ESO Science

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Xmo1, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Xmo1 Registered Senior Member

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    I've been looking at the ESO zooms. to the red supergiant Antares. How about putting direction arrows on the objects with speed data, magnification, and so on. Lots of databases would correlate.
     
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  3. RADII Registered Member

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    Um, why? Speed of what, surface features? Rotation? Galactic orbit? Magnification of what? This is the highest they can do: https://www.universetoday.com/136940/new-study-antares-creates-best-map-ever-distant-star/

    Your post is not real clear to me.
     
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  5. Xmo1 Registered Senior Member

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    Pretty easy to plot directions and relative speeds of stars and other space objects given the ability to digitally photograph them. The Milky Way and the local group is moving toward The Great Attractor. Andromeda galaxy is moving toward the Milky Way. There might be some value in analyzing the data, and it would be interesting to see. Astronomers use databases. It would be fairly easy to use these 800 Megapixel images as a reference tool to correlate data, and add some labels in the process.
     
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  7. RADII Registered Member

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    I believe relative velocities of major groups & their components have been fairly well mapped to date. Here's a good seminar to start with the Local Supercluster [https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~dfabricant/huchra/seminar/lsc/] & then this is a good search argument to get more information [https://www.bing.com/search?q=local...-22&sk=&cvid=A856E11E866D4EC58CC1FB808CE18D8F]

    As far as I know (that is, I have not encountered 'restricted' data except in certain circumstances) you can get access to all the data like SDSS, 2MASS, COBE, etc.. The special circumstance is that unpublished data will not be accessible to protect working authors.
     
  8. Xmo1 Registered Senior Member

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    I'm reminded of the weather maps with arrows that indicate wind direction in near real time, and have other information as well. I never though of taking it on as a project, but that could happen. I need the experience of combining database with graphic animations as in Microsoft's WWT, and Stellarium. Thank you.
     
  9. RADII Registered Member

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    No problem. I'm thinking I've seen something like what I believe you are describing, but am not sure. If I can be of any more help, let me know.
     

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