A Conversation for GG: Constellations: Dorado - the Dorado fish

Peer Review: A38815266 - Constellations: Dorado - the Dorado fish

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Gnomon - time to move on

Entry: Constellations: Dorado - the Dorado fish - A38815266
Author: Gnomon - U151503

Here's another one for the Constellation project.


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Icy North

Another fascinating constellation entry, but I have one small niggle:



I think this could be a bit dismissive of the genocide which many people would associate with Cort├ęs and the other Spanish conquistadores in the pursuit of El Dorado.

smiley - cheers Icy


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Gnomon - time to move on

I know very little about Cortes. Was he really looking for El Dorado? Can you summarise the genocide in three sentences and I'll add your contribution to the entry.


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Icy North

I'll see what I can do. Cortes is associated with the Aztec conquest in Mexico, whereas others like Pizzaro handled the Incas. Both were after gold, but I'm not sure how far each was driven by the El Dorado legend. I'll report back...


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Icy North

This is probably a bit too much, but how does this sound?

The search for gold drove the bloody conquestSome would consider it genocide. of Central and South America by the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th Century. The legend of El Dorado reached the Spanish in around 1530, following Hernando Cortes' slaughter of the Aztecs in Mexico. It led others including Francisco Pizarro to pursue a similar campaign against the Incas in Peru. The golden city was believed to be situated near the Indian town of Bogota, yet when the Spanish eventually reached the highlands in 1538, no trace of the 'Gilded One' was found. Explorers from many nations continued to search throughout the South American continent for El Dorado until well into the next century.


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Gnomon - time to move on

That looks good; I've added it to the section, but I'm not sure whether I've done a good job of integrating it into what was there already. What do you think?

I've added you as an Additional Researcher but you won't see your name appear until the entry is Edited.


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Icy North

I see what you mean. How about:

The search for gold drove the bloody conquestSome would consider it genocide. of Central and South America by the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th Century. Following Hernando Cortes' slaughter of the Aztecs in Mexico, news came to them of a story which filled them with greed. The king of a distant land, on one day a year, would strip naked, cover his entire body with gold dust, and dive into a sacred lake to honour the gods. The man became known in Spanish as El Dorado, the golden one. The legend grew in the telling, until eventually El Dorado was a city of gold where the metal was so common that people used it for everyday articles such as plates and cups. It led others, notably Francisco Pizarro, to pursue a similar campaign against the Incas in Peru. The golden city was believed to be situated near the town of Bogota, yet when the Spanish eventually reached the highlands in 1538, no trace of it was found. Explorers from many nations continued to search throughout the South American continent for El Dorado until well into the next century.


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Gnomon - time to move on

Yes, that's better. I'll use that.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hello Gnomon, thank you for writing thissmiley - ok

Just for my own records this is constellation #65 in progresssmiley - biro

The Non-LMC Deep Space Objects table looks way out of proportion due to your comments about just the one item. These comments would be better in the text, perhaps:

NGC catalogue is a list of interesting deep-space objects (that is, objects outside our solar system). It was compiled by Dreyer at Armagh Observatory based on the observations of Sir William Herschel. Dorado has many objects in the NGC catalogue and most of them are in the treasure chest that is the Large Magellanic Cloud. NGC 1566 is a Seyfert galaxy - the central section seems to give off more radiation than a normal spiral, indicating a possible black hole at the core. The following table lists a few of the NGC objects which are not in the Cloud. The Cloud objects will be dealt with in a separate section.

Then you can lose the comments cell.

GB
smiley - galaxy


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Gnomon - time to move on

Thanks, GB. I've reduced the comment cell greatly and put the full comment underneath.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I've started looking at your image links, so I may be a whilesmiley - silly

In the meantime this stood out:

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NGC 1850 is a young globular cluster surrounded *by* nebulosity.


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Icy North

I couldn't access one of the links earlier (the wikimedia one). It may have been a glitch, of course.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Strange, that was the first one I looked at. It worked for me, smiley - drool

smiley - wow


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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smiley - modThey follow on as bullet points, I thought at first the colon was incorrect at the end of the N44 section - but there's an extra tag you use to get the two following (connected) parts to sit beneath the first bullet point, it makes an open bullet pointsmiley - run

smiley - wizard
Try:


N44 is another giant emission nebula, about 1,000 light years across. It glows red because the hydrogen gas is heated by the embedded stars. Various parts of it have been studied in detail by the Hubble telescope:

N44C is a part of N44 which shows beautiful wispy filaments. This portion of the nebula glows with colours which have not been fully explained.

N44F is a part of N44 which is illuminated by a central star. The star has blown the dust around it outwards, leaving a glowing hole in the nebula.



N49, N63A and N132D are all remnants of supernovas.
NGC 1850 is a young globular cluster surrounded by nebulosity. Such clusters are of great interest because they don't occur in our own galaxy. All the globular clusters in the Milky Way are very old and as a result have quite different characteristics.
N30B is a curious peanut-shaped nebula within a larger nebula. It appears to be caused by two stars, each one pushing the interstellar medium back in a sphere around itself.


(I've just tested that code and it workssmiley - magicyou'll need to insert your own tags as necessary)

smiley - galaxy


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Gnomon - time to move on

smiley - cool


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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That should be the Hubble *Space* Telescope (HST) and here's the EGE: A635898

smiley - galaxy


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aka Bel - A87832164

Nice one, Gnomon. Good to see you've joined the ranks to finish this project. smiley - smiley

Just one question. You explain what a supernova is here:

>>The entire star will be destroyed in a giant explosion known as a supernova.<<

I understood that the explosion *is* the supernova.

If that is correct, do you think it is necessary to speak of 'supernova explosions' afterwards? Wouldn't just 'supernova' do?


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Gnomon - time to move on

I'll have to think about that, Bel.


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Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

This is a fantastic Entry smiley - smiley I have not spotted any errors.


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Gnomon - time to move on

Thanks, Opti. Have you any suggestions as to how the Entry could be improved? Is there any part of it which is badly explained and you found hard to understand?


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