APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

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APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:05 am

Image The Galaxy Tree

Explanation: First came the trees. In the town of Salamanca, Spain, the photographer noticed how distinctive a grove of oak trees looked after being pruned. Next came the galaxy. The photographer stayed up until 2 am, waiting until the Milky Way Galaxy rose above the level of a majestic looking oak. From this carefully chosen perspective, dust lanes in the galaxy appear to be natural continuations to branches of the tree. Last came the light. A flashlight was used on the far side of the tree to project a silhouette. By coincidence, other trees also appeared as similar silhouettes across the relatively bright horizon. The featured image was captured as a single 30-second frame earlier this month and processed to digitally enhance the Milky Way.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by RET » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:32 am

Was there really Pallas? I confirmed it had been there around May 2015.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:29 am

At least the trees are not lonely with all those stars over head...

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by heehaw » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:54 am

Of course, the Galaxy does not look like that to the naked eye --- wish it did (but that would take some doing!). But the naked eye does really show us the Galaxy clearly; albeit in black-and-white. I vividly remember my first trip to South America and seeing the Magellanic Clouds for the first time: very impressive indeed: they look like chunks of the Milky Way that have separated off and gone on their merry way. Of course we now know that the opposite is the case; they are on their way to eventual merger with the Milky Way.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:18 pm

RET wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:32 am
Was there really Pallas? I confirmed it had been there around May 2015.
Yes, this is a Sunday repeat. The original APOD was from 25 May 2015. The caption could use a little tweaking.
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by Fred the Cat » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:39 pm

Nice tree!! But you can't see the forest :wink:
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by starsurfer » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:09 pm

I think hippies would approve of this picture. :D

For anyone around at the time. what was the hippie revolution of the 1960's like?

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by RET » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:22 pm

Aha, I see. thanks Chris :D
(I don't know why but I couldn't make reply, so I made a new post)

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by RJN » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:28 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:18 pm
RET wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:32 am
Was there really Pallas? I confirmed it had been there around May 2015.
Yes, this is a Sunday repeat. The original APOD was from 25 May 2015. The caption could use a little tweaking.
Yes, sometimes APOD repeats "best of" APODs, and this was one. The caption has now been tweaked. Thanks!
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by rstevenson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:50 pm

starsurfer wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:09 pm
I think hippies would approve of this picture. :D

For anyone around at the time. what was the hippie revolution of the 1960's like?
I forget.

Rob

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2018 Dec 30)

Post by neufer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:49 pm

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rstevenson wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:50 pm
starsurfer wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:09 pm

I think hippies would approve of this picture. :D

For anyone around at the time. what was the hippie revolution of the 1960's like?
I forget.

Rob
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