APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

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APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

Postby APOD Robot » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:09 am

Image Perseids over the Pyrénées

Explanation: This mountain and night skyscape stretches across the French Pyrenees National Park on August 12, near the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The multi-exposure panoramic view was composed from the Col d'Aubisque, a mountain pass, about an hour before the bright gibbous moon rose. Centered is a misty valley and lights from the region's Gourette ski station toward the south. Taken over the following hour, frames capturing some of the night's long bright perseid meteors were aligned against the backdrop of stars and Milky Way.

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Re: APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

Postby Boomer12k » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:45 am

Wow...pretty nice...

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Re: APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

Postby heehaw » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 am

Unfortunately it makes me think of a ballistic missile attack on a happy community!

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Re: APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

Postby NCTom » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:36 pm

I think I'd like a summer home there. I count eleven streaks, but I also have a dirty screen.

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Re: APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

Postby alcor » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:23 pm

I like today's apod very much. If there were no Perseids I would call the picture From North America to the Center of the Milky Way :rocketship: :wink: . As the Milky Way starts around the North America Nebula and ends around Sagittarius and Scorpius.
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Re: APOD: Perseids over the... (2017 Aug 18)

Postby Ann » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:28 pm

alcor wrote:I like today's apod very much. If there were no Perseids I would call the picture From North America to the Center of the Milky Way :rocketship: :wink: . As the Milky Way starts around the North America Nebula and ends around Sagittarius and Scorpius.


And I might have called it "Kinky Milky Way". Because the Milky Way plunges so steeply toward the horizon in this picture, and because the thin white Perseid streaks emphasizes the angle of the Milky Way relative to the the ground in this picture, the "bobbing right and left" of the central dust lane of the Milky Way becomes very obvious.

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