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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby FFLpilot » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:56 am

Jim Davies wrote:
Love the pictures. More, please. :mrgreen:


Here's one for you, no Milky Way, but unique just the same. Can anyone name the constellation?
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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby TallGrass » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:10 am

Similar, and in yesterdays news:
"Time-lapse videos capture stunning S.D. skies"
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2013/10/17/2999137/
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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby bonehead » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:37 am

upside down big dipper
from an island in the med?

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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby FFLpilot » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:32 pm

TallGrass wrote:Similar, and in yesterdays news:
"Time-lapse videos capture stunning S.D. skies"
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2013/10/17/2999137/


That guy at DakotaLapse has been doing some stunning work for years, great stuff!
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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby Oman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:02 pm

FFLpilot wrote:
Here's one for you, no Milky Way, but unique just the same. Can anyone name the constellation?


To looker's right, I'd guess Corona Borealis (looks like C) and Hercules, the box. Those two constellations are usually directly overhead in Colorado. Does that mean the pic is in the Southern Hemisphere? I like that Cape Town guess.

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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby bonehead » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:11 pm

I should have kept my subscription
to National Geographic.

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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby FFLpilot » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:22 pm

lodgling wrote:Cape Town?


Ding ding ding!

And it's 'Crux', or better known as the Southern Cross.
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Re: 10/8/13: Milky Way and Aurora from Loveland Pass

Postby FFLpilot » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

Here's one more image I worked on yesterday, also captured at Turquoise Lake this August (during the Perseid meteor showers). It's kind of an alternate view of our galaxy, and illustrates some of the discussion above in relation to what we see in the night sky.

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Milky Way Galaxy from Turquoise Lake
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If you'd like a little further background on what the image shows (and doesn't), more discussion here:

http://jeffwarnerphoto.com/2013/11/12/111213-an-alternate-view-of-our-galaxy/
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