APOD: Milky Way in Northern Spring (2019 Apr 19)

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APOD: Milky Way in Northern Spring (2019 Apr 19)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:06 am

Image Milky Way in Northern Spring

Explanation: A postcard from planet Earth, this springtime night skyscape looks over Alandan lake in the Alborz mountains. Taken after local midnight on April 17, the central Milky Way is rising over the region's southeast horizon. Its luminous track of stars and nebulae along the plane of our galaxy are reflected in the mirror-like lake. The brightest celestial beacon mingled with the diffuse galactic starlight is Jupiter. Slightly dimmer, Saturn is below and left just above the mountains. As spring brought leaves to the trees and the galactic center to the northern night the photographer found it also gave frogs their voices, heard like a melody across the calm water.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way in Northern Spring (2019 Apr 19)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:47 am

Next reflection on the galaxy...great framing, and view...

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Re: APOD: Milky Way in Northern Spring (2019 Apr 19)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:48 am

Nice: the nighttime has a lot of beauty! The MW is one! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Milky Way in Northern Spring (2019 Apr 19)

Post by TheZuke! » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:15 pm

FYI, I had no idea where the Alborz mountains are, so I did a web search.
They are northeast of Tehran, Iran.