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jules

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WOW WHAT'S THAT? LOOK HERE FIRST!
« on: November 16, 2009, 09:46:41 pm »
Thought it might be useful for all you enthusiastic newbies to have a list of non-galaxy objects that you might come across and be tempted to post because of their “wow” factor. As most of them are likely to have been posted before it will be worth searching for them first by entering the ObjID into the search box on the top right of the home page.

It's understandable wanting to share an amazing find - and it's nice for us "oldies" to be reminded of them - so if you come across something amazing - search for it first and then you can post a link to the original post rather then re-post the picture every time. If it doesn't appear to have been posted before - then post the picture and share the moment! :D

Here are some of the “what the heck…” objects in the Galaxy Zoo SDSS sample. More may be added at a later date. Just follow the clicky links for more information. Hope this helps. ;)

PLANETARY NEBULA
PN G164.8+31.1
587738067267813416

PN G047.0+42.4
588018091083890728

PN G093.3-02.4
758883003899249350

EMISSION AND REFLECTION
NEBULAE

Nebulosity around a star
587725773996228704


NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula
and the Christmas Tree
758884872723497027


NGC 2359 Thor's Helmet
587750957537034412
NGC 2261
Hubble's Variable Nebula
758884872186298626


NGC 2245
758884908693127218
GK Persei Firework Nebula
Supernova Remnant
758882024101118054
STARS
Yes – they’re weird and
wonderful! See here.

Camera flares and glitches
and extreme close up shots


can make stars look odd!

STAR CLUSTERS

GLOBULAR CLUSTERS
Messier Object M3
587739720831926285



NGC 5053
587742903940939799



PALOMAR 4
587741489836523584

SDSS uses settings to capture galaxies rather than stars - but these clusters are still rather nice.  ;)

OPEN CLUSTERS

M44 The Beehive Cluster
587741391029403683


M67
587745243083636817


NGC2420
587732156849652671


SATELLITE, PLANE and
METEOR TRAILS








COSMIC RAYS




ASTEROIDS




COMETS
588297864729067549
 
587732772663132926

588011503133524093


Lens glare, filter effects, image edges, flares and other curiosities
IMAGING ARTEFACTS
The restaurant at
the end of the universe?



Cosmic aquarium


SDSS stripe edges

"Muffins"
Another Muffin
And another!

"Platterpillars"


"Figure 8 window ghost"- a bright
star reflected in the HST




 THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

Edge of the SDSS coverage
Often seen when zoomed out
588011501535495237
Cosmic Scarf! (Zoom right out)

SDSS corner




And if it’s not here – try a SEARCH first!!
And check out the ODDBALLS THREAD

Happy Hunting!

« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 05:47:25 pm by jules »