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Message 3438 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 1:28:12 UTC

Last Saturday (the 13th) was our third birthday. It really snuck up on us, we can't believe it's been three years already since our first members signed up! To celebrate we've created something special to share with you all.

Alex (Eckley) has created this amazing gigapixel mosaic of ALL the results you've helped create on theSkyNet POGS. He included results from over 45,000 galaxies (in fact we're processing the 50,000th galaxy this week!) Have an explore of the image, we recommend viewing at fullscreen.




This photomosaic is of the results from processing an image of M100 - a relatively nearby galaxy. This image is the 'sfr' result image, or star formation rate - how fast new stars are being born in different parts of the galaxy. The overall image is made up as a mosaic of results files from theSkyNet POGS, over the many different properties you help us work out for each galaxy.

This is such an impressive picture showing the incredible volume of results you've helped produce since theSkyNet began.

Thank you to each and every one of our members for their support, as always we can't do it without you.

We're off to explore this image a bit more, and to see if we can find the mini image of M100 within the mosaic!

-TheSkyNet Team

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Message 3439 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 4:28:42 UTC

Heaven's to Betsy.

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Message 3440 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 6:32:28 UTC

NICE!!

45,000 galaxies put together to form the biggest galaxy in the Universe.

........now what will be the name of this gigantic galaxy?

Imagine the Black Hole in the center of this new galaxy
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Message 3442 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 12:24:06 UTC - in response to Message 3438.

That is just amazingly wonderful!

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Message 3443 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 13:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 3438.

Cool~

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Message 3445 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 14:38:48 UTC

Very beautiful and originally.

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Message 3446 - Posted: 17 Sep 2014, 20:01:21 UTC

My God, it's full of stars!

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Message 3454 - Posted: 23 Sep 2014, 0:03:35 UTC - in response to Message 3446.

Thanks guys,

it was rather challenging to make but very rewarding. I'll put up a little post on the process required to make it if people are interested.

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Message 3455 - Posted: 23 Sep 2014, 5:13:49 UTC

It's really quite incredible.
I've posted a link to it in a few e-mails to friends & family.
If you give more info on the process, I'll forward that as well.
Very cool. I wore out my mouse wheel zooming in & out.
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Message 3460 - Posted: 23 Sep 2014, 23:40:52 UTC - in response to Message 3455.

Fantastic, I'm glad people like it :). Somewhere in all the little images should be a copy of the SFR for M100 which I used as the base image. No idea where though
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Message 3463 - Posted: 24 Sep 2014, 18:58:02 UTC - in response to Message 3454.

Thanks guys,
it was rather challenging to make but very rewarding. I'll put up a little post on the process required to make it if people are interested.


Definitely! I could read this sort of behind-the-scenes information all day if I had the time. As a layman, I see this sort of data interpretation appear and I'm amazed by it. To get some insight into its creation, the trials and tribulations would be icing on the cake!

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Message 3506 - Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 0:48:34 UTC - in response to Message 3463.

Ok so it took me a little while to get a 'making of' together :) You can read it at https://www.theskynet.org/news/59?locale=en and i'm more than happy to answer any questions people have.
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