posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by wmd_2008
the picture I linked to was taken by Cassini and you can clearly see stars and that picture was taken in the vacuum of space
You still think the instruments on these missions are like normal cameras. They aren't, and if you wer out where Cassin is your eyes would see
nothing, and neither would a Sony SLT A37. If the super sensitive Cassini imager needs a 520 second exposure to cpture that image, then needs to be
digitally processed, to your eyes it would be totally black out there. Plus most of the images are using UV or IR, and your eyes can not see that.
I'm still waiting for NASA to take an image of the Moon, while looking AWAY from earth, with a regular camera. Lets use the same exposure settings
and see what shows up. Won't happen. And the Canadarm2 video cameras can not see the Moon either, otherwise they would have shown it to us.
At visible wavelengths, they need some pretty incredible optics that use the Shack-Hartmann science, plus the super-sensitive CCDs, and the proper
software to reconstruct the wavefronts. Your eyes can not do that, or regular camera optics. The ARKYD mini-hubble devices are only possible becuase
Goddard has licensed some of the Shack-Hartmann technologies that have been classified for nearly 50 years becuse they have been used for things like
star tracker cameras on the ICBMs, and military spy satellites. Also required was the advances in micro and nano fabrication technologies to be able
to produce the incredibly accurate lenses and gratings that are used.
"Can you see it now?"
Yes! Now we can! The first space based visible light telescope was Hubble. Lyman Spitzer waited 40 years before he finally got a visible light
telescope that he had been asking for. Why? Because Hubble was the first device to use the hardware and software developed by the Military.
I listened to what he had to say and it's the same BS as some members here claim that the only reason you see stars is the reaction of photons with
the atmosphere so in the vacuum of space you could not see them or take a picture
There are no 'photons' in space. The EM energy is travelling as spatial soliton wavefronts, and the S-H science is needed to 'decode' them. There
is so little energy in these wavefronts at visible wavelengths that only advanced science can make them visible. At UV, EUV and X-ray energies the
instruments dont need to be as sensitive, which is why they have had space based telescopes for those energies, like the ASTRO mission from the
Shuttle. No visible light telescope though. The proposed ILO-X moon based telescope also uses the S-H science, so it will be able to do astronomy from
the Moon, which has not been possible up to now. I dare them to take a regular telescope and camera up there an do any astronomy with them. No
atmosphere, no 'lensing', no pictures.