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(Big Think)   Scientists have been simulating what James Webb is going to see, and if you thought Hubble's views were impressive, you ain't seen nothin' yet   (bigthink.com) divider line
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2022-01-24 7:52:29 AM  
It's an IR telescope so I expect whatever we see to be post processed so much it may as well be photoshop.
 
2022-01-24 8:11:16 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: It's an IR telescope so I expect whatever we see to be post processed so much it may as well be photoshop.


Yeah, rendering observed light in visible wavelengths is exactly like "photoshopping".
 
2022-01-24 8:16:08 AM  
This is an excellent book if you want to know how the Hubble images we see made their way from photons hitting a detector to the final published awesomeness.

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2022-01-24 9:44:56 AM  
The fossil light may be our best Time Machine effort.
 
2022-01-24 9:50:22 AM  
JWST L2 halo orbit insertion burn is today.
 
2022-01-24 9:56:25 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: JWST L2 halo orbit insertion burn is today.


Yes. The burn is supposed to happen at 2 PM EST:

NASA to Discuss Webb's Arrival at Final Destination, Next Steps
 
2022-01-24 11:48:35 AM  

I know a guy: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: JWST L2 halo orbit insertion burn is today.

Yes. The burn is supposed to happen at 2 PM EST:

NASA to Discuss Webb's Arrival at Final Destination, Next Steps


Next step is tedious as fark. Micron adjustments to each mirror segment to fully align them

for 3 months
 
2022-01-24 12:05:42 PM  
950 miles to L2
 
2022-01-24 12:12:51 PM  
900 miles to L2
 
2022-01-24 12:17:54 PM  
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2022-01-24 1:20:29 PM  

Mr_Vimes: This is an excellent book if you want to know how the Hubble images we see made their way from photons hitting a detector to the final published awesomeness.

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Well, that was an immediate purchase. Thanks for the recommendation!
 
2022-01-24 1:41:59 PM  
230 miles to go for L2 Insertion.....

/sounds space dirty...
 
2022-01-24 2:15:48 PM  
It's there! Just happened to head over to that site after reading this thread and it was on the last 20 miles. Kind of cool to see it count down.

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2022-01-24 2:28:39 PM  
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2022-01-24 2:31:23 PM  

FarkMeAmadeus: It's there! Just happened to head over to that site after reading this thread and it was on the last 20 miles. Kind of cool to see it count down.

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Fark yeah.
 
2022-01-24 5:37:05 PM  

ryebread: FarkMeAmadeus: It's there! Just happened to head over to that site after reading this thread and it was on the last 20 miles. Kind of cool to see it count down.

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Fark yeah.


I'm super impressed with everyone involved with this scope. Flawless launch, flawless deployment, flawless arrival, and an expected 20 years of life. The costs were high, but they will absolutely be worth it.
 
2022-01-24 9:07:32 PM  
If we could simulate it then why did we spend $10B to build the damn thing?

/I know, I know.
 
2022-01-24 11:10:59 PM  
Just wait until it finds nothing at all. They'll spend years trying to calibrate it and recalibrate it and every time they think they've recalibrated it perfectly all the stars will disappear and they'll have to start over. After a while they'll believe that something broke during the launch process, so they'll launch another, and find the same results.

After 2 and a half decades they'll conclude both are working as intended, except they are seeing actual reality which is that everything we know as fact is an illusion and our reality doesn't actually exist, we are just a ghost of a bad idea playing out on a comic blip in the grand timeline. This is of course because you touch yourself at night.
 
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