APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

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APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby APOD Robot » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:46 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, 2012 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. Of course, this year's perseid meteors will flash through night skies this weekend.

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby genevb » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:40 am

Won't see much discussion here until the links (yesterday, tomorrow, discussion) at the bottom of the APOD page for 2013-08-09 are corrected not to point to 2012. It's not hard to guess the URL, for the discussion page, but I had to enter it by hand.

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby RJN » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:45 pm

Just fixed it.

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby fausto.lubatti » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:31 pm

Gorgeous shot! :)

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby stohn » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:29 pm

This is a beautiful photo. It was originally posted on Aug. 25, 2012.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120825.html

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby FloridaMike » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:32 pm

genevb wrote:Won't see much discussion here until the links (yesterday, tomorrow, discussion) at the bottom of the APOD page for 2013-08-09 are corrected not to point to 2012. It's not hard to guess the URL, for the discussion page, but I had to enter it by hand.


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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby DavidLeodis » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:35 pm

In the explanation to this APOD it (currently at least) uses "perseid" three times and not "Perseid". Is the use of 'perseid' probably just a typing error, or is it the right or an accepted way? Please note that this is not a criticism as I do not know and would like to find out. Thanks.

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby neufer » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:29 pm

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby Chris Peterson » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:40 pm

DavidLeodis wrote:In the explanation to this APOD it (currently at least) uses "perseid" three times and not "Perseid". Is the use of 'perseid' probably just a typing error, or is it the right or an accepted way? Please note that this is not a criticism as I do not know and would like to find out. Thanks.

As a noun, Perseid (or Perseids) needs to be capitalized. However, used as an adjective or other modifier, English lacks any rigorous rule. I'd probably say "Perseid meteor shower", but I don't think there's anything technically wrong with "perseid meteor shower", either. (Consider that both "Martian atmosphere" and "martian atmosphere" are acceptable.)
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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby DavidLeodis » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Thanks for that reply Chris, which is appreciated. :)

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Re: APOD: Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle (2013 Aug 09)

Postby neufer » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:56 pm

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Chris Peterson wrote:
DavidLeodis wrote:
In the explanation to this APOD it (currently at least) uses "perseid" three times and not "Perseid". Is the use of 'perseid' probably just a typing error, or is it the right or an accepted way? Please note that this is not a criticism as I do not know and would like to find out. Thanks.

As a noun, Perseid (or Perseids) needs to be capitalized. However, used as an adjective or other modifier, English lacks any rigorous rule. I'd probably say "Perseid meteor shower", but I don't think there's anything technically wrong with "perseid meteor shower", either.
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