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New hubble images
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:49:35 am »
Hi all,
Am I the only clueless one as to what to do with the new Hubble images?

For the clearer ones, like the one below, all I dare to do is to clasify them as "regular, in between, no, no":

As for the less clear ones (see the gray blob in the center, *besides the artifact* to the right), I just mark them as artifact, since I cannot really see a thing:

I' m getting a lot of these, and I wanted to make sure to help as much as I can with these.

Thank you all!!


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Re: New hubble images
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 12:06:00 am »
These are called "Faint Hubble Blobs" or FHB galaxies. There very faint and far back in the universe as they are some of the most distant galaxies ever.

The astronomer Kevin wrote on his blog how to classify these. Read below:


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Re: New hubble images
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 04:19:36 pm »
There's also #toofainttoclassify, but I doubt many people will use that (though it does have utility in that you can clearly say you simply couldn't decide if it was a galaxy - of the FHB kind - star, or artifact ...).