APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

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APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:06 am

Image The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount

Explanation: Where do land and sky converge? On every horizon -- but in this case the path on the ground leads to St Michael's Mount (Cornish: Karrek Loos yn Koos), a small historic island in Cornwall, England. The Mount is usually surrounded by shallow water, but at low tide is spanned by a human-constructed causeway. The path on the sky, actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, also appears to lead to St Michael's Mount, but really lies far in the distance. The red nebula in the Milky Way, just above the castle, is the Lagoon Nebula, while bright Jupiter shines to the left, and a luminous meteor flashes to the right. The foreground and background images of this featured composite were taken on the same July night and from the same location. Although meteors are fleeting and the Milky Way disk shifts in the night as the Earth turns, Jupiter will remain prominent in the sunset sky into December.

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Post by A vent » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:38 am

I love it when APOD hits it. A wonderful thing this place is.

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by roberto.molteni.qb54@alice.it » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:57 am

This St. Michael's Mount is so surprisingly similar to the more famous Mont Saint Michell in the facing coast of Normandy, France (with which it has historical connections)!

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:39 am

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Nicely done; Kudo's to the photographer!
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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by De58te » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:03 pm

roberto.molteni.qb54@alice.it wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:57 am
This St. Michael's Mount is so surprisingly similar to the more famous Mont Saint Michell in the facing coast of Normandy, France (with which it has historical connections)!
Oh, thanks very much for pointing out that there are two of them. At first glance I had merely thought that APOD robot had just translated Mont Saint Michel into English.

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by IntrepidFraidyCat » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:03 pm

roberto.molteni.qb54@alice.it wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:57 am
This St. Michael's Mount is so surprisingly similar to the more famous Mont Saint Michell in the facing coast of Normandy, France (with which it has historical connections)!
I automatically thought it was Mont Saint Michell until I read the description. I'll have to read up on both. It's a gorgeous photo! :)

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by neufer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:34 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael%27s_Mount#Siege,_occupation_and_ownership wrote:
<<Syon Abbey, a monastery of the Bridgettine Order, acquired the Mount in 1424. Some 20 years later the Mount was granted by Henry VI to King's College, Cambridge on its foundation. However, when Edward IV took the throne during the Wars of the Roses the Mount was returned to the Syon Abbey in 1462.

John de Vere, 13th Earl of OXFORD, seized and held it during a siege of 23 weeks against 6,000 of Edward IV's troops in 1473–74. Perkin Warbeck, a pretender to the English throne, occupied the Mount in 1497. Sir Humphrey Arundell, Governor of St Michael's Mount, led the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, it was given to Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, by whose son it was sold to Sir Francis Bassett.>>
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[King Richard the Second (Quarto) 5.6]

North. First to thy sacred state WISH I ALL HAPPINESSE,
The next newes is, I haue to London sent
The heades of OXFORD, Salisbury, Blunt and Kent,
The maner of their taking may appeare
At large discoursed in this paper heere.
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SPENCER's head was substituted for OXFORD's head
in the Richard II Folio:
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[King Richard the Second (Folio) 5.6]

Nor. First to thy Sacred State, WISH I ALL HAPPINESSE:
The next newes is, I haue to London sent
The heads of Salsbury, SPENCER, Blunt, and Kent:
The manner of their taking may appeare
At large discoursed in this paper heere.
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And OXFORD's head is spared in Henry VI:
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[Henry the Sixth, Part Three (Quarto) 5.5]

Edw. Lo here a period of tumultuous broiles,
Awaie with OXFORD to Hames castell straight,
For Summerset off with his guiltie head.
Awaie I will not heare them speake.

Oxf. For my part Ile not trouble thee with words.
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According to Asimov:

<<The armies collided and fought [at Tewkesbury] on May 4, 1471.
The impetuous attack of Edward & Richard carried the day
and a number of Lancastrian leaders were taken.
According to Shakespeare, one was OXFORD:>>
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[Henry the Sixth, Part Three (Folio) 5.5]

Edw. Now here a period of tumultuous Broyles.
Away with OXFORD, to Hames Castle straight:
For Somerset, off with his guiltie Head.
Goe beare them hence, I will not heare them speake.

Oxf. For my part, Ile not trouble thee with words.
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<<Opposition leaders, if taken alive, were generally executed as
traitors after the battle. Why was this not the case with OXFORD?

It was because OXFORD was not at Tewkesbury. He had fought well at
BARNET [3 weeks prior] and then went to France. It was not till 1473,
two years after Tewkesbury, which had been fought without him, that
he attempted a reinvasion of England and a revival of the ruined
Lancastrian cause. He was besieged in Cornwall and, after four and
a half months, was forced to surrender. Passions had lessened
by then and he was imprisoned rather than executed. OXFORD's
imprisonment was at a Hames Castle, near Calais, for it seemed
best to keep him away from English soil proper.>> -- Asimov
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John de Vere [the 13th Earl of OXFORD] was held for ~ELEVEN years

and released from hamMeS in 1484
hamNeT was born in 1584
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3Henry6 SCENE V Another part of the field.

KING EDWARD IV Now here a period of tumultuous broils.
Away with OXFORD to HAM(es cas)TLE straight
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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:03 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:06 am
Image The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount

Explanation: Where do land and sky converge? On every horizon -- but in this case the path on the ground leads to St Michael's Mount (Cornish: Karrek Loos yn Koos), a small historic island in Cornwall, England. The Mount is usually surrounded by shallow water, but at low tide is spanned by a human-constructed causeway. The path on the sky, actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, also appears to lead to St Michael's Mount, but really lies far in the distance. The red nebula in the Milky Way, just above the castle, is the Lagoon Nebula, while bright Jupiter shines to the left, and a luminous meteor flashes to the right. The foreground and background images of this featured composite were taken on the same July night and from the same location. Although meteors are fleeting and the Milky Way disk shifts in the night as the Earth turns, Jupiter will remain prominent in the sunset sky into December.
Very nice electronic device background worthy pic. Is this thing anything special, or just some red-hued light on the wall?
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Post by neufer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:12 pm

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johnnydeep wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:03 pm

Is this thing anything special, or just some red-hued light on the wall?
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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:37 pm

johnnydeep wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:03 pm
APOD Robot wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:06 am
Image The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount

Explanation: Where do land and sky converge? On every horizon -- but in this case the path on the ground leads to St Michael's Mount (Cornish: Karrek Loos yn Koos), a small historic island in Cornwall, England. The Mount is usually surrounded by shallow water, but at low tide is spanned by a human-constructed causeway. The path on the sky, actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, also appears to lead to St Michael's Mount, but really lies far in the distance. The red nebula in the Milky Way, just above the castle, is the Lagoon Nebula, while bright Jupiter shines to the left, and a luminous meteor flashes to the right. The foreground and background images of this featured composite were taken on the same July night and from the same location. Although meteors are fleeting and the Milky Way disk shifts in the night as the Earth turns, Jupiter will remain prominent in the sunset sky into December.
Very nice electronic device background worthy pic. Is this thing anything special, or just some red-hued light on the wall?

What's This..JPG


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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by alter-ego » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:52 pm

johnnydeep wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:03 pm
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Very nice electronic device background worthy pic. Is this thing anything special, or just some red-hued light on the wall?
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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over St Michael's Mount (2020 Sep 07)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:48 am

It is Antares in addition to the La Pipa Nebula and the central stars of Sagittarius