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Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 06-08-2009, 02:10 AM
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Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 06-08-2009, 01:35 AM
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Arrow Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

hey kids,

In case anyone didnt get to see the Moon occult Antares last night,
Here are a few shots I got thru my scope.

Before the Occult~...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 06-03-2009, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Orion11
Lightbulb Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

What’s Up This Month - June 2009

June 2, 2009

As June arrives, the galaxy fields of spring slowly give way to the beautiful overhead arc of the Milky Way. On June 6, a nearly-full Moon passes...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 05-06-2009, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

hey there bro.. you are welcome... :)

and yep.. there are many actual pictures of real galaxies that have only 2 arms...

Here is a couple..

M51...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 05-05-2009, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

Milky Way gets a makeover...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/20080603a.html
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/236088main_milkyway516.jpg
...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 05-05-2009, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

Hey Iain,

well, they really , truly do not know what our Mily Way galaxy looks like from the outside...

I recently read something on a science site...

that said many scientists now...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-30-2009, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

J Rod, that scope sounds great!!!

i just got my first scope for Xmas, 5 inch meade newt.

do you ever do any astrophotography?
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-30-2009, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

i love you guys/gals.. thanks soo much!!

great stuff!!

Here is the new Sky map for May 2009
http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

scroll down and choose your hemisphere and the PDF will...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-30-2009, 01:01 AM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

damn thats sweet Dan!! :D

the pic of Saturns rings.. to the top left....
almost looks like a 'worm hole' opening up... or closing. lol

cuz you know.. ive seen soo many in my life! LOL

...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-29-2009, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

hahahahahahaha!!!!! :D

thats funny man.......

just the other day... i said to a friend and his girlfriend...

"hey... look at that star!!!!" (i even kinda pointed) LOL

and they both...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-27-2009, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

:wub2:

I was just out there a minute ago, and i got Jupiter and all its moons in the eyepiece!!!
lol, first time ive gotten that!!
woot!! :D:thumb_yello:

I could see the bands, the storm...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-27-2009, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

ahhh,
here it is , friends...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c5/Milky_Way_Galaxy_center_Chandra.jpg/800px-Milky_Way_Galaxy_center_Chandra.jpg
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-27-2009, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Orion11
Re: The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

thanks ladies, and bro. :D :wub2:

Jrod.. that is an amazing image!!!!!!

not sure ive seen that one,
i got another one that reminds of this one, from its description, Ill try to find it.
...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 04-26-2009, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Orion11
Lightbulb The Upcoming Celestial Events thread

Hey all,

I find myself often wanting to post astronomy related things going on in the skies, and instead of making a new thread for every event,
I figured it would be good to have one thread...
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