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Challenge: The Photodetective Game
DeathStarDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 20:56 | Message # 46
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Oh come on, every single time I come here someone ends up answering before me. I hate my luck sad .

Anyways, is that Saturn? The star is the Sun, and you can see two of its moons(one is probably Titan, and the second, dimmer one I don't know)

EDIT: I swear I wrote this before your latest post. I got ninja'd.


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apenpaapDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:07 | Message # 47
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Now that would be a little too easy. tongue





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DeathStarDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:11 | Message # 48
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Got it! Jupiter, Io and Europa! Left to right, of course.

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JCandeiasDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:39 | Message # 49
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That can't be Jupiter. The rings are clearly Saturn's, so you got Saturn, the Sun and the Milky Way.

Those dots, though, can be almost anything. I'm going to bet on Earth and Venus, based on their positions relative to the Sun. One of them can also be Jupiter, though. Mars, I think, is too small to be that visible, so I'd strike it out.





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spacerDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:41 | Message # 50
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the sun. saturn and earth and venus! yes i think JCandeias, is right




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apenpaapDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:42 | Message # 51
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You're both wrong, but each of you has it partly right. Mix and match parts of your answers, and you'll have the solution.




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spacerDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:43 | Message # 52
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the sun, saturn, titan and another moon?




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DeathStarDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:44 | Message # 53
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Jupiter, Earth and Venus.
 
spacerDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:46 | Message # 54
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DeathStar, the rings too much bright i think




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apenpaapDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 21:50 | Message # 55
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Quote DeathStar ()
Jupiter, Earth and Venus.




You got it! biggrin I would have accepted any planets guessed for the two in the background (since you can't really tell it's Venus and Earth), but you managed to get those right too. The main planet is indeed Jupiter, which has surprisingly bright rings with the Sun shining through them.





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JCandeiasDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 22:09 | Message # 56
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Nah. I don't buy it. It's not the brightness of the rings: it's the structure. Jupiter's rings are just not like that. They are far more simple.

I never checked how SE renders them, though, so it can be the program's fault.

Anyway, go ahead, DeathStar, post your image.





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apenpaapDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 22:15 | Message # 57
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It really is Jupiter. If you don't believe it on the rings, the planet is less oblate than Saturn too. If you get the Sun right behind Jupiter's rings with real planet brightness turned off, you will see them look as saturnian as that. At least, on the side where you've got the Sun. The reason I only showed one side is that the rings on the planet's other side looked far less impressive; you really need to get the Sun straight behind them.

Finally, if it was Saturn you could see the diffuse outer ring in a shot like this.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 22:19 | Message # 58
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Quote JCandeias ()
Jupiter's rings are just not like that

Neither are Saturn's, so you were wrong regardless.





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DeathStarDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 22:26 | Message # 59
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Here is mine:

 
JCandeiasDate: Wednesday, 12.02.2014, 22:43 | Message # 60
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Again: brightness is fine. I know they look pretty luminous if lit from behind. The structure, though, it quite off. Wikipedia has a couple of good pictures showing what the rings really look like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rings_of_Jupiter And there's a couple more if you look for them in Google.

Far from showing all the complexity and crispyness of your shot, the real rings are pretty diffuse and subdivided in a few subrings, all more or less the same size.

I checked how SE renders Jupiter's rings, and it seems that the culprit is the texture itself. It's way too Saturn-looking and way too extensive too. In real life, only the main ring is truly visible, and that one is quite narrow; the others are much more diffuse.

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Here is mine:


That's pacman. tongue

No, it's an oceania, partially obscured by a moon (asteroidal, possibly) in eclipse. So I guess the oceania itself is also a moon, revolving around a gas giant. The sun seems to be a G or F star.

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Neither are Saturn's, so you were wrong regardless.


Yes, the gaps and rings aren't in the right place for Saturn either. Still, the overall look of them is much more Saturnian than Jovian.





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