APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

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APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun May 23, 2021 4:09 am

Image The Galaxy Tree

Explanation: First came the trees. In the town of Salamanca, Spain, the photographer noticed how distinctive a grove of oak trees looked after being pruned. Next came the galaxy. The photographer stayed up until 2 am, waiting until the Milky Way Galaxy rose above the level of a majestic looking oak. From this carefully chosen perspective, dust lanes in the galaxy appear to be natural continuations to branches of the tree. Last came the light. A flashlight was used on the far side of the tree to project a silhouette. By coincidence, other trees also appeared as similar silhouettes across the relatively bright horizon. The featured image was captured as a single 30-second frame in 2015 and processed to digitally enhance the Milky Way.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by De58te » Sun May 23, 2021 12:48 pm

It looks like the predawn Sun is about to rise over Aquarius. So does that mean it is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius?

By the way the nearby Enif got me to thinking. Was the discoverer of the star Enif the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci? Because the unusual name Enif is actually Fine spelled backwards.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 23, 2021 12:55 pm

MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpg
I was hoping to find a picture without the annotations; but no such luck! :( I did find a cute kitty though
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I did learn a bit about Oak trees! Didn't realize there so many; and that they lived so long!
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Sun May 23, 2021 1:22 pm

1,000 or 1,500 trees to build ONE ship, England almost ran out of oaks when building its navy

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 23, 2021 2:50 pm

Aha! :wink: Now isn't that beautiful! :D Now; don't get me wrong; I like the annotated one also!

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by Ann » Sun May 23, 2021 3:14 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 12:55 pm
MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpgI was hoping to find a picture without the annotations; but no such luck! :( I did find a cute kitty though

I did learn a bit about Oak trees! Didn't realize there so many; and that they lived so long!

That kitten is too adorable, Orin! :D :kitty:

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 23, 2021 3:32 pm

You know that when I transferred it; I didn't realize that it would work; let alone that the movements would work also! :lol2:
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by E Fish » Sun May 23, 2021 4:55 pm

I don't even like cats and I think that's darling.

But thanks for finding the unannotated. It's a beautiful image.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun May 23, 2021 6:15 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 12:55 pm
MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpgI was hoping to find a picture without the annotations; but no such luck! :( I did find a cute kitty thoughtenor.gif
I did learn a bit about Oak trees! Didn't realize there so many; and that they lived so long!
???. The main image on the APOD site is not annotated.
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 23, 2021 6:20 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:15 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 12:55 pm
MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpgI was hoping to find a picture without the annotations; but no such luck! :( I did find a cute kitty thoughtenor.gif
I did learn a bit about Oak trees! Didn't realize there so many; and that they lived so long!
???. The main image on the APOD site is not annotated.
I found the good one hiding under the annotated one by clicking on it!
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun May 23, 2021 6:45 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:20 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:15 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 12:55 pm
MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpgI was hoping to find a picture without the annotations; but no such luck! :( I did find a cute kitty thoughtenor.gif
I did learn a bit about Oak trees! Didn't realize there so many; and that they lived so long!
???. The main image on the APOD site is not annotated.
I found the good one hiding under the annotated one by clicking on it!
Don't ever use the main page image for wallpaper. It's usually been edited, usually reduced in resolution, sometimes cropped, and has lost its color profile. Always click through to the actual submitted image.
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Re: APOD: The Galaxy Tree (2021 May 23)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 23, 2021 6:57 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:45 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:20 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:15 pm


???. The main image on the APOD site is not annotated.
I found the good one hiding under the annotated one by clicking on it!
Don't ever use the main page image for wallpaper. It's usually been edited, usually reduced in resolution, sometimes cropped, and has lost its color profile. Always click through to the actual submitted image.

Hi! I must confess I liked both images and copied them both! I know that you could see that the not annotated version was able to be seen, but when your courser was on the picture the annotated version always came up! Took me a while to figure that I had to click through it! Judy did a nice job on the annotations! I liked it very much! Wish I had her skills! :D Oh and thanks fot the tip about clicking through it!
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