APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

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APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:11 am

Image Orion above Easter Island

Explanation: Why were the statues on Easter Island built? No one is sure. What is sure is that over 800 large stone statues exist there. The Easter Island statues, stand, on the average, over twice as tall as a person and have over 200 times as much mass. Few specifics are known about the history or meaning of the unusual rock sculptures, but many believe that they were created about 700 years ago in the images of local leaders of a lost civilization. Featured here, one of the ancient Moai sculptures was imaged in 2016 before the constellation of Orion, including the famous line of three belt stars and brilliant stars Betelgeuse (far left in red) and Rigel (upper center). The stone giant appears, however, to be inspecting the brightest star in the night sky (far right): Sirius.

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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:25 am

APOD Robot wrote:

Betelgeuse (far left in red)
If Betelgeuse had been a traffic light, I doubt we would have called it red!

Evocative image, though. The stone giant really seems to be contemplating Sirius, and the Universe itself.

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Post by DL MARTIN » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:03 am

Who hasn't stood and star gazed exactly like that?

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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:17 am

Actually, that is just perspective... He is actually looking 90 degrees to our right...off screen at something else....

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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by mnessly » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:55 pm

Is this photo flipped left to right? I expected the dog star on the other side. Rigel and Betelgeuse seem flipped as well. Or am I revealing my nothern hemisphere biases.

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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by ta152h0 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:55 pm

Can you post, or repost, an image of the Southern Cross with the same type of flavor as this one. And one of the south pole, where i would be if it had a star in the location ?
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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:16 pm

ta152h0 wrote:Can you post, or repost, an image of the Southern Cross with the same type of flavor as this one. And one of the south pole, where i would be if it had a star in the location ?
Photo: ESO/B Tafreshi.
I think the one at left looks pretty nice. Or maybe this one. Or this one, by ESO/B Tafreshi. The bright blue star at lower right is Acrux of the Southern Cross, and the large red nebula is of course the Carina Nebula.
Star trails around the South Celestial Pole. Photo: Ted Dobosz.














At right is a picture of star trails around the South Celestial Pole. Note the Magellanic Clouds. But there is no "Sirius" located close to the pole.

Here is a version of the top left image, overlaid with star trails. You can see where the South Celestial Pole is.

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A fustian riddle!

Post by neufer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:26 pm

APOD Robot wrote:Image Orion above Easter Island

Explanation: Featured here, one of the ancient MOAI sculptures was imaged in 2016 before the constellation of Orion, including the famous line of three belt stars and brilliant stars Betelgeuse (far left in red) and Rigel (upper center).
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  • Twelfth Night : Act II, scene V

MALVOLIO: M, O, A, I; this simulation is not as the former: and
  • yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for
    every one of these letters are in my name.

    ....................................................................

MALVOLIO: [Reads]
  • I may command where I adore;
    But silence, like a Lucrece knife,
    With bloodless stroke my heart doth gore:
    M, O, A, I, doth sway my life.
FABIAN: A fustian riddle!

SIR TOBY BELCH: Excellent wench, say I.

MALVOLIO: 'M, O, A, I, doth sway my life.' Nay, but first, let
  • me see, let me see, let me see.

FABIAN: What dish o' poison has she dressed him!

SIR TOBY BELCH: And with what wing the staniel cheques at it!

MALVOLIO: 'I may command where I adore.' Why, she may command
  • me: I serve her; she is my lady. Why, this is
    evident to any formal capacity; there is no
    obstruction in this: and the end,--what should
    that alphabetical position portend? If I could make
    that resemble something in me,--Softly! M, O, A, I,--
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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by neufer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:32 pm

Ann wrote:
APOD Robot wrote:
Betelgeuse (far left in red)
If Betelgeuse had been a traffic light, I doubt we would have called it red!
Well... just about to change to red then ... so we probably can't make it... :|
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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by Ann » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:36 am

neufer wrote:
Ann wrote:
APOD Robot wrote:
Betelgeuse (far left in red)
If Betelgeuse had been a traffic light, I doubt we would have called it red!
Well... just about to change to red then ... so we probably can't make it... :|
Look out! Supernova crash!

( A private little joke. I recently ran a yellow light, which was about to turn into red, and I was hit by a man who came from my right and was definitely running a red light.)

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Re: APOD: Orion above Easter Island (2017 Sep 18)

Post by neufer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Ann wrote:
neufer wrote:
Ann wrote:
If Betelgeuse had been a traffic light, I doubt we would have called it red!
Well... just about to change to red then ... so we probably can't make it... :|
Look out! Supernova crash! ( A private little joke. I recently ran a yellow light, which was about to turn into red, and I was hit by a man who came from my right and was definitely running a red light.)
Was this the guy who hit you: http://bostonbikeparty.com/wp-content/u ... eeb8_c.jpg ?
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A fustian riddle!

Post by neufer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:25 pm

<< *MOAI* are monolithic human figures carved from rock on
Easter Island, between 1250 & 1500 CE. Easter Island was
found and named by its first recorded European visitor,
the *DUTCH* explorer Jacob Roggeveen in 1722.>>
http://www.majstro.com/dictionaries/English-West%20Frisian/beautiful wrote:
*MOAI* : *BEAUTIFUL* (Frisian: A West Germanic language spoken
in the *NORTHWESTERN NETHERLANDS* ; a near relative of English.)
Image
  • Twelfth Night : Act III, scene i

OLIVIA: O, what a deal of scorn looks *BEAUTIFUL*
  • In the contempt and anger of his lip!
neufer wrote:
APOD Robot wrote:Image Orion above Easter Island

Explanation: Featured here, one of the ancient MOAI sculptures was imaged in 2016 before the constellation of Orion, including the famous line of three belt stars and brilliant stars Betelgeuse (far left in red) and Rigel (upper center).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Twelfth Night : Act II, scene V

MALVOLIO: M, O, A, I; this simulation is not as the former:
  • and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me,
    for every one of these letters are in my name.

    ....................................................................

MALVOLIO: [Reads]
  • I may command where I adore;
    But silence, like a Lucrece knife,
    With bloodless stroke my heart doth gore:
    M, O, A, I, dOth swAy my lIfe.
FABIAN: A fustian riddle!

SIR TOBY BELCH: Excellent wench, say I.

MALVOLIO: 'M, O, A, I, dOth swAy my lIfe.'
  • Nay, but first, let me see, let me see, let me see.

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.    d [O] t  h
.    s  w [A] y 
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[MOAI] skip 5 : Prob. ELS in repeated nonsense phrase ~ 1 in 1092
FABIAN: What dish o' poison has she dressed him!

SIR TOBY BELCH: And with what wing the staniel cheques at it!

MALVOLIO: 'I may command where I adore.' Why, she may command
  • me: I serve her; she is my lady. Why, this is
    evident to any formal capacity; there is no
    obstruction in this: and the end,--what should
    that alphabetical position portend? If I could make
    that resemble something in me,--Softly! M, O, A, I,--
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