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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Take a look through the Chromoscope!

On this site you start out with a 360 degree image of the Earth's night sky. You move around using the mouse and you can zoom in and out. (I've zoomed in a bit on Orion in the image above.) Then the fun begins: You can look at the sky in different frequency ranges -- from radio to gamma ray. Very nice: http://www.chromoscope.net/

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2 comments:

  1. Wow, that's awesome, thanks for sharing it!

    I am curious about the swirly pattern in the x-ray image, I mean the dark streaks that stand out but there also seems to be a similar pattern in a darker shade of green too. I wonder if that is how things are and if so why or if that is an artifact of the imaging equipment...

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  2. Check out the instruction video. It explains the satellite did not collect x-ray data at the time.

    Cool imaging though.

    Joop - pe1cqp

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