APOD: A Starry Night of Iceland (2011 May 17)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Indigo_Sunrise
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Re: Iceland APOD

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Wed May 18, 2011 3:53 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:
JLewis98856 wrote:I am fairly new to astronomy. I have some binoculars and a small refracting telescope (National Geographic model).
Can anyone give me a hint on today's APOD? Where are the Pleiades and where is the Andromeda Galaxy (roughly)?
The Pleiades lies in the image on the left side inside the auroral circle and just above the left side of the lower acr portion. Look in the high res image where the green color turns to red and you will notice a tight grouping of blue stars.
Andromeda is located in the middle of the image just above the lower portion of the auroral arc.
rstevenson wrote:
JLewis98856 wrote:Can anyone give me a hint on today's APOD? Where are the Pleiades and where is the Andromeda Galaxy (roughly)?
And in pic form...
aurora_labelled.jpg
Rob
^^^Excellence at work!!!!!


(in a quick read-over, I had thought the poster, JLewis98856, wanted to be able to actually go out and find the Pleiades in the sky! :oops: )
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Re: APOD: A Starry Night of Iceland (2011 May 17)

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Wed May 18, 2011 3:55 pm

BTW: This is now my new wallpaper, if any of you are interested! :lol:

It combines three of my favorite things: The sky, auroras (aurorae?), and the color GREEN!!!!!!!


Too cool!

8-)
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