Loved the video! I think NASA et al are not keen on including stars in their fake images from supposed LEO because it’s generally too difficult and time consuming. Making a mistake in the structure of a constellation and attracting the ire of acutely aware amateur astronomers, I guess is not something to be desired.
In my own humble they’ve made an almighty screw up with this ‘space telescope' nonsense simply because it’s contradictory to what everybody else that has ever been into space says...that yeah, the stars don’t appear brighter and more glorious as one would expect, in fact they pretty much disappear altogether.
I said ‘not keen’ on reporting or photographing stars because of course, every now and then they do crop up (there’s never any continuity is there!?) For example...
...taken from this set.. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/p ... me=2192581
...where you can read with frustration the ‘oohing’ and ‘cooing’ comments from readers who unbeknown to them, are having their brains systematically rogered senseless.
Another example would be this...(discussed elsewhere here at SC forums)...
...taken from here... http://fixil.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lon ... m-iss.html
where we see that yes, incredibly, it’s not a joke but indeed ‘real life’ time-lapse images credited to NASA actornaut Don Pettit.
Now I quite like this idea that there are some ‘good-guy’ digital artists beavering away in their cave somewhere near area 51 who are trying, not so subtly, to tell people it’s all a charade. That they deliberately put out these totally non-sensical images (like the one’s above) in an effort to get people to understand that they are being had. Sadly though, I think it much more likely that they’re just twerps whose imaginations are less adept than their computer skills.
Wish I’d taken a screenshot, because around a year ago an article appeared in the above mentioned British newspaper that purportedly showed images of Earth snapped from a ‘geostationary satellite’. The comments section was open and after the usual ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ somebody noticed that there was a bloody great city in the middle of the Australian outback which has certainly yet to be built. All of a sudden, the comments went from complimentary to ‘what the hell does this mean?’
type thing yet if I remember correctly, not a single one suggested that it might just be fake...then comments were closed and the article disappeared into the ether.
Yes, so for the ‘actornauts’ sometimes there are stars, sometimes there aren’t but for Hubble they’re absolutely bloody everywhere, all the time even the ones that were supposedly created just after the ‘big bang’ itself
As said, I think ‘the space program’ desperately needs a director of continuity.