APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

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APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:07 am

Image Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps

Explanation: Now this was a view with a thrill. From Mount Tschirgant in the Alps, you can see not only nearby towns and distant Tyrolean peaks, but also, weather permitting, stars, nebulas, and the band of the Milky Way Galaxy. What made the arduous climb worthwhile this night, though, was another peak -- the peak of the 2018 Perseids Meteor Shower. As hoped, dispersing clouds allowed a picturesque sky-gazing session that included many faint meteors, all while a carefully positioned camera took a series of exposures. Suddenly, a thrilling meteor -- bright and colorful -- slashed down right next to the nearly vertical band of the Milky Way. As luck would have it, the camera caught it too. Therefore, a new image in the series was quickly taken with one of the sky-gazers posing on the nearby peak. Later, all of the images were digitally combined.

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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by Astronymus » Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:16 am

Light pollution is really bad in the alps. Not fun for hobby stargazers. But hey, tourists can ski at night.. so important. Money.
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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by alex555 » Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:43 am

A vibrant testimony to light pollution.

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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by Confused » Sun Jul 16, 2023 2:30 pm

At first I thought the light was from a volcano.

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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by U. Bastian » Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:03 pm

Despite the season, the splendid meteor is not a Perseid :)

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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by De58te » Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:05 pm

U. Bastian wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:03 pm Despite the season, the splendid meteor is not a Perseid :)
How can you be sure? Although the Wiki link states that the Perseids mainly only begin on July 17 and today is only the 16th, Wiki also states that in 2020 they did start on July 16! And besides that Wiki states that they actually started on July 14th in 2009!

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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by bystander » Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:38 pm

U. Bastian wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:03 pm Despite the season, the splendid meteor is not a Perseid :)
De58te wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:05 pm How can you be sure? Although the Wiki link states that the Perseids mainly only begin on July 17 and today is only the 16th, Wiki also states that in 2020 they did start on July 16! And besides that Wiki states that they actually started on July 14th in 2009!
APOD Robot wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:07 am Explanation: ... the peak of the 2018 Perseids Meteor Shower ...
The image is from 2018.
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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Jul 16, 2023 6:51 pm

bystander wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:38 pm
U. Bastian wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:03 pm Despite the season, the splendid meteor is not a Perseid :)
De58te wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:05 pm How can you be sure? Although the Wiki link states that the Perseids mainly only begin on July 17 and today is only the 16th, Wiki also states that in 2020 they did start on July 16! And besides that Wiki states that they actually started on July 14th in 2009!
APOD Robot wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:07 am Explanation: ... the peak of the 2018 Perseids Meteor Shower ...
The image is from 2018.
And even more importantly, the date of this photo composite is August 13, 2018, which is during the peak!
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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Jul 16, 2023 7:09 pm

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I like most meteor photos
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Re: APOD: Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps (2023 Jul 16)

Post by Joe Stieber » Sun Jul 16, 2023 8:21 pm

johnnydeep wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 6:51 pm
bystander wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:38 pm
U. Bastian wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:03 pm Despite the season, the splendid meteor is not a Perseid :)
De58te wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:05 pm How can you be sure? Although the Wiki link states that the Perseids mainly only begin on July 17 and today is only the 16th, Wiki also states that in 2020 they did start on July 16! And besides that Wiki states that they actually started on July 14th in 2009!
APOD Robot wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 4:07 am Explanation: ... the peak of the 2018 Perseids Meteor Shower ...
The image is from 2018.
And even more importantly, the date of this photo composite is August 13, 2018, which is during the peak!
And most importantly, the meteor trail tracks back to the expected radiant near Perseus' hat.