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Horizon to Horizon

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004

    Horizon to Horizon
    Credit & Copyright: Laurent Laveder (PixHeaven.net)

    Explanation: Scroll right and journey from horizon to horizon as your gaze sweeps through the zenith in the night sky over Beg-Meil, France. Recorded on December 13th, the entertaining panorama (image key) covers 210 degrees in 21 separate exposures, beginning on the beach with bright star Sirius rising in the southeast. Look up (pan right) to encounter the nebula rich constellation of Orion and continue on to find the lovely Pleiades star cluster. Farther along, higher in the sky, is the famous Comet Holmes, still gracing the northern hemisphere's night with its remarkable expanding coma. Finally, just before diving into the urban glow from city lights along the northwestern horizon (far right), check out the double star cluster in Perseus and take in the cosmic streak of a bright Geminid Meteor.

    APOD presents: Astronomy Pictures of the Year for 2007

    (Via NASA)
  2. sideshowspacegirl

    sideshowspacegirl Have you taken your meds?

    I have APOD on my google homepage.
    Brilliant pictures everyday!
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    Cool picture; makes me really want to brush up on my PhotoShop skills.

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