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2022-01-26 11:34:39 AM  
Point the thing at Proxima Centauri b, and see if the lights are on.
 
2022-01-26 12:06:49 PM  
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2022-01-26 12:28:43 PM  
Not sure why a 17" Planewave(!!!!) is needed. Helpful though. You can platesolve this image and get exact coordianates. I wonder if I tracked that region for 5 hours with my rig I could detect any movement after stacking/replay. DNRTA so not sure what magnitude it is reflecting light at. I have found GPS satellites before but mostly by accident 8 months after acquiring images.
 
2022-01-26 12:44:09 PM  
I get your point, subby.
 
2022-01-26 12:46:53 PM  
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That's Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca III to you, Subby.

 
2022-01-26 12:50:06 PM  
Is it a dot?  Or is it a speck?

If it's underwater does it get wet?  Or does the water get it instead?
 
2022-01-26 1:33:03 PM  
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2022-01-26 1:40:14 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Not sure why a 17" Planewave(!!!!) is needed. Helpful though. You can platesolve this image and get exact coordianates. I wonder if I tracked that region for 5 hours with my rig I could detect any movement after stacking/replay. DNRTA so not sure what magnitude it is reflecting light at. I have found GPS satellites before but mostly by accident 8 months after acquiring images.


Looks like the predicted brightness is around magnitude 15 or so, with some uncertainty depending on how diffuse/specular the reflection off the sunshield is.
 
2022-01-26 3:12:02 PM  
I'm not crying. You're crying.
 
2022-01-26 3:31:05 PM  
Jaw-dropping pixel.
 
2022-01-26 3:42:19 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Not sure why a 17" Planewave(!!!!) is needed. Helpful though. You can platesolve this image and get exact coordianates. I wonder if I tracked that region for 5 hours with my rig I could detect any movement after stacking/replay. DNRTA so not sure what magnitude it is reflecting light at. I have found GPS satellites before but mostly by accident 8 months after acquiring images.

Looks like the predicted brightness is around magnitude 15 or so, with some uncertainty depending on how diffuse/specular the reflection off the sunshield is.


Cool thanks! Piece of cake then.
 
2022-01-26 3:49:42 PM  
I'd been hoping we'd get a picture of JWST from Hubble, but I suppose this will do.
 
2022-01-26 5:48:42 PM  

ryebread: I'd been hoping we'd get a picture of JWST from Hubble, but I suppose this will do.


It would still be a speck.

It's not about magnification.
 
2022-01-26 11:08:40 PM  
 
2022-01-26 11:38:57 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: ryebread: I'd been hoping we'd get a picture of JWST from Hubble, but I suppose this will do.

It would still be a speck.

It's not about magnification.


Yeah, sure, but you can't deny that it would be pretty farking cool.
 
2022-01-27 12:39:05 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: ryebread: I'd been hoping we'd get a picture of JWST from Hubble, but I suppose this will do.

It would still be a speck.

It's not about magnification.


How do you know?  Have you done the math?  Here is an example:

https://www.fark.com/comments/9876503/113199800#c113199800


So my math says the resolution at 1.5 million kilometers would be around 351 meters, so yeah, just a single pixel given that JWST is only 20x14 meters, but still, you should have done the math first.
 
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