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What's your favourite constellation ?
« on: 27/03/2006 02:41:39 »
Dearest TNS Colleagues,



Stars are great aren't they ?...balls of sparkly joy and diamond shimmering goodness !!

What's your favourite constellation ?

Mine is the Big Dipper or as we call it over here in the UK The Plough. I love it because it's big and looks like one, and it's easy to find !

...and yours ?

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2006 02:53:34 »
Mine would have to be the fictitious "Galileo's Sword"
haha

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2006 03:41:14 »
orion ,southern cross

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2006 15:11:11 »
Oirion it's got to be. Besides, his sword has two M objects - M42 & M43.

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #4 on: 27/03/2006 15:39:56 »
Here is a "star trail" image of Orion I took last year:-



The phrase "star trail" is not completely correct: the red trail is the M42 nebula.

AstroPhoto Tip: you can increase the thickness of your "star trails" be de-focussing your lens,
 i.e. focussing short of the infinity mark.
 This will turn pinpoint stars into defocussed discs which are larger and produce thicker trails.
« Last Edit: 27/03/2006 17:39:04 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #5 on: 27/03/2006 18:08:53 »
Here is a more complex method of defocussing Orion:-
http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/AAO/images/captions/misc011.html
« Last Edit: 27/03/2006 18:10:41 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #6 on: 27/03/2006 19:39:26 »
draco i love the name


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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #7 on: 27/03/2006 20:18:25 »
Not to be outdone by that amateur Robert...here's a piccy of The Plough that I took.........

.................................from another website and blatantly copied it here.



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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #8 on: 28/03/2006 00:23:42 »
Neil i love the picture ,these new mobile phone cameras are definitely improving.:)

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #9 on: 28/03/2006 01:55:49 »
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

Neil i love the picture ,these new mobile phone cameras are definitely improving.:)

Michael



LOL :D


...and it took me ages to hook those stars up so that they'd shine brighter too...almost a whole evening ! ;)

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Re: What's your favourite constellation ?
« Reply #10 on: 30/03/2006 01:30:40 »
I'll add my vote to the Orion camp (not that I'm inferring that Orion acts effeminate).

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