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B Why the Milky Way shows band in all-sky energy scans

  1. Nov 1, 2016 #1
    I have just read about the Gleamoscope which allows users to dial up visions of the sky in any light that you prefer, for example CMB, Xray, etc. In all of these, the Milky Way shows up as a narrow horizontal band across the middle of theall-sky image. What is it in the analysis that leads to the Milky Way showing up in this position?
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2016 #2

    phinds

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    Uh ... the fact that the milky IS a narrow band across the middle of the sky? Am I missing something?
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2016 #3

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    You're looking at something that's discus-shaped from a location within the discus. They did rotate the picture so that the disk plane is the horizontal plane.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2016 #4

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    jordankonisky do you live in a highly populated area? Have you never seen the Milky Way with your own eyes? If not it should be on your to do list.

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