APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

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APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:05 am

Image Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle

Explanation: Medieval Albrechtsberg castle is nestled in trees near the northern bank of the river Pielach and the town of Melk, Austria. In clearing night skies on August 12 it stood under constellations of the northern summer, including Aquarius, Aquila, and faint, compact Delphinus (above and right of center) in this west-looking skyview. The scene also captures a bright meteor above the castle walls. Part of the annual perseid meteor shower, its trail points back toward the heroic constellation Perseus high above the horizon in the early morning hours. Entering the atmosphere at about 60 kilometers per second, perseid meteors are swept up dust grains from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle.

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:29 pm

I find it interesting that comet Swift-Tuttle had changed it's orbit due to evaporation from it's encounter near the sun! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by emc » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:04 pm

orin stepanek wrote:I find it interesting that comet Swift-Tuttle had changed it's orbit due to evaporation from it's encounter near the sun! 8-)
Orbital mechanics at work! 8-)

Good thing we have an atmosphere huh! For lots of reasons! :D

Great capture! Looks like the meteor is headed for the roof! :shock:

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by Moonlady » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:29 pm

emc wrote:
orin stepanek wrote:I find it interesting that comet Swift-Tuttle had changed it's orbit due to evaporation from it's encounter near the sun! 8-)
Orbital mechanics at work! 8-)

Good thing we have an atmosphere huh! For lots of reasons! :D

Great capture! Looks like the meteor is headed for the roof! :shock:

Right! I thought too the building looks like attacked! :shock:

Someone said in the forum : It is not meteor shower, it is meteor bombarding earth!!!

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Ti's a beautiful old building! 8-) http://www.der-orion.com/burggespraeche/
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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by Beyond » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:53 pm

orin stepanek wrote:Ti's a beautiful old building! 8-) http://www.der-orion.com/burggespraeche/
That's neat, orin. The water reflection is open sky. The view behind/above the building, is open space. 8-)
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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by Moonlady » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:57 pm

Beyond wrote:
orin stepanek wrote:Ti's a beautiful old building! 8-) http://www.der-orion.com/burggespraeche/
That's neat, orin. The water reflection is open sky. The view behind/above the building, is open space. 8-)
Haha ha...I read buggerspace....buggering space...something is not right!
Ah it's German: Burg-gespräche: castle -conservation....that happens with me too with German-Turkish :lol2:
Maybe Ann or Chris experienced that too, when two or more language is used in daily life...

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by JohnD » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:09 pm

Monastery of Melk?!

Then the protagoist of "the Name of the Rose", Adso of Melk, was not a complete invention!

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2012 Aug 25)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:27 am

I was in Arizona in '89. I was getting ready to come back, and was outside a friends apartment in early morning, waiting for my bank to open so I can get some money for my trip. I was laying on a lounge chase at the pool....I was looking up to the south...and saw a meteor streaking red to the west...I took it as a good omen....it was....it was time to go home... :D


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