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Offline Data Topic starter
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I really like your wallpapers Snowcrash, how about when you post new ones you also post in the forum, this Graphics board would do nicely, give a link, a description and what size they are available in etc.  

I know you work on the images and they are unique in some way, tell us about them. Wink  

If you like.
Posted August 09, 2010, 16:19:48 PM
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Offline Snowcrash
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Most of the wallpapers I create are real astronomical pictures.
I prefer dark wallpapers 'cos white's too bright and hurts my eyes.
Anyone is welcome to post here with a pic they've found and I'll make a wallpaper of it. Under my discretion.
If you would like to find the original pictures of what I make then check out Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) and Hubble's archive websites. And this link to the forum.
And of course, the Gallery.
Posted August 10, 2010, 10:42:03 AM Logged
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I will post here when I create a new wallpaper and will endeavour to go back and post about the other pictures in the gallery.

A Galactic Spectacle, Antennae Galaxies

These are two galaxies merging. They would have both been spiral galaxies but are now very distorted due to the merger. Click here for Hubble write up and original pictures.



Wallpapers are 16:9 (1080, TVs) and 16:10 (1050, Monitors)
Posted August 10, 2010, 10:53:15 AM
Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 14:22:51 PM by Snowcrash
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Dark River A & B

This is a wide field image with the Milky Way disc going from top to bottom on the left side of image B. It includes M4 and Lagoon, Trifid, Pipe, Horsehead and Cat's Paw nebulae.

I found it on APOD and if you click the image on APOD's page you will get the weird shaped hi res image I used to make these two wallpapers.

   

The images are in 16:9 Dark River A & Dark River B
And in 16:10 Dark River A & Dark River B

All images are full res. i.e. 1920x1080 (16:9) & 1680x1050 (16:10)
Posted August 11, 2010, 16:26:54 PM
Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 14:21:27 PM by Snowcrash
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Thor's Helmet

This was taken from APOD. This object is known as NGC 2359 but Thor's Helmet is better. Just enjoy the image or more info if you want.



Available in 16:9 & 16:10

Both full res.
Posted August 11, 2010, 23:44:18 PM
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Keyhole Nebula

This image is new to this Gallery but is a 2000 picture from Hubble. I have gone back and made better res pictures.
The Keyhole Nebula is part of the Carina Nebula also know as NGC 3372. Click here for the wiki and here for more info.



Images are in 16:9 and 16:10

Both full res.
Posted August 14, 2010, 12:10:28 PM
Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 14:18:11 PM by Snowcrash
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Birth of Stars

This is a classic Hubble pic of 1999 and I have re-done it for the Gallery. Original image here.
This is the nebula surounding NGC 3603 the open cluster (top to the right group of stars). More info.



Images in 16:9 and 16:10

Both full res
Posted August 17, 2010, 23:39:48 PM
Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 14:17:01 PM by Snowcrash
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Nice, I love the colours in Birth of Stars.

We are getting a nice collection of wallpapers going there, well you are Snowcrash.  Grin
Posted August 18, 2010, 00:19:28 AM Logged

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Majestic Island Universe

Got this pic from APOD. It is NGC 1365 a spiral galaxy 200,000 light years across. The Milky Way by comparison is only 100,000 light years across.



Images in 16:9 and 16:10.

Both full res.
Posted August 22, 2010, 13:30:35 PM
Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 14:15:31 PM by Snowcrash
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I like the way you are putting the attached thumbnails on. Neat and tidy  Smiley 
Posted August 22, 2010, 13:52:30 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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Now use the thumbnail images from the forum.

less space and effort and looks neater.
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Small Magellanic Cloud

This is an 2007 image from Hubble that I have added to the Gallery. It is of the Small Magellanic Cloud also know as NGC 602 (open cluster) and N90 (the nebula). More wiki info.



Available as 16:9 and 16:10.

Both full res.
Posted August 30, 2010, 15:41:53 PM
Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 15:43:42 PM by Snowcrash
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Barred Spiral Galaxy

This is a 2005 Hubble image of NGC 1300 a barred spiral galaxy. Our milky Way is also a barred spiral galaxy but more round. More wiki info.



Only available in 16:10.

Full res.
Posted August 30, 2010, 16:12:23 PM
Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 16:25:47 PM by Snowcrash
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Spiral Galaxies Merge

This is a 1999 Hubble image of 2 galaxies merging. NGC 2207 and IC 2163. More wiki info here.



Only available in 16:10.

Full res.
Posted August 30, 2010, 16:23:01 PM Logged
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The Lure of the Rings

This is a 2004 Hubble image of a ring galaxy named AM 0644-741. More wiki info.



Only available in 16:10.

Full res.
Posted August 30, 2010, 16:34:11 PM Logged
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