APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

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APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:05 am

Image Point Reyes Milky Way

Explanation: Northern winter constellations and a long arc of the Milky Way are setting in this night skyscape looking toward the Pacific Ocean from Point Reyes on planet Earth's California coast. Sirius, alpha star of Canis Major, is prominent below the starry arc toward the left. Orion's yellowish Betelgeuse, Aldebaran in Taurus, and the blue tinted Pleiades star cluster also find themselves between Milky Way and northwestern horizon near the center of the scene. The nebulae visible in the series of exposures used to construct this panoramic view were captured in early March, but are just too faint to be seen with the unaided eye. On that northern night their expansive glow includes the reddish semi-circle of Barnard's Loop in Orion and NGC 1499 above and right of the Pleiades, also known as the California Nebula.

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by earyoung@yahoo.com » Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:58 am

betegeus is brighter than sirius. is it going to explode?

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by Ann » Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:54 am

earyoung@yahoo.com wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:58 am betegeus is brighter than sirius. is it going to explode?
I noticed that, too. But in reality, Sirius looks a lot brighter than Betelgeuse in our skies.


In 2019, Betelgeuse dimmed dramatically. Astronomers now believe that a dust cloud passed in front of Betelgeuse, making it look dimmer. The star has not been acting up since 2019.

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:36 pm

PointReyesMilkyWayDanZafra1024.jpg
Kudos; Dan Zafra A very nice Photo! The Orion is one of my favorites!
This is this the first I know of Point Reyes! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by ken » Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:44 pm

What a great photo. Also notice the huge land slump from the left side of the cove

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by johnnydeep » Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:56 pm

If ever an APOD was crying out to be annotated, it's this one. I think I located everything mentioned, but surely there are other objects worthy of note? Ann, don't fail me now!
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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by Ann » Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:51 am

johnnydeep wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:56 pm If ever an APOD was crying out to be annotated, it's this one. I think I located everything mentioned, but surely there are other objects worthy of note? Ann, don't fail me now!
Okay!

APOD 12 March 2022 Milky Way annotated.png

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by Makiko » Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:48 am

Milky Way arch is very impressive impressive. :)
By the way, which direction is the camera facing?

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by bystander » Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:11 am

Makiko wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:48 am
... By the way, which direction is the camera facing? ...
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Explanation: ... northwestern horizon near the center of the scene ...
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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by Makiko » Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:02 am

Thank you for your reply.
I've overlooked the explanation.

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Re: APOD: Point Reyes Milky Way (2022 Mar 12)

Post by johnnydeep » Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:05 pm

Ann wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:51 am
johnnydeep wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:56 pm If ever an APOD was crying out to be annotated, it's this one. I think I located everything mentioned, but surely there are other objects worthy of note? Ann, don't fail me now!
Okay!


APOD 12 March 2022 Milky Way annotated.png

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Beautiful! Thanks, that'll do nicely!
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