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Pic Of The Day 28th November

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by Markjcj, 28 Nov 2003.

  1. Markjcj


    Joined: 9 Nov 2002

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    Todays pic is one of the best I have ever seen from the Hubble Space Telescope.


    Hubble view of the Sombrero Galaxy

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has trained its razor-sharp eye on one of the universe's most stately and photogenic galaxies, the Sombrero galaxy, Messier 104 (M104). The galaxy's hallmark is a brilliant white, bulbous core encircled by the thick dust lanes comprising the spiral structure of the galaxy. As seen from Earth, the galaxy is tilted nearly edge-on. We view it from just six degrees north of its equatorial plane. This brilliant galaxy was named the Sombrero because of its resemblance to the broad rim and high-topped Mexican hat.

    This piccy is from the Hubble Heritage site and therefore has lots of different size pictures that are available for download, the other images and a full text write up can be found here. The images range in size, from 9.3KB up to a staggering 211MB.:eek:

    Credit:NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

    Previous Pic Of The Day posts

    10th Nov 03 Courtesy of Berserker
    09th Nov 03 Courtesy of Berserker
    08th Nov 03 Courtesy of Berserker
    26th Sep 03
    24th Sep 03
    17th Sep 03
  2. skattrd

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    Awesome pic Mark, I was wondering where pic of the day had gone ;)
    Have some stars :D
  3. swalk


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    great piccy
  4. dunc


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    That would make a nice wallpaper for me desktop.

    Cool pic Mark
  5. [ASSE]Arnie01


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    Cool pic mark :D nice work again!
  6. Greg


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    that is a truely fantastic picture.

    it reminds me of StarWars, when the Death Star blows up the planet :o

  7. Biffa

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    Amazing detail on that pic.

    Starrage duly earned sa'h. :D
  8. astraman


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    Spot on again bud :D :D
  9. daesdaemar


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    Location: across the pond...

  10. walsherz

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    ere have some stars, careful though its a ninja star.

    time to put my router through its paces. 211Mb tif on its way :eek: :D
    hmm the forums seem a bit slow
    Last edited: 29 Nov 2003
  11. shadyseti


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    that is an awesome pciture , think I will have to set up the photo printer and actually print that one out . If the results are good then I will get a mate to print it out on his A1 printer for a nice poster.

  12. Bundles

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    Stunning piccy sah, bout time POTD made a return imo :)

    Nice one.
  13. Mad old tory


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    WOW that pic is gorgeous!!
  14. Overlag


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    i downloaded the 7mb version and im trying to count the stars ;) :eek:
  15. diogenese


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    just finised D/Ling the hooge file:eek: Even the little specks are amasing!:cool:
    From the lower left/middle of the main pic.
  16. Snash


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Awesome! How someone who's only 33 years old can dig up that kind of pic I just don't know!

    /wanders off to change wallpaper
  17. Garp


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    I just spotted that one... its jaw droppingly incredible! There are hundreds of galaxies visible in that one picture!
  18. Dutch Guy


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    I think I will download the 211Mb one tonight, what size is the pic?

    That pic looks almost unreal and artificial, totally amazing :eek:
  19. Markjcj


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    The largest pic is 11472x6429 pixels. I dowloaded the 7MB version and it's great.