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Hellfire requested that I post a list of classic papers that one could use for reference when trying to understand the...
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aandc, library, reference Sticky Thread Pinned: A&C reference library ( 1 2 3 ... Last)
Use this topic to post links to helpful/informative websites about astronomy & cosmology.
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We often have questions about what telescope an aspiring amateur astronomer should buy. The "correct" answer can be...
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Hi everyone Use this topic for posts about ongoing/upcoming stargazing events (e.g., comets, eclipses,...
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Television shows about astronomy explain the formation of our solar system as a result of remnants of a supernova....
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Life on Mars? The question is not whether there is life on Mars, but whether life existed on Mars long ago.
Oct5-10 02:30 AM
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Hello expert I have downloaded several star catalog. But how can I open the file? How can I read the file? I would...
Oct6-10 05:06 AM
OrangKaya
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I was perusing an astronomy homework site and came across a question in which they are asked to plot the positions of...
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I was wondering if anyone here had experience using the image dataset of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Specifically,...
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Hi newbe here. Can someone confirm an experiment I just made on a Meade 2x telextener (tele extender) and a Tele...
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Hi, a novice astronomer here. Was just looking at some stars/galaxies/planets the other day, and followed up some...
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Given the following: Its a polar graph. I am trying to figure out when is VENUS visable in the sky during this...
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Ok, just trying to figure out the angular size of venus. I have charted and figured out the distance between Earth and...
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granpa
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I was trying to fall asleep last night and began to ponder about the universe. This isn't something unusual, it helps...
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This is my question from my intro to astronomy course, and its driving me insane. I vaguely understand how to...
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seen a programe about super black holes in wich some stars where orbiting them . speeding up as they are slingshoted...
Oct9-10 07:55 AM
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How would I come up with an equation (in one dimention), for the airy pattern of a telescope with a given diameter...
Oct12-10 02:06 AM
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John Huchra Dies at 61; Maps Altered Ideas on Universe http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/us/14huchra.html?hpw
Oct14-10 03:36 AM
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Hey guys, Im trying to write something up, and I want a more detailed explanation of this calculation (image...
Oct14-10 03:37 AM
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I am sure this must have been asked before but here goes. If two black holes were on a collision course with each...
Oct14-10 03:46 AM
Chronos
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--- >> a question…… it is said that a few seconds after the big bang , the subatomic particles gradually lost energy...
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Is it just because the moon moves in and out of view quicker than the earth moving in and out of view as to a lunar...
Oct14-10 05:21 PM
DaveC426913
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Is there any way to determine how big a black hole is? I googled the question but I didn't find any answer.
Oct16-10 05:03 AM
qraal
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You can measure the distance to an object orbiting the sun using parallax, and you can determine its angular velocity...
Oct16-10 05:41 PM
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Please help me ya'll. "If the moon was twice as far away from the earth as it actually is, how would tides be...
Oct18-10 01:11 PM
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Am I correct here. Wanning crecent would a thin sliver of a Moon visible in the early morning, just before...
Oct18-10 09:00 PM
nukeman
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Ok, here is the problem I have: Figure 2 shows the Moon in its orbit about the Earth, as viewed from space high...
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Archosaur
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Is it possible for a cloud of gass to condense around a black hole and for fusion to start? Or another way to ask. ...
Oct19-10 07:28 PM
Mu naught
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Of course earths orbit is not circular, but Is Earth’s orbit far from circular? Thanks
Oct20-10 02:27 AM
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Heyy, i've had a telescope before and know how to use them. Has anyone got any advice on a second model that I could...
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Hubble_ultra_deep_field_high_rez_edit1.jpg I was looking at...
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Hey, Let's say you have a theory something to do with astronomy. You have not done any research on it, and its...
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What is the difference between the time scales of Greenwich Mean Timt, GMT and Universal Coodinated Time, UT? I...
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I am in New Mexico and currently planning a telescope purchase but quite confused with all that is available. Seeking...
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What would be the outcome of an elliptical medium size galaxy colliding with a dwarf elliptical? (I choose a dwarf...
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Calculate the Earth-Sun distance during perihelion (at Earth’s closest approach) The Earth’s orbit has a semi-major...
Oct20-10 08:04 AM
cepheid
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Hi there, physics nerds! I'm studying astrophysics in Copenhagen, and I had the opportunity to visit a telescope in...
Oct20-10 10:01 AM
turbo
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Good afternoon, Suppose a two-body problem, where both bodies, of masses m1 and m2, are under influence of their...
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is the math correct? 57.3 x d_o/d d_o = size of object which is 1.392 x 10^6 km d = distance to the object which...
Oct20-10 05:39 PM
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WASHINGTON (AP) Hidden in a Hubble Space Telescope photo released earlier this year is a small smudge of light that...
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Is the Moon’s orbit more or less elliptical than the Earth’s? How does this affect the range of angular sizes for the...
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NobodySpecial
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A quick explanation for my thread - I've been a physics teacher for 10 years, but I've always wanted to learn more...
Oct21-10 04:28 AM
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I have a toy telescope, very poor objective aperture like 30mm, the image is very poor. I was wondering if I could...
Oct21-10 11:34 AM
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I am intrigued by the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres---the two largest in the asteroid belt. Ceres is now rated...
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