space types and smart people... question.

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  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    how come when you look at space from earth in a place with low light pollution, you see hundreds of thousands of stars in the sky but in photos taken of other planets from space you only see blackness surrounding it? why can we see so many stars from earth but in a lot of space photos you don't see them? is it just the exposure of the cameras being used?

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    Because that's the way God made things... :hat:
     
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    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    I guess I didn't think of that. Thank you Squiggly.
     
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    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    :lol: .... Anytime, my e-friend...
     
  5. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    your support means the world to me.
     
  6. Diogenes1

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    I think the bright light of the illuminated planets blot out the minuscule astro-phenonema - or people shop out the background to give the planets dynamic contrast with the blackness.

    or I dont know wtf I am talking about...
     
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    This.
     
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    Interesting question :bigthink
     
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    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    it's like photographing a full moon, the stars are blotted out
     
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    I am about to do some astophotography, so I will answer this from my own experience. I believe the planet shots are done with high-powered telescopic lenses. As you draw focus on these planets, the shallow depth of focus makes whatever is in the background disappear.
     
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    This very question got me to stop eating LSD.
     
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    All very plausible. :golfclap:
     
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    I could be wrong but I remember reading something in high school about this. Some astronaut who went to outer space was talking about how you cannot see stars when you are in the vacuum of space but I forgot the explanation behind it. It had nothing to do with the light off the planets blocking out the stars and has something to do with light and atmosphere vs. a vacuum.
     
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    Yep...NASA photoshops their pics more than Playboy.
     
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    I was wrong.:facepalm: It is because of the dimness of the stars in relation to the object. At least that is what some NASA photographer said. I must have been reading Buzz Aldrin's book where he said he saw alien life and then became a scientologist.
     
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    man you people are stupid.

    we are in a large bubble with bright lights on the outside. there is nothing beyond uranus except the bubble.

    the masters turn the "stars" on at night and off during the day.

    in relation to the masters, our solar system is the size of a beach ball.

    we are so fucked. :bigcry:
     
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    Here is why there were no stars in the Apollo mission moon landing pictures.

    he lunar landscape is so bright that the camera exposure settings to take a good lunar landscape photo are not sensitive enough to image the much (much Much MUCH) fainter stars that are in the lunar sky. If the camera was set to record the stars, the moonscape would be washed out white and featureless.
     
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    exactly!
     
  20. Gunslinger

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    I thought so.

    Thanks dio. Makes sense.


    Sorry to hear that.

    Hmmmm....interesting. Want to know more.


    Cool! Thanks!