APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

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APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:07 am

Image Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica

Explanation: It has been one of the better skies of this long night. In parts of Antarctica, not only is it winter, but the Sun can spend weeks below the horizon. At China's Zhongshan Station, people sometimes venture out into the cold to photograph a spectacular night sky. The featured image from one such outing was taken in mid-July, just before the end of this polar night. Pointing up, the wide angle lens captured not only the ground at the bottom, but at the top as well. In the foreground is a colleague also taking pictures. In the distance, a spherical satellite receiver and several windmills are visible. Numerous stars dot the night sky, including Sirius and Canopus. Far in the background, stretching overhead from horizon to horizon, is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Even further in the distance, visible as extended smudges near the top, are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, satellite galaxies near our huge Milky Way Galaxy.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

Post by Nitpicker » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:02 am

Fantastic image. (But Sirius is not quite visible. It is just below the horizon [or above the horizon at the top of the image].)

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Re: APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

Post by hoohaw » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:07 am

Makes me feel upside down!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

Post by BLUNKASAURUS » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:02 pm

The full size image looks grainy like kodachrome. I couldn't discern the camera settings from LI Hang's web page. Anyone know?

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Re: APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:56 pm

Clicking on the picture, to the big picture....it almost looks like a Planetary Nebula...
A "Small World" shot might have looked awesome...

Great Pic!!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica (2015 Jul 27)

Post by LI Hang » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 pm

BLUNKASAURUS wrote:The full size image looks grainy like kodachrome. I couldn't discern the camera settings from LI Hang's web page. Anyone know?
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