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9 years 1 week ago #70059 by EPK
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For any galaxy freaks like me.

There's a new Hubble widefield image of the Coma cluster of galaxies, which is pretty stunning, to say the least.
The large download version is huge, at 54 meg, but glorious.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080616.html

In addition, there are some other great photos, including one labelling galaxies in the cluster with NGC and IC numbers, and a complete photo of the constellation, featuring Melotte 111, one of my favourite clusters.
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/24/image/

Absolutely stunning.

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9 years 1 week ago #70091 by Seanie_Morris
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Awesome, the large scale is bloody awesome... :shock:

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9 years 1 week ago #70096 by Mike
Mike replied the topic: Re: New Hubble Coma Galaxy cluster field

Awesome, the large scale is bloody awesome... :shock:

Couldn’t agree more Seanie, I am humbled when confronted with such imagery.
Completely mind boggling in scale and time indeed, also to think that what we are actually looking at here in all its majesty is only about 5% of what we currently understand it to be in the form of Baryonic matter and known energy interactions, what is non-Baryonic matter and its energy component that makes up vastly the remainder?

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9 years 1 week ago #70100 by EPK
EPK replied the topic: Re: New Hubble Coma Galaxy cluster field
What an absolute bargain Hubble has turned out to be.
As I said on our own forum, it has expanded our sense of ourselves and the realisation of our place in the universe like nothing else has since perhaps the invention of the telescope itself.

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9 years 1 week ago #70130 by Keith g
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:shock: Wow, the large scale is astounding ! To think that nearly every point of light is a galaxy, amazing the sense of depth, something which we just could not comprehend

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9 years 1 week ago #70196 by Seanie_Morris
Seanie_Morris replied the topic: Re: New Hubble Coma Galaxy cluster field

Awesome, the large scale is bloody awesome... :shock:

Couldn’t agree more Seanie, I am humbled when confronted with such imagery.
Completely mind boggling in scale and time indeed, also to think that what we are actually looking at here in all its majesty is only about 5% of what we currently understand it to be in the form of Baryonic matter and known energy interactions, what is non-Baryonic matter and its energy component that makes up vastly the remainder?



What?
:D
I just like the colours and shapes!

:lol:

(only joking Mike!)

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9 years 1 week ago #70214 by Mike
Mike replied the topic: Re: New Hubble Coma Galaxy cluster field
Brilliant Seanie, best laugh I had all day! :D
I can imagine trying to explain to Dougal some rudimentary astrophysics; I mean, Ted had enough trouble trying to explain the difference to Dougal between the scale/distance of plastic toy cows on the table compared to the real ones that just happen to be far away in a field!

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