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4-arm Spider diffraction and possible apodization.

what the thing the telescope is pointed at... i have no clue.
The term "derp" was invented by the creators of Southpark.
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Has anyone mentioned a diffraction spike?

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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With a big, but not-so spherical aberration

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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And so many stars.. they appear to be lines of similar star images, almost as if someone took a few exposures while kicking the tripod.
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k...

I'll get this.

This is fun, I like a challenge.

narrow it down to one, describe the process then find the archives.

I think Dr. Acula might be my competition on this one...

EN GARDE!!!

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oh heavens no... you'll prolly beat me lol lol

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Strehl ratio degradation caused be a spider diffraction!
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Strehl ratio degradation caused be a spider diffraction!
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im not saying thats right?! but....
find the plate number! lol lol
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Strehl ratio degradation caused be a spider diffraction!
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im not saying thats right?! but....
find the plate number! lol lol
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Strehl ratio degradation caused be a spider diffraction!
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im not saying thats right?! but....
find the plate number! lol lol
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tired


I need a break. I'm reading way too much stuff using terms I'm not familiar with at all. Getting a headache, but I'm not giving up.
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yesh yesh take a break... take all the time you need away


muhwahahahahaha

lol
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Strehl ratio degradation caused be a spider diffraction!
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im not saying thats right?! but....
find the plate number! lol lol
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tired


I need a break. I'm reading way too much stuff using terms I'm not familiar with at all. Getting a headache, but I'm not giving up.
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yesh yesh take a break... take all the time you need away


muhwahahahahaha

lol
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watdafuk
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ill try again

its called a spider, its caused by the reflection of a nearby star into the mirror of the DSS telescope.
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Wow...AC you are correct!! Good job!! Just need to figure out the #??

:MysteryPicture:
The Attacking Space Spider. This is one of many internal reflections caused by a nearby bright star. It’s a silhouette of the outline of the diagonal mirror and its holder (called a ‘spider’) inside the telescope.

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im not saying thats right?! but....
find the plate number! lol lol
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tired


I need a break. I'm reading way too much stuff using terms I'm not familiar with at all. Getting a headache, but I'm not giving up.
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yesh yesh take a break... take all the time you need away


muhwahahahahaha

lol
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watdafuk
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bah ha ha ha ha ha ha

cruiser

god it was worth following this thread just for that

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ill try again

its called a spider, its caused by the reflection of a nearby star into the mirror of the DSS telescope.
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Wow...AC you are correct!! Good job!! Just need to figure out the #??

:MysteryPicture:
The Attacking Space Spider. This is one of many internal reflections caused by a nearby bright star. It’s a silhouette of the outline of the diagonal mirror and its holder (called a ‘spider’) inside the telescope.
 Quoting: Wake Up


opps
nevermind lol

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"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. ... That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." - General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
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ill try again

its called a spider, its caused by the reflection of a nearby star into the mirror of the DSS telescope.
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Wow...AC you are correct!! Good job!! Just need to figure out the #??

:MysteryPicture:
The Attacking Space Spider. This is one of many internal reflections caused by a nearby bright star. It’s a silhouette of the outline of the diagonal mirror and its holder (called a ‘spider’) inside the telescope.
 Quoting: Wake Up


looks like we have our WINNER AC 33011729


and ya know what's weird i thought for a moment that looked familiar to what i've noticed in a telescope....but that was a good.....ANOTHER ANOTHER!!!!

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Where's the Doc?

ASTRO!!! come hither!
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ill try again

its called a spider, its caused by the reflection of a nearby star into the mirror of the DSS telescope.
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Allow me to clarify, there is a proper name for the thing that is causing it. Not just a name for the phenomenon in general, that's just what it is, but additionally there is a proper name for the thing that is causing it to happen in this specific case. Ideally you should have to find and refer to the original source material to confirm that part of the answer.
The term "derp" was invented by the creators of Southpark.
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XO263

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ill try again

its called a spider, its caused by the reflection of a nearby star into the mirror of the DSS telescope.
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Wow...AC you are correct!! Good job!! Just need to figure out the #??

:MysteryPicture:
The Attacking Space Spider. This is one of many internal reflections caused by a nearby bright star. It’s a silhouette of the outline of the diagonal mirror and its holder (called a ‘spider’) inside the telescope.
 Quoting: Wake Up


looks like we have our WINNER AC 33011729


and ya know what's weird i thought for a moment that looked familiar to what i've noticed in a telescope....but that was a good.....ANOTHER ANOTHER!!!!
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LOL!! I'm glad somebody solved it. I can now stop researching!!

chuckle
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Where's the Doc?

ASTRO!!! come hither!
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She has half the answer. I'm still waiting for the other half for a completely correct answer. What is specifically causing it in this case, the proper name. The spider vane is just what it is, but the presence of the spider vane alone does not cause it nor is it necessary for this kind reflection to occur (my telescope lacks a spider vane and still experiences these kinds of reflections). What is causing it in this specific case, and yes, I'm looking for a proper and specific name. It requires knowing where this image is pointed.

Tell you what, I'll go ahead and give the big hint now. This will very easily lead to the answer of the specific name of what is causing this reflection, so I want all three parts and I will give 3 months of upgrade. You have the first part, it's a reflection of the telescope's optical train with the spider vane prominently visible in the reflection. What is the proper name of the thing causing it to happen, and what is the identifier of the film plate?

As difficult as that sounds, it's actually fairly easy with this hint:
[link to astrometry.net]
You might find that link handy...
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For some reason I can't see the actual images. Photoshop or picture viewer doesn't recognize the format...

These are plate numbers from the right time though.
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Allow me to clarify, there is a proper name for the thing that is causing it. Not just a name for the phenomenon in general, that's just what it is, but additionally there is a proper name for the thing that is causing it to happen in this specific case. Ideally you should have to find and refer to the original source material to confirm that part of the answer.
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Where's the Doc?

ASTRO!!! come hither!
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She has half the answer. I'm still waiting for the other half for a completely correct answer. What is specifically causing it in this case, the proper name. The spider vane is just what it is, but the presence of the spider vane alone does not cause it nor is it necessary for this kind reflection to occur (my telescope lacks a spider vane and still experiences these kinds of reflections). What is causing it in this specific case, and yes, I'm looking for a proper and specific name. It requires knowing where this image is pointed.

Tell you what, I'll go ahead and give the big hint now. This will very easily lead to the answer of the specific name of what is causing this reflection, so I want all three parts and I will give 3 months of upgrade. You have the first part, it's a reflection of the telescope's optical train with the spider vane prominently visible in the reflection. What is the proper name of the thing causing it to happen, and what is the identifier of the film plate?

As difficult as that sounds, it's actually fairly easy with this hint:
[link to astrometry.net]
You might find that link handy...
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


damn :)
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How about just telling us? Fuck's sake.
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He just wants as many people to come in here as possible to show himself that he's smarter than everybody else.

Shove your free month up your ass.
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Actually I'm trying to encourage people to use primary source materials and other resources to find the answers to things they see in places like google sky and can't identify.
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What makes you think;
A.) Anyone wants to learn
B.) Their hunt for knowledge will lead to truth
C.) That you're right
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A) I want to learn.
B) If we match the image, then it's truth.
C) Same as B.
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Where's the Doc?

ASTRO!!! come hither!
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She has half the answer. I'm still waiting for the other half for a completely correct answer. What is specifically causing it in this case, the proper name. The spider vane is just what it is, but the presence of the spider vane alone does not cause it nor is it necessary for this kind reflection to occur (my telescope lacks a spider vane and still experiences these kinds of reflections). What is causing it in this specific case, and yes, I'm looking for a proper and specific name. It requires knowing where this image is pointed.

Tell you what, I'll go ahead and give the big hint now. This will very easily lead to the answer of the specific name of what is causing this reflection, so I want all three parts and I will give 3 months of upgrade. You have the first part, it's a reflection of the telescope's optical train with the spider vane prominently visible in the reflection. What is the proper name of the thing causing it to happen, and what is the identifier of the film plate?

As difficult as that sounds, it's actually fairly easy with this hint:
[link to astrometry.net]
You might find that link handy...
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


the moon is causing it!!!
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Well, this is where to find it... Right near canis major

Center (RA, Dec): (105.947, -19.568)
Center (RA, hms): 07h 03m 47.386s
Center (Dec, dms): -19° 34' 03.932"
Size: 59.9 x 60 arcmin
Radius: 0.707 deg
Pixel scale: 3.52 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is 180 degrees E of N
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Well, this is where to find it... Right near canis major

Center (RA, Dec): (105.947, -19.568)
Center (RA, hms): 07h 03m 47.386s
Center (Dec, dms): -19° 34' 03.932"
Size: 59.9 x 60 arcmin
Radius: 0.707 deg
Pixel scale: 3.52 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is 180 degrees E of N
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Lets all get 'serious' about this!
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Where's the Doc?

ASTRO!!! come hither!
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She has half the answer. I'm still waiting for the other half for a completely correct answer. What is specifically causing it in this case, the proper name. The spider vane is just what it is, but the presence of the spider vane alone does not cause it nor is it necessary for this kind reflection to occur (my telescope lacks a spider vane and still experiences these kinds of reflections). What is causing it in this specific case, and yes, I'm looking for a proper and specific name. It requires knowing where this image is pointed.

Tell you what, I'll go ahead and give the big hint now. This will very easily lead to the answer of the specific name of what is causing this reflection, so I want all three parts and I will give 3 months of upgrade. You have the first part, it's a reflection of the telescope's optical train with the spider vane prominently visible in the reflection. What is the proper name of the thing causing it to happen, and what is the identifier of the film plate?

As difficult as that sounds, it's actually fairly easy with this hint:
[link to astrometry.net]
You might find that link handy...
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


thingy.jpg

[link to nova.astrometry.net]
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This has been a lot of fun even though I'm not good at guessing it.



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