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(NAOJ - Subaru Telescope)   3-D isn't dead after all.* (*If you're into quasars 10 billion light years away. Otherwise, it may still be dead.)   (naoj.org) divider line 9
    More: Cool, galaxies, Subaru Telescope, gravitational lensing, quasars, light-years, SDSS J1029, spectrographs, Galaxy groups and clusters  
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2013-02-23 11:50:44 AM
OOoooh.....it's a Suburu!
 
2013-02-23 11:55:23 AM
How many 3D printers does it take to 3D print a 3D quasar?
 
2013-02-23 12:50:17 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: How many 3D printers does it take to 3D print a 3D quasar?


A Quasarbadrillion would be my first guess

You could probably get away with only a Quasarbrazillion if you wanted to shave some pixels.
 
2013-02-23 12:59:53 PM
First thought: "How are you going to get 3D without having two cameras a few million light years apart?"

(ReadsTFA)

There just happens to be a galactic-cluster-sized lens between us, giving us a convenient set of viewing angles. Nice.
 
2013-02-23 02:30:16 PM
I sure buy a lot of dead movies and video games.
 
2013-02-23 04:05:45 PM
site borked.
 
2013-02-23 07:35:47 PM

dready zim: site borked.


Looks like it's back.
 
2013-02-23 07:47:05 PM
As has probably been mentioned before, I drive that particular 600-ton Subaru.  I dug up the paper (well, a preprint of it, anyway) which is all pretty far over my head.   A lot of their data was taken before I started working there, but one of the latter nights, I was their night operator, and in theory helping out with the instrument, too.  (I was pretty new to the instrument back then, but have since taken over maintaining the operations manual for it.)

It's probably a good thing that I understand very little Japanese - the idea that somebody's going to do 3-D of something at that distance feels every bit as unintuitive to me as it does to  jfarkinB, and if I knew what they were talking about, I'd probably have tried to evacuate them from the mountain out of fear that they were delirious from altitude and hypoxia.
 
2013-02-23 11:19:40 PM
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