Over the last few days the IYA Live Telescope broadcasting on “Galactic TV” has been busy fillling your requests and we’re ready to bring your first photos up on-line for you. We hope you had a chance to follow your object for several hours in the remote telescope! For Universe Today readers Jon Hanford, Ana Tomsa and Denny and Robby Bauer? Come on inside… Your requests have been fulfilled and your images are waiting!
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We hope you enjoy your image requests and they will become a part of the “IYA Live Telescope Library” link in the categories section to your right should you wish to recover them again in the future. Thank you so much for taking the time to become a part of our “100 Hours of Astronomy” celebration!!
7 Replies to “IYA Live Telescope – UT Reader Requests”
Tammy, sincerest thanks to you and everyone involved in the IYA Live Telescope project. Imagine my surprise upon waking early Friday morning (3:00 am EDT) in Tampa to watch the upcoming ‘Around the World in 80 Telescopes’ event, firing up the ‘puter and seeing LIVE images of IC 2062 on my monitor! I sat mesmerized for nearly a hour, watching the live image while trying to identify stars surrounding Theta Carinae with my trusty Uranometria 2000.0, comparing the view with digital Palomar Sky Survey & other images and just contemplating what I was seeing. To add to the thrill of this live view of this magnificent cluster, at 4:30 am I was watching live steaming video from the control rooms of Gemini North, Subaru, Keck & the UKIRT! As an 11 year old, I remember watching live coverage of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. At the time, I could not have conceived that in 40 years I could watch on TV (now a monitor) LIVE images of objects in the southern hemisphere or see live images from great observatories on a whim! How far we have come. Again, thanks to all involved contributing time, money, and resources to make this possible. I may never travel to see the celestial sights of the southern hemisphere firsthand, but now I feel a little closer to achieving that goal.
Oops, should read ‘LIVE images of IC 2602 on my monitor! ‘
you are incredibly welcome, jon!
some of us never forget just how lucky we are to enjoy the priveleges we have – and it makes them all the more special when we can share.
Thanks for pointing us at NGC 4833! It was so cool for my son and I to see that, and share this with him. (Our last name is Bauer not Baver though)- Thanks again such a cool opportunity!
i am so sorry… my eyes are healing very well – but somehow that error slipped by! i’ve corrected it on both the video and on the captions and i’ll ask bert to redo your photo for you and replace it here when the skies are a little darker. (thanks for your patience!)
Wow! You don’t have to do all that, thats really super nice of you! We just thought it was really neat to be involved in astronomy together, AND with people around the world. My son and I regularly have discussions about black holes and he seems to be particularly fascinated with the concept of parallel universes and string theory. He is fond of discussing how big googolplex is (I was trying to impress upon him the vastness of space), and since the thought of something like the cluster in Musca is so far away and so very old, it also provided us with good discussion on things with very very big numbers (plus I can’t see it from here). Robby my seven year old and I thank you!
no problem at all! i think it’s totally cool watching what others think is interesting, too. as strange as it may sound, it helps me home in on what people might want to read about – not just what i “think” they might like to read. 😉
wow… he’s only seven? once in awhile i’ll get a kid like that in the audience during one of my presentations and i love ’em like crazy! they’re usually really confident because they understand what you’re trying to demonstrate, so they’ll come right up on stage with you and help demonstrate principles like little carl sagans. talk about making the older folks in an audience sit up and pay attention!
you’re doing a great job, dad… and it’s our great pleasure to at least help in part to inspire the desire!
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