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Offline LucasM

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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2014, 01:24:24 AM »
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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2014, 04:15:04 AM »
Did Tim Burton make that?

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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2014, 05:51:28 AM »
Did Tim Burton make that?
Or did he lick it?
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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2014, 02:17:57 PM »
Any pictures of the beautiful mountains of Illinois?

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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2014, 03:20:25 PM »
Any pictures of the beautiful mountains of Illinois?

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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 02:56:30 AM »

[This picture's absolutely huge if anyone is interested, can 'Save Image As' and appreciate the full 3954x2758 pixels of it.]
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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2014, 11:08:45 AM »

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The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Explanation: To some, it may look like a cat's eye. The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions. But the formation of the beautiful, more complex inner structures is not well understood. Seen so clearly in this digitally sharpened Hubble Space Telescope image, the truly cosmic eye is over half a light-year across. Of course, gazing into this Cat's Eye, astronomers may well be seeing the fate of our sun, destined to enter its own planetary nebula phase of evolution ... in about 5 billion years.
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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2014, 03:33:06 PM »
You can see that pretty easily with a small (5 or 6 inch diameter) telescope.  We look at it quite often during our public nights, one of the few nebula that can be seen with all the light pollution around here.  It's a fall object for North America so it's up now.

This is closer to what you see with your eye and a small scope:



With some processing and the 16" scope at work I've managed to capture some of the smaller details:



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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2015, 03:12:08 AM »
OK... been a while since this thread was posted in... this seemed more than adequate to wake it up again.

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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2015, 11:33:55 AM »
The top one brought a smile to my face from the kit's reaction, but both pics still belonged here, I thought.


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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2015, 11:41:35 AM »
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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2015, 11:49:26 AM »
We've got a lion/tiger/leopard theme going on here. :)


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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2015, 10:54:02 AM »
This is rather unusual, as one rarely gets a standing view of a kitten's undercarriage.  The way the fur falls (with the layering) and the color/contrast with the black background was why I thought to put this here.

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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2015, 08:20:30 PM »
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Re: The 'Just Plain Beautiful' Pictures Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2015, 06:06:04 AM »
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