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Jul
24
comment why do peple think the most energetic events in the universe are GRBs?
Papers or written references would be more reliable/appreciable in this case, I guess. Also, can't see where Wikipedia states that, could you be more specific?
Jul
22
comment why do peple think the most energetic events in the universe are GRBs?
Please, could you refer where "people" state such a thing? It may be that powerful would work better than energetic.
Jul
13
comment Which kind of properties can we get for cosmic ray particles hitting on an optical ccd?
@RobJeffries, yes, it is true, detectors usually suffer of cosmic rays noise. What I meant is that images are usually cleaned from such events. Instead of "protected" I should have used "veto shielded".
Jul
12
comment What does the BinTableHDU store?
Try to open the fits file (with 'fv') and open the header 1.
Jul
5
comment What uncertainty does an error bar signify in astronomy?
Do you have any example of such a plot? If it is published, the explanation must be in the caption. For the second question, I would open another thread, and try to reformulate, because it is not totally clear and well posed.
Jul
5
comment What uncertainty does an error bar signify in astronomy?
Also, the claim for a 'discovery' really depends on the journal you are publishing: some of them accept the claim at 3\sigma..
Jun
29
reviewed Approve Which is the shape of the sky?
May
26
answered What must/do astronomers reveal beyond their academic papers?
May
19
answered What is a typical value for core-to-star efficiency?
May
3
comment Missing Terms in Weinberg's treatment of perturbations on Newtonian Cosmology
Uhm, I really can not see the reason... The only thing that come in my mind, is that the product of any operator nullifies. Perhaps, did you check that?
Apr
28
comment Missing Terms in Weinberg's treatment of perturbations on Newtonian Cosmology
What are $\vec X$ and $\vec q$?
Apr
28
revised Could our Sun be a companion star of a massive black hole?
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Apr
28
comment Could our Sun be a companion star of a massive black hole?
"Can we track its orbit": does "its" stand for the Sun or for the BH? By "companion" you mean that the Sun is in a binary system? If so there are tens of threads about this already.
Apr
2
comment how to tell an optical spectrum is featureless or just with a low S/N?
Well, it wouldnt be bad if you could tell us what are these spectra about, where they come from, what do you expect there, which telescope took the spectra, if you can plot the background flux, and such "details". But no, let's put a picture and ask a 1-line hard question.
Mar
17
comment Why do dark objects look white from a distance? (Moon, Ceres, but not Earth!)
Can you link such an image where the Earth does NOT shine as seen from the Moon? Just as a clue, why does the Moon is not always as bright as the full Moon?
Mar
8
comment Angular momentum in planetary disk formation
I suppose this is related with the formation of the system itself (the mass has to flow towards the inner region). Could you please link a reference where you read about the angular momentum condition?
Mar
7
comment How was Henrietta Leavitt's discovery important for star measurement?
Please, be more specific and edit your question if some of the links do not answer your (not yet formulated) question.
Mar
5
revised How do astronomers estimate the total mass of dust in clouds and galaxies?
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Mar
5
comment How do astronomers estimate the total mass of dust in clouds and galaxies?
@RobJeffries, thanks for pointing this out. What I meant is that, $N_H$ and extinction are related, therefore one helps to infer the other. I will edit my answer.
Mar
5
answered How do astronomers estimate the total mass of dust in clouds and galaxies?