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Megalodon99

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The Asteroid Thread
« on: August 10, 2007, 10:29:40 pm »
This is a thread for asteroids that you find. Asteroids are close to Earth, and move relatively quickly. Due to the fact that these pictures were taken with 5 different filters at different times for each filter, each color from an asteroid is moved over from the rest of it. This is also what causes the satellite streaks, only satellites move much faster from our point of view, so we get long lighsaber llike streaks. Help me get it stickied, as these seem to be somewhat common and are very nice. I will start us off with my only one (lower left corner):
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As a note, here is an Object of the Day that is an asteroid:
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=2828.0
« Last Edit: August 10, 2007, 10:50:22 pm by Megalodon99 »

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 09:01:50 am »

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/chart/chart.asp?ra=154.47885284&dec=9.13591683
Help me get it stickied, as these seem to be somewhat common and are very nice.
There you go, I've posted others elsewhere and I'll bring them here as soon as I find them again ;)
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007, 09:03:26 am by galaxybabe »

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 11:01:40 am »
Thank you very much for those pictures Galaxybabe. If I ever find another, I will edit this post and add it in.

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 11:12:51 am »
You're welcome :)
Don't edit your post, post again, then your figure will jump  ;D

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 11:19:11 am »
If I ever find another one... They seem rather rare.

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 11:22:24 am »
No, they're popping up in the threads here, and we're only a small part of the GZ participants. If you have the time, why don't you do a search for "asteroid" and take the pictures from the various threads, remember it's polite to say who found it though, and if you can, post a link to the thread as well.
I have seen others by mitch.wheat and I posted on one of his threads (he has been making a new thread for each one) that you have made this thread here and gave him the link, so he may be along later with his others :)

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 11:36:25 am »
Will do, but now I'm working on classifying/ this thread:
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=3418.msg19237#msg19237

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2007, 12:23:57 pm »
Blimey, that's a big job!  :o

OK if I find any more asteroids I'll post them here, and let you crack on ;)

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2007, 02:21:57 pm »

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2007, 02:49:48 pm »
and here :588017702921371737


oo, just noticed the other one at the top too! ;D

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2007, 02:53:34 pm »
"Don't jive me with that cosmic debris"

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Re: The Asteroid Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2007, 02:53:59 pm »
wow, 2 in one!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o Does anyone else think this deserves to be stickied?