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    a new composite image of a familiar view



    6500ly away

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    this one’s a ways away



    500 million ly away

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    Titan
    80 light minutes away.

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    My gob has been quite smacked.


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    I see you meant images.

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    I can’t wrap my head around what I’m looking at, but it is astonishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    I see you meant images.
    Well George I started out thinking one thing then it turned out manifold. God knows what happens after my afternoon coffee.

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    I don't see any distant galaxies photobombing the Eagle Nebula one. That must be some thick soup behind it.

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    The thing that continues to astonish me is the extent to which macro images like the OP resemble images from electron microscopy. I get it, intellectually... but still find it striking.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    I can’t wrap my head around what I’m looking at, but it is astonishing.
    Then there’s the reference ‘a field the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length”.
    No one holds a grain of sand at arm’s length. And many of us can’t see a grain of sand at arm’s length.
    How about “a cat turd at the 100yd line”
    “ I can’t see a cat’s turd at the 100 yd line!”

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    Them photons age well.

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    Now that’s a rabbit hole.

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    Can anyone recommend a good book on Astronomy basics? Not for kids, not for scientists, but a fairly comprehensive book for the adult lay person. Have been perusing Amazon and not finding much, which seems a bit surprising. A focus on our solar system would be perfect.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good book on Astronomy basics? Not for kids, not for scientists, but a fairly comprehensive book for the adult lay person. Have been perusing Amazon and not finding much, which seems a bit surprising. A focus on our solar system would be perfect.
    My only recomendation is a heavy wool blanket and small down comforter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    My only recomendation is a heavy wool blanket and small down comforter.


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    #13: Believe it or not, from my childhood: The Big Golden Book of Astronomy. I still have it. Ful of Chesley Bonesteel type illustrations. Still way cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good book on Astronomy basics?
    "Turn left At Orion" regularly gets mentioned as the better "go-to" book for those new to observing.

    For Solar System stuff I have to say Wikipedia will get you through orbital mechanics, the physics, and what's what about 'local' objects, and all for free of course.

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    Thanks, Lee!

    (Who knew God's hand had only had three main fingers?)

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    like a chicken paw
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    Thanks, Lee!

    (Who knew God's hand had only had three main fingers?)
    Do starfish have fingers or tentacles, tentacles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    like a chicken paw
    Oh great rooster in the sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    "Turn left At Orion" regularly gets mentioned as the better "go-to" book for those new to observing.

    For Solar System stuff I have to say Wikipedia will get you through orbital mechanics, the physics, and what's what about 'local' objects, and all for free of course.

    Andy
    I already have a decent book on observing, which I don't do much. I was hoping to find something in print as opposed to Wiki. Perhaps a book for 12 year olds might even be worth a look. 12 year olds can understand a lot if the interest is there.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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