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Old 10-01-2002, 11:43 AM   #1
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10/1/2002: Moon shot



This Astronomy Pic of the Day is nothing but a calming view of the heavens, meant to remind us of a peaceful time when IotD wasn't so bothered by the serious issues of war and message section politics.

Actually someone suggested it and there it is!

This shot is interesting for more than its calming effect. The dark side of the moon, which was never intended to sync up with any film, is only lit by the light reflected from Earth. Neat, huh? The bright deal on the lower right is Jupiter, and the little points of light right next to it are its moons. Neat, huh?

But at the APoD they admit that the shot was photoshopped to highlight the dark area of the moon and the Jupiter moons. Cheaters!
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Old 10-01-2002, 02:41 PM   #2
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The whole pic looks like a composited CGI shot. Still cool, even knowing parts have been photoshopped.

On a related note, is "photoshop" officially a verb yet?
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Old 10-01-2002, 03:39 PM   #3
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On a related note, is "photoshop" officially a verb yet?
Yes, it was verbed quite some time ago. :-)

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Old 10-01-2002, 06:28 PM   #4
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That's really weird.
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Old 10-01-2002, 07:06 PM   #5
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Of course it's in the dictionary.

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Old 10-01-2002, 07:32 PM   #6
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Don't you hsve work to do UT? :p
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:58 PM   #7
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Undertoad! You spelled photoshopped wrong! That's poor form anywhere, but blas·phe·mous in a dictionary. (yes I had to look that up. That word eludes me.)

Very cool image. Interesting how Jupiter and its moons are emphasized in the APoD description and on the site the picture came from. Took me a while to realize that little line of dots was actually the moons.
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Old 10-04-2002, 08:16 PM   #8
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Re: 10/1/2002: Moon shot

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The bright deal on the lower right is Jupiter, and the little points of light right next to it are its moons.
Ok, I'll call your bluff. There's no way the moons can be that far from Jupiter when viewed from Earth, unless you're telescoping heavily. But then the moon couldn't appear in the same picture.
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Old 10-04-2002, 09:09 PM   #9
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Droplets of Jupiter

No, Bitman, not too heavily magnified -- that's a typical view of Jupiter through 7x50s, propped on something solid like a handy fence post. Maybe 10x80s, considering the size of the Galilean moon images.
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