Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explosion

See new, spectacular, or mysterious sky images.

Which image would make the best APOD? (Please vote only once.)

Poll ended at Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:31 pm

Double Sun Halo
1
7%
M16: The Eagle Nebula in Serpens
2
14%
NGC 4449: A Magellanic Cloud for the Rest of Us
2
14%
Our Neighborhood Star
8
57%
Outburst of SN 2009jf Supernova in NGC 7479 Galaxy
1
7%
 
Total votes: 14

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Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explosion

Post by owlice » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:31 pm

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Please vote (once only) for the image you think would make the best APOD.
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Double Sun Halo
http://www.tuvaclub.org/up/sunhalo.htm
Copyright: Gerald R. Miller
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M16: The Eagle Nebula in Serpens
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M16-AU.html
Copyright: Robert Gendler; image data acquired by Ryan Hannahoe
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NGC 4449: A Magellanic Cloud for the Rest of Us
http://www.ancientstarlight.com/NGC4449.html
Copyright: Drew Sullivan
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Our Neighborhood Star
http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_p ... _star.html
Copyright: Alan Friedman
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Outburst of SN 2009jf Supernova in NGC 7479 Galaxy
http://eder.csillagaszat.hu/deepsky/350 ... der_en.htm
Copyright: A*P*O Szitkay-Eder; image credit: Gabor Szitkay; processing: Ivan Eder
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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explo

Post by wonderboy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:51 pm

I voted for the Magellanic Cloud, it looks like a cosmic bathtub which leads to another universe or something, i................. like it!



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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explo

Post by Ann » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:25 pm

Oh goodie, I love these kinds of polls!

Hmmmmm... for me as a galaxy lover, the galaxy fare was unusually unsustaining here, although it was a lot of fun to see a supernova go off! Bravo! The resolution was kind of iffy, though. The Eagle nebula was beautiful, and the color of it was so much better than it usually is when this object is photographed, but it isn't as if we haven't seen pictures of this part of the sky before.

I'm usually pretty bored by solar images, but I must say that this one was a beauty. Okay, I'll give it my vote! (Even though the Sun looks yellow, or is that brown, in it!)

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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explo

Post by wonderboy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:56 pm

welcome to the board ann, if you like the apods, then this makes it more worthwhile, Ive only been on here a couple of months now and the guys are all welcoming, unless you break the rules, of which bystander has them memorised :P.

Look forward to more of your posts.


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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explo

Post by Ann » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:06 pm

Note the "limb brightening" where you'd expect limb darkening. And the solar prominences are blue. And the Sun is kind of egg-shaped. Fascinating. There is something otherworldly about this Sun. Perhaps it is our Sun's evil twin in an anti-matter universe. Perhaps it is the Sun of Mordor, shining down on that hellmouth thing where Frodo was supposed to throw his ring?

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Oh, and by the way, thanks, Paul!
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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explo

Post by Hofi » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:16 pm

Well, it was a quite hard decision. But in the end I decided for #2 because of the high resolution and the nice colors!
I like the SN, too! I see that it was hard work to create these images!
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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #18 - Sun, Nebula, Cloud, Explo

Post by bystander » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:39 pm

I liked NGC 4449, primarilly because it's something I don't recall having seen before.