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Post by ranjones1 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:29 am

Has anyone got that "Hubble Top 10" email with 10 astrophotos reportedly from the HST? There's one in there labelled "Starry Night". It's a nebula I've never seen before... and I can't find it anywhere else. Is it real?
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Post by BMAONE23 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:55 am

Is this the one you are talking about?

http://qah.uni-muenster.de/forum_thread.php?id=333

this isn't an e-mail but a BBS

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Post by ranjones1 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:23 am

BMAONE23 wrote:Is this the one you are talking about?

http://qah.uni-muenster.de/forum_thread.php?id=333

this isn't an e-mail but a BBS
That's it. Those are the pix that came in my email. But what is No. 8? The caption says: "No. 8 Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the Van Gogh painting. It is a halo of light around a star in the Milky Way."
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Post by BMAONE23 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:16 am

I believe it is the picture that is of this
http://heritage.stsci.edu/2005/02/supplemental.html

V838 Monocerotis

If you expand the previous link to full screen the pictures should line up like this

1 2
3 4
5 6
7 8
9 10

see if that makes sense

here is another good series of images over time

http://heritage.stsci.edu/2005/02/images/s0502aw.jpg

Looking at the series though, it appears that the surrounding stars react to the wave by brightening up as it nears them. Or is it just that the light wave gets dimmer marking the necessity of taking longer exposures to enhance the view of the wave thereby increasing the ammount of light gathered from the stars too giving them an apparent brightness increase?

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V838 Monocerotis

Post by ranjones1 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:34 pm

That's it. You found it. And I remember reading about the "light echoes". Thanx for tracking down that information.
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Post by BMAONE23 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:54 pm

Glad to be of assistance.

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Post by HellsBells » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:34 am

Pic number 1 on that list is my favorite by far. It just makes me feel so small and so full of wonder all at the same time.