APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by starsurfer » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:14 am

geckzilla wrote:
xmetman wrote:What I'm still waiting for are images of NGC1234 (if there is one), or maybe NGC1 - is that the sun? :D
I think you should aim two digits lower and have a look at NGC 1232 instead. I am linking to this infrared version of the galaxy because I think it shows off the tightly wound spiral better than the visible light ones I have seen.
I prefer optical images of this galaxy, also that infrared image is too narrow to include its apparent companion galaxy.

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by MalcolmP » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:35 am

Nitpicker wrote:
xmetman wrote:or maybe NGC1 - is that the sun?
And NGC 1 is a spiral galaxy in Pegasus. See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NG ... 80%931000)
and APOD :arrow:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap050819.html

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by DavidLeodis » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:40 pm

The "Hubble's top 100 images" link brings up those images but there does not seem to be any information with them as to how they were chosen. Does anyone know how they were selected :?:.

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by bystander » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:24 pm

MalcolmP wrote:
Anyway, back to topic, who was the APOD Robot of the Day who posted this mashup pic and was he/she pleased with the response that it generated ?

The APOD Robot is an automated script that generates the initial post on this forum for each new APOD. It is not responsible for the content of any APOD, nor does it have any opinion on the response generated.
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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by MalcolmP » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:08 pm

bystander wrote:
MalcolmP wrote: who . . . of the Day
The APOD Robot is an automated script
Errr, yes,
but someone chose that pic and put it in the queue of pics to be shown.
And I didnt imagine a team of Shakespearian monkeys wrote the blurb :) ??
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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by bystander » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:45 pm

MalcolmP wrote:
Errr, yes,
but someone chose that pic and put it in the que of pics to be shown.
And I didnt imagine a team of Shakespearian monkeys wrote the blurb :) ??

That would be the editors at APOD, Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell.
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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by geckzilla » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:43 pm

Of the two, it was most likely Jerry.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by MalcolmP » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:50 pm

Oh, just the two !
For some reason I had the idea that they would have a team of helpers,
a little bunch of elves beavering away in the background on our behalf :)

Either way, it does not look like they are to be tempted out to say what they think of all the 'noise' !

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by geckzilla » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Well, I don't know if Jerry reads the forum at all. If you want that answer, you will have to email him directly.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by MalcolmP » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:12 pm

I dont think I am that desperate,
and he has more important matters to deal with than emails from me,
'twas just idle curiosity,
sort of by way of conversation,
but Bystander's interpretation of my way of conversation did try my patience I must admit :(
So perhaps I need to look inward and sort out my style.

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by alter-ego » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:14 pm

MalcolmP wrote:... I'm with Chris though : tomorrow is another day, , ,
That's turning out to be one long day :wink:
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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by geckzilla » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:16 pm

MalcolmP wrote:but Bystander's interpretation of my way of conversation did try my patience I must admit :(
It is a frequent mistake to make. The patience of some of the longer term forum members here is also a pool which dried up long ago.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by MalcolmP » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:27 pm

alter-ego wrote:
MalcolmP wrote:... I'm with Chris though : tomorrow is another day, , ,
That's turning out to be one long day :wink:
:) :)
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Re: APOD: Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100 (2014 Sep 13)

Post by Fredo » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:17 pm

Joules wrote:
Fredo wrote:For example: what or why is that ring, roughly 1/2 of the picture in diameter, ...
Might be that the 100 source images are slightly biased towards large, face on spirals and planetary nebula.
Yes, it may be. At least it sounds as possible ...

Thank you for your answer!
:D