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Marvin Jenkins

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About Marvin Jenkins

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    Astronomy, visual and a little DSO. Learning all the time.
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  1. You captured a galaxy. Might not be an award winning shot but a ‘galaxy’. Think about it..... how many ordinary people have seen a galaxy? They are clearly visible in the sky, like globular clusters etc. 99 % of the population have no idea that what is in your picture exists, except in a text book. It is now up to you to improve your framing, and use the gear you have to great effect. You are at the beginning, but no longer a beginner. Keep up the good work, the night sky is yours for free. Marv
  2. Is it just me or are there just too many circles in this photo? There is supposed to be a telescope in there somewhere but I cannot see it.
  3. All I can say is that my Nan told me the afternoon at Bembridge IOW when I was a kid was a great way of getting winkles for my toothless grandad. They were probably trying to get me drowned . M
  4. You can keep all these products, just leave me with bourbon. Binocular vision guaranteed, funny how marketing people don’t put that on the bottle. M
  5. I actually quite like the eight point star personally, adds a bit of star super sharpness. Might just be newt owner bias M
  6. Firstly great picture Emil, really impressive. Paul M I know just what you mean about education and learning from books having a disconnect. I am going to try my hardest to remember to call it by its full name from now on. A year ago I showed a non Astro friend my first Great Orion Nebula picture. He is not into Astro but very aware of the subject. His first reaction was “So that’s what it really looks like”. Before I got a scope I just thought it was a star, but my friend already knew different with the naked eye! He didn’t know why, but knew it was not as defined and sharp so had independently come to the conclusion that it was different. Goes to prove that pictures like Emil’s can really complete a persons idea about something out of there reach. (not saying my was as good as the original OP) Marvin
  7. I am pretty sure I have seen a picture of two 20” dobs joined together side by side like a bino viewer. I vaguely remember it being Italian. Marvin
  8. Love it. Can’t tell you if you have taken it too far as I do not know. I just think it is a great image showing a vast difference in what is out there. Well done. Marv
  9. Seriously, your picture is an inspiration. I took up astronomy perfectly in time for the last close approach of Mars, which was wrecked by the Mars global sand storm. Now it seems Mars is perfect but I cannot see it. My goal was one view of the polar cap. If I miss it again... I have your picture to know it was possible. Marv
  10. A giant thumbs up from me. I look at your picture with envy as I have solid horrible weather when Mars is at best. I personally was just hoping for an EP view. But your picture is a great example of what can be seen under ideal conditions, well done. Marv
  11. Welcome back, best decision you have made. The night sky is happy to have you back and good luck and clear skies Marvin
  12. WOW. And I thought ‘I’ needed to get out more.... Marv
  13. I understand where you are coming from and your reply is logical. However, in your second paragraph you write 'we didn't have the data that we have now' a few weeks ago you challenged me to calculate the density of quasars in the background field and you had QSO's at 5 to 600.000 from Wikipedia. I had that figure at 12.8 million from NASA. If just a few weeks ago your number from the Sloan Survey was different by 12.2 million give or take I will stop worrying about my maths skills, and you are comparing the knowledge of 'we' in the now to ARP in the 60s 70s and 80s. One last question. What happens in scientific fields when problems and problem objects that do not fit the generally accepted cosmological model occur? Are they written off as a statistical blip and presumed to disappear? When you say "picking individual cases is a week basis for challenging ideas" where does that leave scientific observation? Where would that have left Copernicus? The accepted model of his day was as you know, 'we' are at the center of the universe. In his time that was the 'Generally accepted cosmological model'. So, find an annomally, find a few, find a few more, but if they are in the minority and do not conform then they are discounted! Like I have said on numerous occasions you may be entirely correct, but you can't say for sure, and it doesn't make it look more likely that you are correct by discounting other ideas. Marvin
  14. Hi Gfamily, the reason I said that is because I can find so little scientific enquiry with regards to Arp’s claims about questionable red shift (except his own). I have spent a great deal of time looking for published papers examining his claims. I find untold quotes, and comments with regards to ARP being wrong in websites to do with this subject. I am struck by how resistant many sources are to anything that questions Big Bang theory. It is not like saying the mans name three times will make him appear! Furthermore, no matter how much we do this, I always end up on the end of a reply saying “ARP was wrong, red shift proves it” which is like saying you are right because you are right. You maybe right, but at the end of the day Big Bang is still a theory, not a fact. Marv
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