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2012-11-17 04:30:29 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/it's also full of AWESOME
 
2012-11-17 04:31:38 PM
This is insanely amazing.

Also, my carrier task group is leaving the gravity well on route to demolish some pirate frigates.
 
2012-11-17 05:14:07 PM
This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.
 
2012-11-17 05:25:25 PM

King Something: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x267]

/it's also full of AWESOME


yup. that's some cool stuff right there.
 
2012-11-17 05:32:13 PM
Where is groombridge 34? Meh!!!!
 
2012-11-17 05:45:22 PM

GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.


Nerd.
 
2012-11-17 05:47:51 PM

WorldCitizen: GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.

Nerd.


Dude, it's a map of local space. It better farking have Vulcan on it.
 
2012-11-17 06:02:12 PM
I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?
 
2012-11-17 06:11:50 PM

Slaxl: I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?


Nope, not at all.

I wish we could put a live feed camera looking back at Earth from a good distance...close enough to see the big features (like continents) but far enough out to realize how small it is. Maybe Moon distance? Then every time someone starts getting all nationalistic and tribal I wish we could make them just stare at the live feed for about 5 minutes to remind them how small minded they are being.
 
2012-11-17 06:23:45 PM
It reminds me of Universe Sandbox, which is $20 at the web site but only $10 at Steam. If you're the kind of person who likes to see what happens when planets and galaxies smash together, it's THE simulator for you.
 
2012-11-17 06:29:23 PM
Okay, that is wicked cool, submitter.
 
2012-11-17 06:51:58 PM

basemetal: Okay, that is wicked cool, submitter.


You're welcome, but I can't take all the credit, I only did the hard part of linking to it, someone else did the easy part of making it.

WorldCitizen: Slaxl: I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?

Nope, not at all.

I wish we could put a live feed camera looking back at Earth from a good distance...close enough to see the big features (like continents) but far enough out to realize how small it is. Maybe Moon distance? Then every time someone starts getting all nationalistic and tribal I wish we could make them just stare at the live feed for about 5 minutes to remind them how small minded they are being.


Well with payload costs looking to diminish, and HD cameras small enough to fit on pens maybe soon we can set up a network of cameras in geosynchronous orbit covering the whole earth. Need money though... Kickstarter?
 
2012-11-17 07:31:28 PM
This isn't as complete or as awe-inspiring as Space Engine, but the presentation is great.
 
2012-11-17 07:37:39 PM
It's nice, but why would you anchor the local interstellar display to the plane of the ecliptic rather than the galactic plane?
 
2012-11-17 07:41:33 PM
Great presentation, but it's kinda sad that it's missing two-thirds of the sky, and nothing seems to be labeled that's more than 100-ish l-y out.

OhioKnight: It's nice, but why would you anchor the local interstellar display to the plane of the ecliptic rather than the galactic plane?


Recognizability, I suspect. Even pro astronomers tend to use the ecliptic plane rather than the galactic plane for... well, everything.
 
2012-11-17 07:43:17 PM
Alright. Y'all stop this kind of stuff. It makes me all "Horton Hears a Who"ish.
 
2012-11-17 07:45:10 PM

Slaxl: HD cameras small enough to fit on pens


Ha, I read that as "HD cameras small enough to fit on penis"

/up close and personal
//need to be liquid proof
///and shock resistant
 
2012-11-17 07:56:35 PM
I see Alpha Centauri, but where's Narn? Lame.
 
2012-11-17 07:59:36 PM
And for those who refuse to use Chrome, I present this:


100,000 Stars on YouTube
 
2012-11-17 08:00:45 PM

Slaxl: I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?


Just gotta convince Google there is a market in street viewing other planets and we're there.
 
2012-11-17 08:02:00 PM

Kittypie070: And for those who refuse to use Chrome, I present this:


100,000 Stars on YouTube


What, the thing worked great in FF16, even did 5760x1080 full screen mode like a champ.

/needs to go change his pants now
 
2012-11-17 08:10:33 PM
Meh. Celestia's been better since at least 2005. Also, you can have the Ringworld, the complete Star Wars and Star Trek, the Space Odyssey and a ton more in there.
 
2012-11-17 08:15:41 PM

pup.socket: Meh. Celestia's been better since at least 2005. Also, you can have the Ringworld, the complete Star Wars and Star Trek, the Space Odyssey and a ton more in there.


Thanks Mr NoLink, sorry this html5/webGL experiment that runs inside of (almost) any web browser isn't as good as a download & execute that's been in the works for 7 years. :P

/that does look pretty cool though
//why am I so active in this thread? No clue.
 
2012-11-17 08:44:15 PM

WorldCitizen: GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.

Nerd.


I don't see We Made It either
 
2012-11-17 08:50:17 PM
Yo, Bump, what the frak monitor you got, a bigscreen TV!?
 
2012-11-17 08:53:10 PM

Kittypie070: Yo, Bump, what the frak monitor you got, a bigscreen TV!?


Those can only do 1920x1080 :P I got three monitors that each do 1920x1080 and set 'em up in (nvidia) surround mode, AMD's offerings can do the same too. Gaming with that is ridiculous. :)
 
2012-11-17 09:02:11 PM

BumpInTheNight: Kittypie070: Yo, Bump, what the frak monitor you got, a bigscreen TV!?

Those can only do 1920x1080 :P I got three monitors that each do 1920x1080 and set 'em up in (nvidia) surround mode, AMD's offerings can do the same too. Gaming with that is ridiculous. :)


Jesus, and I thought a single monitor running 1920x1080 and the second running 1366x768 was good. Though I don't stretch things from one screen to another, partially due to the size disconnect.

The All-Powerful Atheismo: WorldCitizen: GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.

Nerd.

I don't see We Made It either


Procyon is on there. Tau Ceti is missing though. No Plateau.
 
2012-11-17 09:16:06 PM
This is awesome. I have a laminated picture of Jeri Ryan next to my monitor and now I can pretend I'm in Astrometrics with her. Totally wasn't expecting this fantasy to come true!
 
2012-11-17 09:16:38 PM

GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.


I know. I cant find the star I named my mom after as well.
 
2012-11-17 09:42:18 PM

fisker: I cant find the star I named my mom after as well.


I thought it was Betelgeuse. A supergiant that'll eventually explode for being too heavy, and when you say the name three times, she comes.
 
2012-11-17 09:49:40 PM

GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.


Shouldn't Alpha Centauri be there? It's even mentioned in the video tour, but I don't see it when I surf around...
 
2012-11-17 10:07:16 PM
Did anyone else start zooming out and instinctively expect Peter Davisons face to appear?

God I'm such a nerd.
 
2012-11-17 10:30:03 PM

Slaxl: I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?


Right now yes. Google Galaxy in 100 years will have it covered.
 
2012-11-17 10:55:13 PM
Nice how Pluto's orbit no longer merits a white ring.
 
2012-11-17 11:17:37 PM

23FPB23: Nice how Pluto's orbit no longer merits a white ring.


Rings are for planets, pal. Tell Pluto to go cry to Ceres.
 
2012-11-17 11:22:21 PM

DeltaPunch: GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.

Shouldn't Alpha Centauri be there? It's even mentioned in the video tour, but I don't see it when I surf around...


It's there, pretty close to Sol. The text is just small.
 
2012-11-17 11:26:22 PM

BumpInTheNight: pup.socket: Meh. Celestia's been better since at least 2005. Also, you can have the Ringworld, the complete Star Wars and Star Trek, the Space Odyssey and a ton more in there.

Thanks Mr NoLink, sorry this html5/webGL experiment that runs inside of (almost) any web browser isn't as good as a download & execute that's been in the works for 7 years. :P

/that does look pretty cool though
//why am I so active in this thread? No clue.


Well, I read about 10 "cool" webGL projects a week on average, and none of them eventually develop features that would make it worth more than that first look.

/ have you been banned from Google for hyperactivity too?
// the globular cluster looks better in this one than the default celestia
 
2012-11-17 11:38:38 PM
My mind is truly blown. Wow.
 
2012-11-17 11:43:28 PM

Kittypie070: And for those who refuse to use Chrome, I present this:


100,000 Stars on YouTube


Thank you. May your fur always be silky soft.
 
2012-11-18 12:07:57 AM
Well, that was beautiful and amazing. Thanks, Subby.
 
2012-11-18 12:10:47 AM

23FPB23: Nice how Pluto's orbit no longer merits a white ring.


Why should it? It's a minor planetesimal. If we started adding all of those, our map would get crowded quick. Ya hearin' what I'm Sedna?
 
2012-11-18 12:14:01 AM

GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.


Yeah, I couldn't find my home system either...
 
2012-11-18 12:41:56 AM
I can't find the star I named my girlfriend after.
That star registry must not have it up yet.
 
2012-11-18 12:43:23 AM
Bucky Katt 2012-11-17 11:43:28 PM

Kittypie070: And for those who refuse to use Chrome, I present this:


100,000 Stars on YouTube


Thank you. May your fur always be silky soft.


[purr]
 
2012-11-18 12:47:57 AM
Pretty impressive when you consider the universe is only 6000 years old.
 
2012-11-18 12:56:18 AM

The5thElement: Pretty impressive when you consider the universe is only 6000 years old.



I thought those people think the Earth is 6000 years old, and that the Universe is eternal ( steady-state, IIRC)

* off to research Fundie cosmology...*

/ link reminds me of the "Powers of 10" short film I saw as a kid...
 
2012-11-18 12:56:33 AM
[drops Ganymede on The5thElement's head]
 
2012-11-18 01:24:07 AM
Thanks folks, I'm here all week. Try the veal and remember to tip your bartender and servers.
 
2012-11-18 01:26:38 AM
This isn't a bookmark. Nope.
 
2012-11-18 01:54:44 AM

Zombie DJ: I can't find the star I named my girlfriend after.
That star registry must not have it up yet.


Your girlfriend didn't already have a name?
 
2012-11-18 01:58:18 AM
Oh wow, it's the Total Perception Vortex.

/so not obscure
 
2012-11-18 02:31:39 AM
WorldCitizen I wish we could put a live feed camera looking back at Earth from a good distance...close enough to see the big features (like continents) but far enough out to realize how small it is. Maybe Moon distance? Then every time someone starts getting all nationalistic and tribal I wish we could make them just stare at the live feed for about 5 minutes to remind them how small minded they are being.

I'd settle for dedicated feed from ISS (when lucky I get to drift-off to sleep watching what appears to be a perfectly peaceful planet from ~350km), only happens when crew is off-duty and signal is being picked up at ground stations: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/iss_details.html

Apparently an improved, real-time, pay, option (of sorts) is in the works: http://www.itproportal.com/2012/06/08/urthecast-when-youtube-meets-goo gle-earth-glorious-hd/
If NASA would contract for that feed, institute a `NASA-2' `earth-view' channel, for cable/sat, I'd pay for the service `Gaiaquarium 1.0'. A sat. `eye' out at L2 would be much better.

NASA's realtime JTrack of nearly all sats, living & dead, is an excellent way to visualize the low-orbit Sargasso: http://science.nasa.gov/realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3D.html/

/Schimpf's Cybersky 3.0.2 (1999) can still be run down (on web) and, with grid-lines turned on and time animation engaged, is useful to get kids to develop a `visual' appreciation of `tilt'/ecliptic/etc. for free
//Sloan data to give them the `range': http://www.sdss.org/dr7/
 
2012-11-18 02:59:32 AM

buckler: Zombie DJ: I can't find the star I named my girlfriend after.
That star registry must not have it up yet.

Your girlfriend didn't already have a name?


Nope. I found it. It's called A Canadian Chick None of Us Have Ever Met Epsilon. Right between Ceti Alpha and Omicron Perseii.
 
2012-11-18 03:26:59 AM
I know my computer is getting really old but that brought it to its knees.
 
2012-11-18 07:27:35 AM
Ok, what the hell, Google? I purchased a star and named it after myself and you don't have it up there. That's low.
 
2012-11-18 07:35:44 AM

Hand Banana: I know my computer is getting really old but that brought it to its knees.


Some people spend hours surfing the Internet for that kind of experience.
 
2012-11-18 09:19:43 AM
That made my Sunday morning.
 
2012-11-18 09:48:00 AM

Kittypie070: And for those who refuse to use Chrome, I present this:


100,000 Stars on YouTube


Thanks, Kitteh
 
2012-11-18 10:02:31 AM
zooming in far enough it reminds me of the star map from Frontier Elite II.
Now planning a trip from Barnard's Star to Fomalhaut.

/new Elite game is on Kickstarter!!
 
2012-11-18 10:14:24 AM

kazikian: Oh wow, it's the Total Perception Perspective Vortex.


FTFDA
 
2012-11-18 11:14:11 AM
www.marsbands.com

/also: Farking Awesome
 
2012-11-18 11:16:07 AM

BumpInTheNight: Kittypie070: Yo, Bump, what the frak monitor you got, a bigscreen TV!?

Those can only do 1920x1080 :P I got three monitors that each do 1920x1080 and set 'em up in (nvidia) surround mode, AMD's offerings can do the same too. Gaming with that is ridiculous. :)


tgfb.net

bbiab, need to change my pants
 
2012-11-18 12:13:52 PM

GAT_00: WorldCitizen: GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.

Nerd.

Dude, it's a map of local space. It better farking have Vulcan on it.


Vulcan has been placed around 3 different stars through the course of Star Trek -
Originally Alnitak, then 40 Eridani, and in the most recent movie it was apparently around Vega (since old Spock observed its destruction from planet Delta Vega.)
 
2012-11-18 01:33:35 PM

Crazy Lee: NASA's realtime JTrack of nearly all sats, living & dead, is an excellent way to visualize the low-orbit Sargasso: http://science.nasa.gov/realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3D.html/


A friend of mine coded that application back in 1998 or so. He also did a video for the NASA brass that showed various satellite constellation and orbital clusters set to "Mars" in Holst's The Planets.
 
2012-11-19 02:55:17 AM
this shows us to be towards the "center ring" in the milky way... half way between the inner and outer extremes. This goes against what I have been taught, that we are on the outer edge of a spiral arm. So which is it?

www.enchantedlearning.com
www.armaghplanet.com
www.hybridtweaks.com
www.dailygalaxy.com

So what is it? are we half-way out, or 3/4th of the way out? OR ARE WE LOST IN SPACE?
 
2012-11-19 11:56:23 AM
We're in that cloud of stars right over there.
 
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