC
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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5816009 - 04/22/13 06:20 PM

The full size close-up of this Horsie is also in Monday's astronomy picture of the day.
David


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: DavidC]
      #5816177 - 04/22/13 07:27 PM

I think Mr. Hubble would be proud!

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: N7XW]
      #5816205 - 04/22/13 07:36 PM

Amazingly beautiful....speechless....

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Messyone]
      #5816234 - 04/22/13 07:55 PM

Absolutely beautiful. NEWBIE ALERT: the next time you see this it will be on the box of a department store scope near you.
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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: David Castillo]
      #5816296 - 04/22/13 08:31 PM

and awesome image!

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: jeff heck]
      #5816350 - 04/22/13 08:52 PM

Another Hubble winner... destined to become an icon.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: desertlens]
      #5816476 - 04/22/13 10:24 PM

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.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #5816577 - 04/22/13 11:38 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.

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.


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: jerwin]
      #5816882 - 04/23/13 06:41 AM

Quote:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/horsehead-different.html




But the diffraction spikes around the brighter stars are so unpleasing, I sticking to my 100mm ED!


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5816937 - 04/23/13 07:46 AM

Thanks, cool image indeed. Always wondered why they call it HH when to me it appears as a sea horse.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5817021 - 04/23/13 08:56 AM

That's an incredible image!

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: woolbrig]
      #5817134 - 04/23/13 10:24 AM

Absolutely amazing. This image certainly puts a new "face" on the HH.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5817273 - 04/23/13 11:38 AM

Absolutely stunning! I too noticed all the galaxies...amazing. This is going to become my new wallpaper on the pc for a while :-)

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #5817387 - 04/23/13 12:48 PM

Quote:

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.


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Dan Finnerty]
      #5817818 - 04/23/13 03:39 PM

Quote:

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.


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edwincjones
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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5817864 - 04/23/13 03:56 PM

must be a fake

I saw the Horsehead in my 25x150s
and it did not look anything like this image



edj


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5818089 - 04/23/13 05:39 PM

This really is a beautiful image. I'll have to print this one!

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.

Edited by rockethead26 (04/23/13 05:40 PM)


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jpcannavo
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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: jerwin]
      #5818521 - 04/23/13 07:42 PM

Quote:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/horsehead-different.html




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!!!


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5820015 - 04/24/13 03:18 PM

I think we're gonna need a bigger 'scope.

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WesC
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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: PolarBearCO]
      #5820198 - 04/24/13 04:37 PM

Mindnumbingly beautiful.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Dan Finnerty]
      #5820760 - 04/24/13 08:31 PM

Quote:

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.

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.




I was thinking the EXACT same thing. It's absolutely mind blowing how many THOUSANDS of galaxies we can't see because it is obscured by the nebula itself. There must be hundreds in that photo... with billions of stars in each of them. Just grasping the scale of that is unreal.

obin


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: obin robinson]
      #5821086 - 04/24/13 11:33 PM

Quote:

Absolutely beautiful. NEWBIE ALERT: the next time you see this it will be on the box of a department store scope near you.


The shame of it all is that you could be right.

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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: PolarBearCO]
      #5821107 - 04/24/13 11:50 PM

Thanks for the laugh! Hasn't that ad lib line from "Jaws" come in handy through the years?!?

But seriously, I think this is my favorite Hubble image yet.


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: obin robinson]
      #5822828 - 04/25/13 07:00 PM

Quote:

An incredible image at many levels.




An incredible Universe at many levels!


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Re: New hubble horesehead pic new [Re: Mike B]
      #5824891 - 04/26/13 04:59 PM

Absolutely breathtaking. And humbling, very humbling.

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