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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Girlpower05 » February 23rd, 2017, 5:48 pm

Which websites are good for getting the images of DSOs. There are so many different images at each wavelength.

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Unome » February 23rd, 2017, 6:54 pm

Girlpower05 wrote:Which websites are good for getting the images of DSOs. There are so many different images at each wavelength.

If Stars is still 2 sheets, you should have enough space to fit 5-10 images for each of them with efficient use of space and still have a full sheet left. Try going through the stuff on Goggle Images and get a good range of images (various wavelengths, etc); you won't be able to get all of the images on an object (as several of the Stars DSOs are well-studied with lots of data), but you should be able to get enough without too much effort needed for space management. Make sure to caption your images with so quick info (e.g. instrument/telescope, wavelength, special features).

Warning: when pasting images onto your sheet, use a smaller original image size - in the range of 300 pixels each way - else the file will start to lag at a hundred or so (personal experience with my 16 MB notesheet from Solar System 2 years ago). Since the pics will be small anyway, you won't need super high resolution.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby TJ_Jadem » March 2nd, 2017, 4:50 pm

What did the rules say? :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby k1213693 » April 4th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Unome wrote:
Girlpower05 wrote:Which websites are good for getting the images of DSOs. There are so many different images at each wavelength.

If Stars is still 2 sheets, you should have enough space to fit 5-10 images for each of them with efficient use of space and still have a full sheet left. Try going through the stuff on Goggle Images and get a good range of images (various wavelengths, etc); you won't be able to get all of the images on an object (as several of the Stars DSOs are well-studied with lots of data), but you should be able to get enough without too much effort needed for space management. Make sure to caption your images with so quick info (e.g. instrument/telescope, wavelength, special features).

Warning: when pasting images onto your sheet, use a smaller original image size - in the range of 300 pixels each way - else the file will start to lag at a hundred or so (personal experience with my 16 MB notesheet from Solar System 2 years ago). Since the pics will be small anyway, you won't need super high resolution.


I like to use Snipping Tool to take a snip of multiple images off of google images so that it's just one image.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby ReBobville » April 8th, 2017, 9:32 pm

Girlpower05 wrote:Which websites are good for getting the images of DSOs. There are so many different images at each wavelength.


When I competed I would typically dedicate one note sheet just to DSO images. Wikipedia is a good place to start but also dig through NASA databases, and telescope sites (Chandra, etc.).
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby DrKoolKat » May 11th, 2017, 6:30 am

The rules don't really say anything about history, and who stuff was named after, but I guess if you're supposed to know like apparent magnitude, Hipparchus doing it could fall under that range of knowledge. Anyway, what I'm getting at is at the national level, do they ask a lot of history and who stuff was named after, and who discovered what and such?


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