APOD: A Road to the Stars (2022 Mar 15)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
User avatar
APOD Robot
Otto Posterman
Posts: 4683
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:27 am

APOD: A Road to the Stars (2022 Mar 15)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:06 am

Image A Road to the Stars

Explanation: Pictured -- a very scenic road to the stars. The road approaches La Silla Observatory in Chile, with the ESO's 3.6-meter telescope just up ahead. To the left are some futuristic-looking support structures for the planned BlackGEM telescopes, an array of optical telescopes that will help locate optical counterparts to gravitational waves detections by LIGO and other detectors. But there is much more. Red airglow illuminates the night sky on the right, while the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy slants across the image center. Jupiter can be seen just above the band near the image center, while Saturn is visible just above the 3.6-meter telescope dome. The two largest satellite galaxies of our Milky Way Galaxy, the LMC and SMC, are seen on the far right. The featured image panorama was built up from multiple 15-second exposures that were captured on 2019 June 30. Two days later, La Silla experienced a rare total eclipse of the Sun.

<< Previous APOD This Day in APOD Next APOD >>

User avatar
orin stepanek
Plutopian
Posts: 7602
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: Nebraska

Re: APOD: A Road to the Stars (2022 Mar 15)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:10 pm

Road2Stars_EsoHoralek_1080_annotated.jpg
annotated version
Road2Stars_EsoHoralek_4000.jpg
Beautiful photo of MilkyWay
Shutterstock_7342198a.jpg
I wonder if doggy can see anything through telescope!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Orin

Smile today; tomorrow's another day!

MoonRockMan
Ensign
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:39 pm

Re: APOD: A Road to the Stars (2022 Mar 15)

Post by MoonRockMan » Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:14 pm

Am I correct that this is Saturn?

Image

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 16650
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: APOD: A Road to the Stars (2022 Mar 15)

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:43 pm

MoonRockMan wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:14 pm Am I correct that this is Saturn?

Image
Yup.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
http://www.cloudbait.com

MoonRockMan
Ensign
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:39 pm

Re: APOD: A Road to the Stars (2022 Mar 15)

Post by MoonRockMan » Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:13 am

Chris Peterson wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:43 pm
MoonRockMan wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:14 pm Am I correct that this is Saturn?

Image
Yup.
Thanks! Just double-checking myself :)