Author Topic: Now live news from Seattle on Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!  (Read 28189 times)

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2010, 08:41:23 pm »
Suddenly it's real! 8) Good luck with the processing guys!

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2010, 12:26:22 am »
I can't wait for the images!!  Good luck Bill!  ;D ;D

 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2010, 01:19:08 pm »
The emission-line images in [O III] and H-alpha should have completed about 15 minutes ago. Now to wait for telemetry to get the data down, pipeline processing to do basic calibration, and archiving to deliver the bits. I won't check for at least another hour, really I won't!

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2010, 01:27:47 pm »
*waits in anticipation*

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2010, 01:53:44 pm »
*is waiting too* ;D

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2010, 02:40:24 pm »
Hey, the [O III] data are already down and staged. (Drums fingers waiting for FTP transfer, considering internal butterflies at thought of finally seeing this). That's only three hours after end of exposure!

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2010, 03:02:04 pm »
This is exciting!  :o :D Can only imagine what it must be like for those of you closely involved  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2010, 03:50:50 pm »
Aaaaahhhhhh - there it is in [O III]. Hmm, sort of expected to see something rather different on the northern side, and what are those tiny features near the bright spot?

Cosmic-ray strikes on the ACS CCDs are even uglier than WFC3, because of radiation damage accumulating all the time they've been in space. Off to explore specific software treatment options!

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2010, 03:58:20 pm »
Best. Email. Of. The Day!

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2010, 04:10:13 pm »
H-alpha data now arriving.

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2010, 04:20:21 pm »
 8) It's pretty!! :D

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2010, 04:42:44 pm »
Aaaaahhhhhh - there it is in [O III]. Hmm, sort of expected to see something rather different on the northern side, and what are those tiny features near the bright spot?

Cosmic-ray strikes on the ACS CCDs are even uglier than WFC3, because of radiation damage accumulating all the time they've been in space. Off to explore specific software treatment options!

Great news, Bill !  ;D ;D ;D It seems that things are finally taking shape. Can't wait to see the images in print. Keep up the fantastic effort.  :) :) :)

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2010, 06:41:04 pm »
Bonsoir,
Heart attack in progress   ::)  :D

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2010, 08:23:22 am »
About the Hubble images.. ;)

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Re: Hubble & Hanny's Voorwerp!
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2010, 12:35:11 pm »
Lucky you!!
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