Favorite APOD

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Postby cosmo_uk » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:33 am

pretty bright, not as clear as the image you posted but still obvious once your eyes are accustomed. Its a fantastic sight

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Postby L5gcw0b » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:59 am

Hey, just found this forum, but I have been a APOD fan for years.
This is my favorite picture, and favorite object period.

M13
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040511.html

And I like this pic a lot too,

bubble nebula,
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051107.html


I use them both as background images on my PC's :D

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Postby lizzyshoe » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:37 am

I must say that today's (Oct 16th) APOD is my all-time favorite. It's abolutely stunning, and *begs* to be a poster on my wall. Does anyone know where I could get a print of this fabulous image?

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Postby orin stepanek » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:02 pm

The photo is awesome! It's so geometrically perfect that it almost looks unreal. :roll:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061016.html
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Postby tvkrys » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:10 am

Oooops! First two links were backwards... fixed now!

It was seeing a picture of the surface of Europa that got me started looking at APOD everyday! I used it as my wallpaper for many years.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap980102.html

I agree with lizzyshoe… the eclipse from Cassini, shooting from behind Saturn is my current favorite!
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061016.html

I love purple! So, of course I love all the nebulas shown with purple colorings. My favorite is The Angel Nebula.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050929.html

I also like the Solar System Rising Over Fire Island.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050503.html

I love the Golden Gate Bridge so the two with a partial eclipse are favorites too. I like the one with The City in the background the best.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030521.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020612.html

The shot of our new moon with Jupiter and its four largest moons in the background is really cool!
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040731.html

I’d also like some help finding one of my all time favorite pictures… I thought it was an APOD but I can’t find it doing a search… It’s an extremely tall, vertical shot from one of our exploring spacecrafts and if I remember the orientation correctly, Jupiter and its moons are near the top of the frame and Earth and our moon are in the bottom of the frame. Does anyone know where I can see/save this one again?

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Postby Orca » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:55 am

The Andromeda galaxy is certainly photogenic...always been one of my favorites!

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Postby Dezama » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:26 pm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060417.html

Look closely and you can see Jerry Garcia floating ephemerally there about 3/4 of the way up an just to the right of center.

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Postby johnnyyooper » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:28 pm

i'd like to make apod to be my computer screen background, so that each days new picture is automatically displayed. is this possible? i have windows xp-sp2.
btw, andromeda continues to be my fav apod.

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Postby orin stepanek » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:39 pm

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Postby ChamFan » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:43 pm

This is one is often on my desktop: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050722.html

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Postby ckam » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:03 pm

not an apod but check

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Postby bystander » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:37 pm

ckam wrote:not an apod but check

Cool, that was very informative, but they forgot Uranus. Figure it's about the same size as Neptune.

I use a slide show of these as a screensaver, many of which have been apod's.

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Postby orin stepanek » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:09 pm

This is neat. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070408.html
There are a lot of neat Apod's that could be posted here, :D
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Postby makc » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:43 am

this is neat
not really impressive gfx, but makes one re-think what s/he thinks about possible objects orbits.

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Postby iamlucky13 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:56 pm

lizzyshoe wrote:I must say that today's (Oct 16th) APOD is my all-time favorite. It's abolutely stunning, and *begs* to be a poster on my wall. Does anyone know where I could get a print of this fabulous image?


That was a tempting second for me. Just think about it...a picture from the back side of Saturn. And it's photographically magnificent to boot! I switched to a new widescreen monitor recently, but I knew before I even bought it what my background would be.

However, for it's beauty and all it represents on an uncountable number of levels, my favorite from the moment I saw it is Earthrise:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051224.html


PS - there's a lot of neat APOD's, but the topic was our favorite. 8)
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Postby bringbackpluto » Tue May 01, 2007 1:53 pm

I recently bought a DVD slideshow of photos of/ from space called 'Out There' and it's great - I put it on my tv when I'm not actively watching it (I bought it from panoramica.com but I think you can get it on amazon)

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Postby orin stepanek » Wed May 23, 2007 12:32 pm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070523.html
Beautiful! They even showed Venus and the Moon on TV during the Nascar Chalenge. :)
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Postby BMAONE23 » Wed May 23, 2007 4:53 pm

Orin.
That is quite a sight on those occasions when the two bodies appear in such a close proximity. Or any other eye visible planet and the moon. What makes Venus so special though (IMO) is that when the two are SO close, and Venus is at its current mag. -4.6 (or so) you can locate Venus and see it in the day time. I have a nice picture of her taken at 10:00 am during one of the last conjunctions.
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Postby Indigo_Sunrise » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:17 am

Hello everybody,
My favorite has to be this one: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070508.html
What an expansive, absolutely gorgeous sky! Where I live, it doesn't look like that, which is another reason I especially enjoy APoD's!

Keep up the great work! :D

and re: the earthrise pic, why wasn't it featured in it's original orientation? Which is, I believe, rotated 90 degrees right? A great pic, nonetheless.....
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Postby jimmysnyder » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:20 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:Fickle though it may seem, my favorite APOD is usually the next one I see. They all are ususaly so interesting.

That's my favorite one as well.

There's another that bears special meaning to me. When I saw a sun pillar one evening, I didn't know what I was looking at. Within a couple of days, a picture of one was the APOD, and I recognized what I had seen. Sometime later, I met Professor Nemiroff when he gave a lecture in Princeton and told him of this. He said that the photographer didn't know what it was either when the picture was taken.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap010313.html
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Postby Ramses II CP » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:10 am

Many of these images made my desktop as well, but the one that steals my breath to this day is here:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/fap/image/0607/marsglobe_viking_big.jpg

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Postby Tom of Dreams » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:57 am

earthrise is a deep and beautiful image, and horse head nebula is fantastic, and I think possibly the most beautiful, (at least the one with all the splashy colors) but my favorite is the one on the tesseract
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070318.html

I love its description. "three dimensional drawing of a four dimensional depiction of a five dimensional cube" I'd like to see a two dimensional drawing of a three dimensional representation of a four dimensional cube. Can you even do that?

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at there favorite APOD

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Postby senectus » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:43 am

Today's picture is the most exciting for me:
A Hole in Mars Close Up : http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070928.html
I'm just itching to know what is down there, and the prospects for liquid water and multicellular life down there is so promising that it makes my legs itch :-)

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Postby backrowbass » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:16 pm

senectus wrote:Today's picture is the most exciting for me:
A Hole in Mars Close Up : http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070928.html
I'm just itching to know what is down there, and the prospects for liquid water and multicellular life down there is so promising that it makes my legs itch :-)

I started speculating about a science fiction story as soon as I saw the picture.


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