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TheLesbianLeela

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« : 03-14-2003 13:05 »

In several episoed you can see in the background much star constellations, nebulas, stars, galaxys, etc ...
I thought long time which galaxys and stars that could be. I mean which stellar objects in the known astronomic catalogues (Messier, NGC, etc ...)
So, that's about what this thread is.
Also about everything astronomical that has to do with Futurama episode. (like: talking about far away planets and so on ...)
Margarita

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« #1 : 03-14-2003 16:13 »

I like that ep about Liquid Emperors and Galaxy of Terror - "My Three Suns"
Teral

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« #2 : 03-14-2003 16:29 »
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The most wellknown object is probably the Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) in "Love & Rocket":



Teral

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« #3 : 03-14-2003 17:04 »

And the Coalsack Nebula seen in "Hell Is Other Robots":

TheLesbianLeela

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« #4 : 03-14-2003 17:17 »

The Galaxy of Terror is looking mostly like M51, ...

... but M51 has a little twin galaxy and the GoT not.

M33 is maybe another good idea ...

Lee Roberts

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« #5 : 03-14-2003 17:27 »

They look excellent don't they!
Margarita

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« #6 : 03-14-2003 17:32 »

episode "godfellas" is about space...

Lee Roberts

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« #7 : 03-14-2003 17:41 »

That one does too...
Scythemantis

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« #8 : 03-14-2003 22:39 »

Off topic, but there's actually a movie called "galaxy of terror". It's a 70's cult horror movie in which the cast is killed off by their own personal living nightmares the evil planet they've landed on manufactures for them. Like most successful b-movies, it's incredibly trashy and low-brow. Infamous for a scene in which a female character is "assaulted" (*cough*) by a giant maggotlike alien. I doubt the episode was paying any sort of homage to it, but you never know. It's extremely popular in the "bad movies are good movies" crowd (I've never seen it, though.)
FrysGIRL

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« #9 : 03-15-2003 11:27 »

When you guys post a pic of the real nebula(s), can you place the pic(s) from the episode next to it like Teral did?
aslate

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« #10 : 03-15-2003 12:43 »

M5438 is a nebula isn't it?
Teral

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« #11 : 03-15-2003 17:36 »

Probably not. The Messier catalogue doesn't go higher than M110.
totalnerd undercanada

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« #12 : 03-15-2003 19:05 »

Woo. Some people have spent way more time than is healthy staring into telescopes.

Of course, if I had a telescope I would do the same.
Smitty

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« #13 : 03-15-2003 20:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Probably not. The Messier catalogue doesn't go higher than M110.

Who's to say it won't increase by 5000 over the next thousand years?
Teral

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« #14 : 03-15-2003 21:26 »

Well, for one Messier died almost 200 years ago. Besides, today newer catalogues, like the NGC, ia used when adding new objects.

I read aslate's question as if he sugested M5438 might be named after a Messier object.
Smitty

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« #15 : 03-17-2003 12:33 »

Well increasing it was just an idea I had, like increasing the speed of light. I didn't know he was dead. I suppose I should have known since most scientists are dead.
TheLesbianLeela

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« #16 : 03-17-2003 13:53 »

All about Messier and his catalogue, here:  http://www.seds.org/messier/Messier.html   :)
I'm not sure but I've heared that the newest dicovered galaxies aren't in the Messier- either in the NGC-catalogue.
There are new catalogues in use.
(bytheway: NGC = Nebula and Galaxy Catalogue)
Pittzoid

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« #17 : 03-18-2003 03:41 »

i like how the writers of futurama often use real astronomical planets and constellations. espescially how omicron persei is real and stuff
Gocad

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« #18 : 03-18-2003 05:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Pittzoid:
i like how the writers of futurama often use real astronomical planets and constellations. espescially how omicron persei is real and stuff

Keep in mind, the writers of the show do suffer from overeducation...and can't hide this.  :laff:
Teral

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« #19 : 03-18-2003 10:55 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
All about Messier and his catalogue, here:  http://www.seds.org/messier/Messier.html    :)
I'm not sure but I've heared that the newest dicovered galaxies aren't in the Messier-
The Messier consists only of those objects Messier himself put into it.

 
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(bytheway: NGC = Nebula and Galaxy Catalogue)

Actually it stands for "New General Catalogue", published in 1888.
Smitty

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« #20 : 03-18-2003 11:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
The Messier consists only of those objects Messier himself put into it.

So if he was resurrected could he add a few more?
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