APOD: Sun Spot Hill (2021 Sep 21)

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Re: APOD: Sun Spot Hill (2021 Sep 21)

Post by RJN » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:35 pm

Based on the photographer's own communications, the text of the main NASA APOD has been changed to remove the words "single exposure". Although the image accurately captured what appeared during a single instance, it actually involved three successive exposures. - RJN

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Re: APOD: Sun Spot Hill (2021 Sep 21)

Post by johnnydeep » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:46 pm

RJN wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Based on the photographer's own communications, the text of the main NASA APOD has been changed to remove the words "single exposure". Although the image accurately captured what appeared during a single instance, it actually involved three successive exposures. - RJN
Nice. Thank you, and Jordi the photographer.
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Re: APOD: Sun Spot Hill (2021 Sep 21)

Post by neufer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:21 pm

Explanation: A close look at the hill -- Sierra del Cid in Perter, Spain -- reveals not only silhouetted pine trees, but silhouetted people -- by coincidence three brothers of the photographer. The trees and brothers were about 3.5-kilometers away during the morning of the well-planned image.
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_del_Cid wrote:
<<The Sierra del Cid (in Valencian, Serra del Sit) is a mountainous formation in the province of Alicante, Spain. Broadly speaking, it can be said that it forms a massif with a horizontal summit, at the ends of which we find the two peaks of the mountain range: the "Silla del Cid", which has the shape of a saddle on horseback, measuring (1103 m), and "Cumbre del Cid" (1152 m). The north face is very steep, with walls and cliffs. Popular legend attributes that, while Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the Cid Campeador, on the back of Babieca, and being threatened by the Muslims at the top of the Sierra del Caballo mountain, he stung his horse with spurs and threw himself into a fantastic and impossible leap into the void, Babieca crossing the skies of the valley and landing many kilometers from the mountain. He struck the rock so hard with one of his hooves that his footprint was always imprinted there.

Babieca, or Bavieca, was El Cid's warhorse. Several stories exist about El Cid and Babieca. According to one well-known story, Rodrigo's godfather, Pedro El Grande, was a monk at a Carthusian monastery. Pedro's coming-of-age gift to El Cid was his pick of a horse from an Andalusian herd. El Cid picked a horse that his godfather thought was a weak, poor choice, causing the monk to exclaim "Babieca!" (stupid!). Hence, it became the name of El Cid's horse. In the poem Carmen Campidoctoris, Babieca appears as a gift from "a barbarian" to El Cid, so its name could also be derived from "Barbieca", or "horse of the barbarian". Regardless, Babieca became a great warhorse, famous to the Christians, feared by El Cid's enemies, and loved by El Cid, who allegedly requested that Babieca be buried with him in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña.
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Re: APOD: Sun Spot Hill (2021 Sep 21)

Post by Jordicoy » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:58 am

johnnydeep wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:46 pm
RJN wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Based on the photographer's own communications, the text of the main NASA APOD has been changed to remove the words "single exposure". Although the image accurately captured what appeared during a single instance, it actually involved three successive exposures. - RJN
Nice. Thank you, and Jordi the photographer.

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Re: APOD: Sun Spot Hill (2021 Sep 21)

Post by farlightteam » Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:37 pm

Realmente impresionante