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 Post subject: The answer is NOT 42!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:36 pm 
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This little open cluster sits in the constellation Orion. Zoom in on the centrall cluster of stars and you'll see why the answer is not 42. Image processing by Noel Carboni, image capture by Greg Parker.

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another cracking shot, although I feel Im missing something. Are the stars forming a certain number? Is there a reference to the Hitchhikers Guide Im not getting? I am being totally thick? :roll: :roll:

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Hi Lee,

You should be able to see the number 37 in the central cluster of stars :D

You're right about the reference to 42 from the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Ah yes I see it now. :D Great shot!

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I can see it now. Great shot. I knew there was a lot of stuff out there, but didn't know where to look, following your posts has helped me find my way around the sky a bit better -thanks :-)

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That's pretty cool lol, nice shot and a nice find.

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