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    I was just looking at a satellite snap of Hurricane Ivan and suddenly
    it hit me: in that position (taken on Sept. 13), it looked a whole lot
    like M51. The similarity was so striking that I made a composite
    picture.

    http://dt.prohosting.com/hacks/m51ivan.jpg

    Spooky, if you ask me!

    David
    --
    If only 2^(7/12) were equal to 3/2, music would sound a lot better.

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    "David B. Thomas" <dt@dt.prohosting.com> wrote in message
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    Similarly, Hurricane Frances looked like a perfect face on galaxy for
    several days running. In idle moments after I finished the "approaching
    hurricane checklist" I considered taking one of those satellite shots, edit
    it to remove the land, add a few fake field stars, and post it on
    alt.binaries.pictures.astro and see who could identify it. :-)


    I don't know. It might be too bland. I mean, what would consonance be
    without dissonance?

    Clear Skies,
    Craig in Tampa



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    Craig MacDougal wrote:

    Dissonance doesn't come from the difference in temperings.

    (Major <g>, obviously.)

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    "Brian Tung" <brian@isi.edu> wrote in message
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    So, you're one of those "just intonation" fanatics eh! (Augmented <g>)

    Actually, I mis-read the formula. Since I don't use them much, I have
    forgotten many of the ASCII substitutes for math operators.

    Also, having previously made my living as a saxophonist, I can confidently
    say that dissonance CAN come from the difference in temperings. Simply
    listen to 5 saxophonists playing in "unison", or better yet, "octaves." :-)

    Clear Skies,
    Craig in Tampa



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    Craig MacDougal wrote:

    But that's a difference in intonation, not tempering. Saxophones are
    not made well-tempered, right?

    (Diminished <g>.)

    Brian Tung <brian@isi.edu>
    The Astronomy Corner at http://astro.isi.edu/
    Unofficial C5+ Home Page at http://astro.isi.edu/c5plus/
    The PleiadAtlas Home Page at http://astro.isi.edu/pleiadatlas/
    My Own Personal FAQ (SAA) at http://astro.isi.edu/reference/faq.txt

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    "Brian Tung" <brian@isi.edu> wrote in message
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    Hee Hee. OK, be pedantic. Remember: to keep a friend never criticize his
    family, his religion or his intonation.


    Actually, they are SUPPOSED TO use the well tempered scale, but as we all
    know much variation can be introduced by the player.

    On the other hand, I've known several saxophonists that were ill-tempered.

    Q: What's the difference between a saxophone and a lawn mower?

    A: Vibrato.

    Clear Skies,
    Craig in Tampa



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    "David B. Thomas" <dt@dt.prohosting.com> wrote in message
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    Our Creator likes spirals. Think about it: hurricanes, galaxies, water
    going down a drain, etc. Of course, all this can be explained
    scientifically but the fact remains that He likes them.

    Zorida




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    Zorida Coombs wrote:

    Thanks for letting us know. Now I can find him a Christmas/B-day
    present. Maybe a nice protoplanetary disc or a Bing Crosby record.
    ;-)

    Shawn

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    >> Our Creator likes spirals. Think about it: hurricanes, galaxies, water

    Don't forget DNA. Suppose the pattern extended to the structure of the
    universe(s). Or even Time.
    Just food for thought. Great pic, btw.

    SSX

 

 

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