APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

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APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:05 am

Image A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia

Explanation: How many famous sky objects can you find in this image? The featured dark sky composite combines over 60 exposures spanning over 220 degrees to create a veritable menagerie of night sky wonders. Visible celestial icons include the Belt of Orion, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, the California Nebula, and bright stars Sirius and Betelgeuse. You can verify that you found these, if you did, by checking an annotated version of the image. A bit harder, though, is finding Polaris and the Big Dipper. Also discernible are several meteors from the Quandrantids meteor shower, red and green airglow, and two friends of the astrophotographer. The picture was captured in January from Sardinia, Italy. You can see sky wonders in your own night sky tonight -- including more meteors than usual -- because tonight is near peak of the yearly Orionids meteor shower.

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Re: APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

Post by rj rl » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:15 am

So where's the Big Dipper?

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Re: APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

Post by Ann » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:54 am

rj rl wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:15 am
So where's the Big Dipper?
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There is the Big Dipper.

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Re: APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

Post by ptahhotep » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:50 am

I'll start adding to the list of famous objects visible in the picture with .... The Milky Way!

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Re: APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

Post by rj rl » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:17 am

Oh, not where I looked for it at all :lol2:

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Re: APOD: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (2020 Oct 21)

Post by johnnydeep » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:19 pm

rj rl wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:17 am
Oh, not where I looked for it at all :lol2:
Yeah, I was also clueless. After Ann pointed it out, I think i found Polaris and The Little Dipper with a little help from https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... age%2Fjpeg, but I could be wrong:
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Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:21 pm

rj rl wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:17 am
Oh, not where I looked for it at all :lol2:
Northern hemisphere images of the Milky Way are almost always taken facing south, not north.
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