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wolfnowl
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« on: December 25, 2009, 03:27:01 PM »
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Pixel peeping anyone?

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/st_darkenergy_camera
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 05:22:23 PM »
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Around 1976 I got to take pictures of astronomer Vera Rubin at Lick Observatory somewhat after she had first detected something was wrong with galaxy rotation, which was the first evidence of dark matter.  Among other things she was actually taking mechanical measurements on large galaxy images projected through a giant telescope onto a white surface.  Things have come a long way since then.

Check out the National-Geographic-esque use of colored lights in that image, woohoo!  Looks like an early Star Trek episode.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 11:51:25 AM »
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I bet its anti-aliasing filter makes it unusable for big prints.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 04:14:13 PM »
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I like the notion that, since we don't know what "dark energy" is, or even if it exists, we'll just take some pictures of it to find out what it is.

Come to think of it, some of my own photography is done in that same spirit.   

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 10:30:48 AM »
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since we don't know what "dark energy" is, or even if it exists,

Of course it exists.  A couple of my family members have it and I have seen what it can do.    
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 10:47:53 AM »
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I hear nasa is slapping a lens chart up on Andromeda so that they can test this thing.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 10:53:18 AM »
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I hear nasa is slapping a lens chart up on Andromeda so that they can test this thing.
True and I heard that they also use LensAlign Pro…
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