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senilegreen
May 7th, 2010, 10:21 PM
In this episode we see two shots of galaxies. First one in the far distance, to which they are headed. Later one is shown in the background, supposedly the one they are just exiting.

This latter one is I believe an image of the Sombrero Galaxy, and they are likely using a Hubble image.

Here is the page of Hubble images of the Sombrero Galaxy, with some rather high res files, if you want to use them as backgrounds on your computer:

http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/galaxy/pr2003028a/

Enjoy!

PS If the image used in this episode is indeed of the Sombrero Galaxy then the ship is only 28 million light years from Earth! Oh well, so much for continuity....

desertrat1979
May 7th, 2010, 10:41 PM
I just clicked the link, looks nothing like the image on SGU. Could be just a CGI image, or one of several thousand Hubble images. Hollywierd cant get it right all the time.

Rob2687
May 7th, 2010, 10:51 PM
That shot left me thinking "whose DeviantArt page did they 'borrow' that from" :P

Meshakhad
May 7th, 2010, 11:55 PM
You know, it would be rather cool if Destiny visited a named galaxy, like the Sombrero.

escyos
May 8th, 2010, 01:04 AM
if teh destiny is sooo far away it wouldnt be visiting galaxies we can see or at least not the way we see them, remember light takes a while to get here

KEK
May 8th, 2010, 01:53 AM
This thread is a bit silly. Of the hundreds of billions of galaxies out there you think you've found the one a fictional series' CGI is meant to be representing? Really? :lol:

any_gopher
May 8th, 2010, 02:27 AM
While I don't think it was intended to literally be the Sombrero galaxy, it was most definitely in image of the sobrero galaxy, or at least the sombrero galaxy was used as a model. I recognized it, as did my friend who is an astrophysics major.

Good eye, senilegreen.

The Swarm
May 8th, 2010, 03:04 AM
You know there are billions of other Sombrero galaxy's in the universe besides that one....

SBN
May 8th, 2010, 04:41 AM
You know there are billions of other Sombrero galaxy's in the universe besides that one....

Aside from the Fedora galaxy?

Pharaoh Atem
May 8th, 2010, 05:19 AM
the PA galaxy

any_gopher
May 8th, 2010, 01:07 PM
More than one of that type, sure, but this is the one that was shown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy

Alien encounter
May 8th, 2010, 02:19 PM
even if thats the picture the used, remember its 29 Mly away ? that pic just shows what the galaxy was like 29 Million years ago.

As per wikipedia, the outer edge is supposed to be the birthplace of stars, while the very bright inner core is gaseous.

cant tell whats the current state of the galaxy - the bright core may have reduced to much smaller size if the gaseous mass got compressed near the centre and the outer edge got the stars.... its also uncertain if it has broken down to multiple galaxies. :S

whatever, the pic of sombrero galaxy doesn't look much starry ..... :(

any_gopher
May 8th, 2010, 04:26 PM
I don't think anyone was saying that they are literally in the Sombrero galaxy... only that the image of the Sombrero galaxy was used in this episode. Stargate has always done things like this, mainly in Atlantis.

It's kind of fun to try and spot things like that.

hiro
May 8th, 2010, 05:58 PM
well... here is a picture ! it's beautiful ! :)

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8376/snapshot20100509025619.jpg

Pharaoh Atem
May 8th, 2010, 06:02 PM
with such a epic name that galaxy is going to be awesome.

any_gopher
May 10th, 2010, 11:04 AM
I think the Sombrero galaxy image corresponded with the galaxy they came FROM. Not going to. But yeah... that is a beautiful pic.

Meshakhad
May 10th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the new desktop wallpaper!

ZoSo
May 10th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the new desktop wallpaper!

Heh. It is pretty cool looking.

I'm stickin with my Hubble Ultra Deep Field image, though. Find a new galaxy to look at every time I boot my computer. :)

Konrad9
May 12th, 2010, 11:00 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/Konrad/lookslikeahat.jpg

http://terpsichore.stsci.edu/~summers/viz/hgast/hgast_imax_sombrero_galaxy_0510_1404x1024.jpg

Nah, you guys are right, they look NOTHING alike.


...even if it isn't supposed to be *the* Sombrero galaxy, they look EXACTLY alike. So many people arguing just for arguments sake, why can't you just say to the OP, "Wow, you're right, thanks for pointing that out! I didn't know it was based on a real galaxy".

Flibby
May 13th, 2010, 04:34 AM
Because he's wrong. He thinks that just because they look alike means that the on in Universe represents the same one IRL, throwing continuity out the window.
Very stupid conclusion tbh.

Konrad9
May 13th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Because he's wrong. He thinks that just because they look alike means that the on in Universe represents the same one IRL, throwing continuity out the window.
Very stupid conclusion tbh.

Could you repeat that without the unjustifiably large amount of arrogance and snobbery?

Where, oh King of Everything and Knower of All, is your proof that it is NOT the Sombrero Galaxy?

(Notice how douchey that sentence looks? That's how your post looks to other people.)


Edit: Could you also explain how it throws continuity out the window? That statement doesn't really make much sense given that we have *no* frame of reference for where they are other than a VERY approximate statement from Rush.

senilegreen
May 13th, 2010, 06:46 PM
It's kind of fun to try and spot things like that.

I thought so too; also thought fans might like to download images that were likely used in their favorite shows.

However, it looks like some people just can't be happy with freebies.

SGSargon
May 16th, 2010, 09:57 AM
The galaxy Destiny left was a lenticular one. There are many galaxies alike in the universe.
How about this one??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7049
It's farther than Sombrero.
Another one even farther http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AM_0644-741 , but this one looks more like an Ori ship :)