Sparky wrote:fosborn wrote:by Sparky » Apr 30th, '11, 08:52
other than verifying that the stars can be seen from mars, what purpose do these images serve?
Whats the purpose? I don't know other than GaryN knows when something is so cool, it must be shared.
Well, has it ever occurred to you to consider the use of Rover or Spirit, PanCam for astronomy on Mars ( not to me, not in a million years)? Even though all the calibrations are for day time use, the results are awesome!
This is a nice picture of Orion( it looked much better before I reduced it to post here).
Martian Astronomy! So cool. Thanks GN !
It sounds like the team controlling the program, has a true love and imagination for what they are doing. I love it when we tax payers, get the maximum amount of science possible for our dime!
http://pancam.astro.cornell.edu/pancam_ ... cts_2.html
uhhhh, specks of light.
Sorry, have you ever tried to take pictures of the stars with a ccd camera? I have a Fugifilm , FinePix S700, (I know, its the cheapest of that type of camera, I could get and still have some of the flexibility I wanted). Its pretty tough for me to get any decent pictures of stars with it. For them to get those shots on a 10 second exposure is awesome to me. But maybe I am too easily impressed.
But the next time your at the library and can go to the link, look at the pictures there. They look better than what I reduced and posted.