|Timescapes - Digital Timelapse Discussion
|Monoceros V838 - light echo timelapse
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|Author:||astronomerroyal [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:10 am ]|
|Post subject:||Monoceros V838 - light echo timelapse|
I expect you've seen this before - it's fairly old news. Not only was it a scientifically significant event in astronomy but they also made it into a timelapse.
Its light curve is here,
The physics is quite interesting, as you don't often get the chance to see light-echoes (as light travel times are usually so much shorter than typical timescales of luminosity transients - or there isn't sufficient scattering (i.e echo) to see anything interesting).
|Author:||Matt LaVoie [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:33 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Monoceros V838 - light echo timelapse|
Woah! That is so cool! I'd never even heard of light echos- that was mind blowing trying to picture it at first, then the wikipedia diagram cleared the confusion. Thanks for posting, I don't frequent APOD nearly as much as I should- they have some awesome stuff on there.
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