User talk:Johndric Valdez

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Regarding your complaint about my UY Scuti size comparison[edit]

Hello I'm Shixxor. You recently updated my talk page with a complaint about my size comparison between the Sun and UY Scuti. You stated that the Sun was invisible to you. In fact the sun is there if you look closely. I chose to make the Sun exactly 1 screen pixel in size so I could show the star UY Scuti in its entireness at a reasonable screen width. However, I noticed that my measurements for the comparison were not correct. I will create a new image, with the Sun again at 1 pixel size but I will also include a small thumbnail of a higher magnification so the size of the sun becomes more apparent. Shixxor (talk) 13:46, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Recent edits to VY Canis Majoris[edit]

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June 2013[edit]

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July 2013[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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You did a good job on the article UY Scuti Cat 5120 (talk) 12:03, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

UY Scuti[edit]

Hi, I've removed the "Physical characteristics" part of the article about that star .--U-95 (talk) 14:07, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the "Physical characteristics" thing. Anyway, as you'll see I've added some data taken from the same reference to the star. Let's hope she's more researched in the future.

The same article has also another big RSG -AH Scorpii-, if you want to give it an article. Have fun. --U-95 (talk) 10:05, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

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W1-26 in x-rays[edit]

This is a red supergiant. It doesn't emit x-rays and is not visible in the new x-ray image. Stars in general don't produce x-rays in any great quantity because they simply aren't hot enough, but stars with fast winds (eg. Wolf Rayet) can produce x-rays from shocks with interstellar material. Two stars with hot fast winds in close proximity can be very strong x-ray sources as winds collide and this is a potent test for binary status in the most massive stars. Some of the x-ray sources in the Westerlund 1 image are from this type of binary. All the bright x-ray sources are identified in the paper associated with that image, but note that the paper uses a different numbering system and item 26 is not W1-26: http://oro.open.ac.uk/12063/ Lithopsian (talk) 16:07, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

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-Thank you too! ==Johndric Valdez (talk) 09:10, 23 November 2013 (UTC)==

1881 Haiphong Typhoon[edit]

Hi, I see you've been making good faith edits saying this was the deadliest Phillipines Typhoon, et cetera. That may be, I have no idea. However, unless you add what wikipedia defines as reliable sources to your edits no one else has any idea, either. Please provide some of what wikipedia defines as reliable sources to your changes. I think I reverted one, and might revert the others also if they are not supported with sources. Thanks for your attention NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 00:52, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Lyman-alpha blob 1[edit]

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Her-Crb Great Wall[edit]

I didn't want want to suggest that it's not your article, I'm sorry if it looked like that. There was a series of misapprehensions from my side... Mithoron (talk) 15:20, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Johndric. You should study what ± 0.037 means. And before you undo my edit, please discuss it with me. Proref2 (talk) 07:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You definitely deserve this for your work on both creating and expanding articles on very notable topics that other Wikipedians seem to have somehow missed. StringTheory11 (t • c) 18:01, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lyman-alpha blob 1[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Galaxy sizes[edit]

Hello. I appreciate your enthusiasm regarding massive galaxies, but you have to be more careful with how you are computing the physical sizes of things. I had to blank the whole "size" section of NGC 6251 because it was written with a very incorrect size for the galaxy. With an apparent diameter of ~2', and a distance of ~100 Mpc, it's about 50kpc across (the diffuse light may extend further, but not hugely so). Quite large, but nowhere near the 10 Mly you quoted.

I'm also editing IC 1101, because I have no idea where the 6 Mly size for that came from. The cited paper (Clarke, Blanton & Sarazin 2004) gives 600kpc as the extent of the diffuse light, which comes from the earlier Uson, Bough & Kuhn (1991) ~300" diffuse light radius and modern distance of 320Mpc. I don't know if I'd really call that the "size" of such a galaxy, but even if I did, that's only ~2 Mly. Sadly, there are now hundreds of pages across the web citing its size as 6Mly, so I think we have a case of Citogenesis here... - Parejkoj (talk) 04:47, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

I replied to your comment at my talk. We'll have the conversation there. I also reverted your revert, per my explanation on my talk. - Parejkoj (talk) 16:51, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

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