APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

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APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:06 am

Image Camera Orion Rising

Explanation: What does Orion rising look like to a camera? During this time of the year, the famous constellation is visible to the southeast just after sunset. From most Earthly locations, Orion's familiar star pattern, highlighted by the three-stars-in-a-row belt stars, rises <a href="ap201225.html">sideways. An entire section of the night sky that includes Orion was photographed rising above Śnieżka, a mountain on the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. The long duration exposure sequence brings up many faint features including the Orion and Flame Nebulas, both encompassed by the curving Barnard's Loop. The featured wide-angle camera composite also captured night sky icons including the blue Pleiades star cluster at the image top and the red Rosette Nebula to the left of Orion. Famous stars in the frame include Sirius, Betelgeuse, Rigel and Aldebaran. Orion will appear successively higher in the sky at sunset during the coming months.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by Ann » Wed Jan 31, 2024 6:00 am


APOD 31 January 2024 annotated.png

And right now that's all I have to say about this APOD! :D

Except... wouldn't it be fun to be able to see the night sky this way?

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by johanlf » Wed Jan 31, 2024 12:15 pm

label error : the bright star on the lower left is not Sirius but Procyon. Checked on star chart.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:55 pm

johanlf wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 12:15 pm label error : the bright star on the lower left is not Sirius but Procyon. Checked on star chart.
I believe you are correct. And Ann can remove the question mark from the lower image.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by Christian G. » Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:32 pm

Ann wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 6:00 am wouldn't it be fun to be able to see the night sky this way?

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And how! Or just to see the sky from ancient times when the only human light pollution came from candles.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by Ann » Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:24 pm

Cousin Ricky wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:55 pm
johanlf wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 12:15 pm label error : the bright star on the lower left is not Sirius but Procyon. Checked on star chart.
I believe you are correct. And Ann can remove the question mark from the lower image.
I can't. I didn't save the image so that I can change it.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by johnnydeep » Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:07 pm

Christian G. wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:32 pm
Ann wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 6:00 am wouldn't it be fun to be able to see the night sky this way?

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And how! Or just to see the sky from ancient times when the only human light pollution came from candles.
I thought Ann might have been referring to the annotations. I really WOULD like those to appear when I look up at the sky! (As well seeing it in vibrant technicolor like this, of course.)
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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by jgwinner » Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:58 pm

I have a question - if this is a long duration exposure, where are the star trails? Or the land trails :)

Oh - never mind, for some reason I didn't see the note it was a composite. I stand corrected.

Oh, and:
Except... wouldn't it be fun to be able to see the night sky this way?
Absolutely!

I do a lot of VR outdoor areas (I did the burning man for BRCVR 2020-2023), and would love to put a night sky like this in the VR area. Yes, a little more 'real' than real.

I did live in a dark sky site once (near Gouverneur, NY), and when it wasn't cloudy I finally realized why they call it the Milky way - it really does look like milk in the right area.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by RJN » Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:15 pm

johanlf wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 12:15 pm label error : the bright star on the lower left is not Sirius but Procyon. Checked on star chart.
This has now been fixed on the main NASA APOD. We apologize for the inaccuracy.

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Re: APOD: Camera Orion Rising (2024 Jan 31)

Post by VictorBorun » Thu Feb 01, 2024 12:48 pm

I wonder if this deep sky APOD contains any coincidences with the constellation art of old.