APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

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APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:11 am

Image The Planet and the Pipe

Explanation: Now posing against our galaxy's rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant planet Jupiter shines in the night sky. Its almost overwhelming glow is near the top of the frame in this colorful telephoto portrait of the central Milky Way. Spanning about 20 degrees on the sky, the scene includes the silhouette of LDN 1773 against the starlight, also know by the popular moniker the Pipe Nebula for its apparent outline of stem and bowl. The Pipe Nebula is part of the galaxy's Ophiuchus dark cloud complex. Located at a distance of about 450 light-years, dense cores of gas and dust within are collapsing to form stars. Approaching its opposition, opposite the Sun in the sky on June 12, Jupiter is only about 36 light-minutes from planet Earth. Fans of dark markings on the sky can probably spot the Snake Nebula below and left of Jupiter's glare.

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Re: APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by jks » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 am

Please note that the date at the top says "2019 June 6" and that the Discuss link links to the discussion for yesterday's post.

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Re: APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by bystander » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:26 am

jks wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 am
Please note that the date at the top says "2019 June 6" and that the Discuss link links to the discussion for yesterday's post.
The < (prev), > (next), and tomorrow's picture are also setup for the 6th.
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Re: APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:42 am

bystander wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:26 am
jks wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 am
Please note that the date at the top says "2019 June 6" and that the Discuss link links to the discussion for yesterday's post.
The < (prev), > (next), and tomorrow's picture are also setup for the 6th.

Good catch guys! :mrgreen:
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Smile today; tomorrow's another day!

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Re: APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by khh » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:03 am

I should send this link to the Illinois Legislature. :mrgreen:

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Re: APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by jks » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:37 am

bystander wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:26 am
jks wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 am
Please note that the date at the top says "2019 June 6" and that the Discuss link links to the discussion for yesterday's post.
The < (prev), > (next), and tomorrow's picture are also setup for the 6th.
Thanks, I missed that!

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Re: APOD: The Planet and the Pipe (2019 Jun 07)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:14 am

Nice image... lots of stars...

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