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    Can anyone explain this

    I read on the net that this foto caused confusion even for NASA.Anyone have any clue what it is or was..

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    second try


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    Darm here it is easier this way


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    Oh that. *sigh* I knew I'd have to come clean eventually....














    :wink:

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    I sneezed. Sorry, I'll clean that right up.

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    Re: Can anyone explain this

    Quote Originally Posted by bmpbmp
    I read on the net that this foto caused confusion even for NASA.Anyone have any clue what it is or was..
    It may well have confused the SOHO people, the first time an image like that came from SOHO, but this isn't the first such image. Such strange image artifacts are a fact of life for anyone doing astronomical imaging. Sometimes the instrument just "sneezes" (or sometimes russ does: stop that, you're making a mess!) and you get back something funny looking. That's about the whole of it, actually

    A good comparison for such things is to look at the image just before and just after it... darn it, I can't seem to find the SOHO non-research archive.... I did find this, the BA's wonderful explanation of some of the things that go on when you do CCD imaging. If anyone knows the SOHO archive search page (not the one that returns fits images, the other one), please post. I'd like to know it myself. Anyway, a good check is too look at the images just before and just after. If they look normal, then it probably was just a one-shot artifact. If they don't look normal, then you'll have to get creative!

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    If anyone knows the SOHO archive search page (not the one that returns fits images, the other one), please post.
    Viola!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddo
    If anyone knows the SOHO archive search page (not the one that returns fits images, the other one), please post.
    Viola!
    Um...

    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Pianola?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddo
    If anyone knows the SOHO archive search page (not the one that returns fits images, the other one), please post.
    Viola!
    Thanks! I was looking for that one. Now I can't find the exact image that bmpbmp posted there... hmmm... I don't think they do culling for bad data on that archive, do they? I was only getting a few LASCO C3 images per day, and I know there are more than that...

    oh, and I prefer violins myself. We're much better than violas (even if I don't practice).

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    You beat me too it Toseek.
    Very funny 8)

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    You shouldn't use bmp's! They're huge files!

    BTW, I play the violin/fiddle. Some ask what the difference is between the violin and the fiddle. I just respond, "one comes in a gunny sack..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi Man
    You shouldn't use bmp's! They're huge files!

    BTW, I play the violin/fiddle. Some ask what the difference is between the violin and the fiddle. I just respond, "one comes in a gunny sack..."

    Didn't someone once describe perfect pitch as tossing a viola into a dumpster without hitting the side?

    (Sincere apologies to any & all viola players reading).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pi is exactly 3
    You beat me too it
    Violas have been mentioned many times before on the BABB! It's second behind telescopes I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilopi
    Quote Originally Posted by pi is exactly 3
    You beat me too it
    Violas have been mentioned many times before on the BABB! It's second behind telescopes I think.
    Isn't viola already the plural of violin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kucharek
    Isn't viola already the plural of violin?
    Voilą, violin is from the Italian violino, the diminutive of viola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "kucharek

    Isn't viola already the plural of violin?
    Nope, two Violas, two Violins. A Viola is similar to a Violin in shape, but larger in size and tuned a fifth lower. It's in between a Cello and Violin. Quite a nice instrument in it's own right - not as "screechy" as a Violin and not as deep as a Cello.

    Added: All those "violins" you see in an orchestra aren't all violins - a good half of them are violas.

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    [quote=SarahMc]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kucharek

    A Viola is similar to a Violin in shape, but larger in size and tuned a fifth lower.
    Their players' egos are also tuned a fifth lower. That's still pretty high, mind you, but it's still lower... :P

    Aporetic

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    Ahh, in German, it is also called Bratsche, with a loooong 'a'.
    Many years ago I had a girlfriend who played it. She had an endless list of jokes about the instrument and its players.

    Harald

    PS: seems it is the same with jokes in English:

    http://www.mit.edu/~jcb/jokes/viola.html

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