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Where would they go? They're behind the galaxy cluster. Would you have them in place or create a new field and populate it?
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TeamHavocRacing wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:19 pm Where would they go? They're behind the galaxy cluster. Would you have them in place or create a new field and populate it?
You'd transform it in a manner similar to the "c" to "b" transformation in the spherical to planar transform example that I posted. The only difference is it's not a spherical lens. It's an inconveniently lumpy gravitational lens so they'd have to estimate the shape of the lensing and inverse it. The resulting image would have the foreground galaxies distorted and the background galaxies true.

Even though it's behind the cluster the lensing is strong enough that the light rays are bending completely around it. Notice how it's mirrored along the bottom left to top right diagonal. So there's nothing hidden behind. The mirrored doubles would probably make it easier to estimate the shape of the lensing.
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When you kinda squint your eyes you can see how far the sphere of gravitational influence reaches! It's almost the entire field. I love getting lost in these deep field images. The Carina nebula one is 180 Megabytes!
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Oh yeah, I broke my neck. lol. Mountain biking. Not really my neck, but my skull. Ordered a full-face the day before this. Weirdly, it was a Leatt helmet.

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Gnarly man! Was that a scorpion scenario or do you recall lol? Poetry! It looks like a near basilar skull fracture.
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I think I would've preferred that purse money just be siphoned into the individual series as an extra purse per round and then it just counts as an extra combined championship. With the qualifying structure its definitely just feeding the top still, and I don't think they are all that hungry. I guess extra racing is cool, this probably affects MXoN pretty heavily, and any reason to go back to the Colosseum is at least worth trying I guess.
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jlv wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:20 am
TeamHavocRacing wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:19 pm Where would they go? They're behind the galaxy cluster. Would you have them in place or create a new field and populate it?
You'd transform it in a manner similar to the "c" to "b" transformation in the spherical to planar transform example that I posted. The only difference is it's not a spherical lens. It's an inconveniently lumpy gravitational lens so they'd have to estimate the shape of the lensing and inverse it. The resulting image would have the foreground galaxies distorted and the background galaxies true.

Even though it's behind the cluster the lensing is strong enough that the light rays are bending completely around it. Notice how it's mirrored along the bottom left to top right diagonal. So there's nothing hidden behind. The mirrored doubles would probably make it easier to estimate the shape of the lensing.
My understanding is that without the lensing, the light wouldn't have been observable in the first place, thus why they didn't remove it. What is more interesting though is the spectra data they've released with the images.
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Racers52 wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:26 am My understanding is that without the lensing, the light wouldn't have been observable in the first place, thus why they didn't remove it. What is more interesting though is the spectra data they've released with the images.
You'd remove the distortion but go with a much more narrow FOV. You would be seeing something behind the galactic cluster causing the lensing so you'd most likely have to erase the cluster so it wouldn't block the image you were recovering. It'd definitely be possible to improve that image.

I'm sure the spectral stuff is interesting to the nerds but it's just going to confirm stuff we already know. The galaxies are probably missing heavy elements that need supernovae to form. Not saying it shouldn't be done but it's not exciting and fun. NASA needs more showmanship. If they just focus on science they'll lose funding and science will suffer for that. It's their job to put on a show and let the science go along for the ride.
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I think Webb is plenty good for a needed shot in the arm. Almost twenty years of delays has made it a REAL long game for me. Seeing the last minute hiccups felt like it didn't bode well. Fortunately, with each step unfurling it and calibrating it going well, it was incredible suspense for these new images to finally arrive! Woo hoo!

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