APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

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APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:11 am

Image Star Trails above Table Mountain

Explanation: Stars trail above and urban lights sprawl below in this moonlit nightscape from Cape Town, South Africa, planet Earth. The looming form of Table Mountain almost seems to hold terrestrial lights at bay while the stars circle the planet's South Celestial Pole. This modern perspective on the natural night sky was captured in June 2014, the scene composed of over nine hundred, stacked 30 second exposures. The stunning result was chosen as the winner in the Against the Lights category, a selection from over 800 entries in The World at Night's 2015 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by abhagwat » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:34 am

How does one share the APOD? Like the icon they do on FB?

I liked today's pic on Table Mountains, and since I am going to travel there on a holiday shortly wanted to share this pic directly with some friends who are coming along, although I have sent them this APOD link:-)

Please do let me know.

Thank you, and warm regards,

Anuradha Bhagwat

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:06 am

Awesomely done...really spectacular....but the LINK for discussion goes to the SATURN forum page....

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:15 pm

abhagwat wrote:How does one share the APOD? Like the icon they do on FB?

I liked today's pic on Table Mountains, and since I am going to travel there on a holiday shortly wanted to share this pic directly with some friends who are coming along, although I have sent them this APOD link:-)

Please do let me know.

Thank you, and warm regards,

Anuradha Bhagwat
There is nothing special about the share button other sites have . It is just as good as copy and pasting the link to your timeline, which it seems you have already done. You can also share from our FB page if you want. https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictureOfTheDay
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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by Joe Stieber » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:42 pm

abhagwat wrote:I ... wanted to share this pic directly with some friends who are coming along, although I have sent them this APOD link:-)
I don't know which link you sent, but if you sent them this one (for the APOD home page), the picture will change every day:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Here's a permalink to the Table Mountain picture of 2015-June-25:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150625.html

You can get the permalink page by clicking the "Archive" link near the bottom of the APOD home page, then on the list that's presented, click the link for the desired picture.

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by revloren » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:18 pm

The last link to the International Earth and Sky Photo Contest is a 8-minute video of dozens of fantastic contest winners and entries. Watch full screen! :ssmile:

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by Snark the Boy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:45 pm

These photos are nicely composed, the processing is excellent and the scene is lovely but that's some major light pollution.

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by hoohaw » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:04 pm

So Capetown is on the left; what is the town on the right?

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Re: APOD: Star Trails above Table Mountain (2015 Jun 25)

Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:07 pm

hoohaw wrote:So Capetown is on the left; what is the town on the right?
Should be Camps Bay and Bakoven