APOD Assessment Poll #6b

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Have you seen the featured APOD image before?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:02 pm

Yes.
1645
94%
No.
58
3%
Maybe. And that's my final answer.
46
3%
 
Total votes: 1749

JDF

Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby JDF » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:51 pm

Just curious, Photo was posted Apr 24th, and poll was closed a bit after 8PM on Apr 23rd.

This tells me you must have Time-Travelers in your viewing group as I find this combination impossible to cast my vote. :lol2:

Anyway, Yes I have seen it many times, in Magazines, books, Hubble site, APoD, etc. It never fails to generate awe.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby cosmosis@hvi.net » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:24 pm

I have seen the image

Prem

Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Prem » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:31 pm

Saw it before and was shocked to see that the 7th-day Advantagists were using it in their magazine and claiming ownership of the nebula and the whole universe for their deity. :roll:

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby owlice » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:33 pm

The poll end time has been reset; you should be able to vote now. Apologies for the error!
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eekee

Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby eekee » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:10 pm

I've seen it *loads* of times! ... I've never liked the colors. :mrgreen:

More seriously, it is a bit of a marvel but it's hardly the only star-forming region out there. I started to feel overexposed to this particular image years ago, before I even knew APotD existed. Now I think of it, APotD has balanced things up for me, by not featuring it too often. For a while, possibly in the early 2000s, that image popped up so often in popular media that I felt as if it was more an advert for the Hubble itself and all pre-Hubble images were forgotten.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby robcat2075 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:40 pm

I wish someone would get the Hubble to shoot those three missing tiles in the upper right.

It bothers me every time i don't see them. :ssmile:

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:26 pm

robcat2075 wrote:I wish someone would get the Hubble to shoot those three missing tiles in the upper right.

It bothers me every time i don't see them. :ssmile:

Already done.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby EricD » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:41 pm

Yes, most of us have seen it before. But your text and links in the caption are always welcome! They serve as great reminders of the astronomical understanding, and, unlike the *rest of the entire internet* - they are trustworthy! Keep up the good work! :D

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby dprovan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:45 pm

When it was released, I remember thinking it was a desperate bid to get past the embarrassing disaster. And brilliantly done: no one remembers now that Hubble was a worthless heap of scrap not long before this picture was taken.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby edyeg » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:52 pm

Yes..and my heart still flips over at the sight! Thanks yet again!

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Dustdreamer » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:01 pm

I'm fairly certain I've seen images of those clouds that look very similar to this one but whether they were the same picture or not is not something I would be sure of.
I have, for example, seen a nebula looking very like that one as a display on the wall of "Voyager's" conference room. Janeway seemed very fond of it.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Dustdreamer » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:03 pm

eekee wrote:I've seen it *loads* of times! ... I've never liked the colors. :mrgreen:


Photoshop. Irfanview. GIMP. Change the RGB values to something you like better. :)

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Air4ce » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:43 pm

The image of the Eagle nebula was used as part of the set in Star Trek: Voyager. It was used as a backdrop, located in the "Astrometrics Lab" where Seven of Nine used to hang out.

I'm sort of embarrassed that I remember that.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Air4ce » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:50 pm

The image of the Eagle nebula was used on the TV show "Star Trek: Voyager". It was used as a backdrop in the "Astrometrics Lab" where Seven of Nine used to do whatever it was she did.

I'm sort of embarrassed I know that.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby geckzilla » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:00 pm

Air4ce wrote:The image of the Eagle nebula was used on the TV show "Star Trek: Voyager". It was used as a backdrop in the "Astrometrics Lab" where Seven of Nine used to do whatever it was she did.

I'm sort of embarrassed I know that.

They always had a bunch of Hubble images in there. It was fun to try to identify them.
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Dale Jacobs

Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Dale Jacobs » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:45 pm

Yes, this is an iconic image. But since new science can be found in older images using new techniques, this image can still be relevant and informative.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:03 pm

Yes, but I don't mind as long as there is something new to be discussed.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby circlemc » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:21 pm

This was featured as the 2007 February 18 APOD

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Blackbelt106 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:03 am

Yes I have seen it, but that doesn't mean I don't want to see it again!

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby robcat2075 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:16 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
robcat2075 wrote:I wish someone would get the Hubble to shoot those three missing tiles in the upper right.

It bothers me every time i don't see them. :ssmile:

Already done.



Fabulous! Why do we keep using the one with missing pieces?

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Naomi Sarna » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:05 am

Ive seen it on APOD enough times I can recognize it. But it's always beautiful and amazing.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby triker » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:11 am

How about a link to a golden oldies gallery?

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby bystander » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:19 am

triker wrote:How about a link to a golden oldies gallery?

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby elizabethsmoyer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:26 am

Saw it on a greeting card. It is good to refresh what it is. Thanks for repeated postings inspiring deepening wonder and awe.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll #6b

Postby Craig Conder » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:29 pm

It's a great picture, but I have seen it several times before. My preference would be for APOD to post unique pictures every day. There are enough cool and inspiring options that I don't think there is any danger of running out of material.


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