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Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ...
      #5985262 - 07/22/13 10:47 PM Attachment (63 downloads)

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.

Pete


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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5985445 - 07/23/13 02:20 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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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: E_Look]
      #5985478 - 07/23/13 03:30 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!
Possibly actual surface features on one of those planets? Wow!

This is a very exciting time!


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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5985584 - 07/23/13 07:52 AM

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

Pete


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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5985702 - 07/23/13 09:26 AM

Well done!

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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5986918 - 07/23/13 09:58 PM

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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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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5988361 - 07/24/13 07:43 PM

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

Pete




Excellent! Your 70mm keeps amazing me

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Re: Gliese 504b, extra solar planet imaged ... new [Re: idp]
      #5988742 - 07/24/13 11:43 PM

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

Pete


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