2020 June 29
Dark Sky Reflections
Image Credit & Copyright: Will Godward
Explanation: When the lake calmed down, many wonders of the land and sky appeared twice. Perhaps the most dramatic from the dark sky was the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, visible as a diagonal band. Toward the right were both the Small (SMC) and Large (LMC) Magellanic Clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way. Faint multicolored bands of airglow fanned across the night. Numerous bright stars were visible including Antares, while the bright planet Jupiter appears just above the image center. The featured image is a composite of exposures all taken from the same camera and from the same location within 30 minutes in mid-May from the shore of Lake Bonney Riverland in South Australia. Dead trees that extend from the lake were captured not only in silhouette, but reflection, while lights from the small town of Barmera were visible across the lake. In July, Jupiter and Saturn will rise toward the east just as the Sun sets in the west.
Tomorrow’s picture: pillow star
说明：当湖面平滑如镜时，夜空和地面的珍宝会因倒影而成双。 在夜空中的诸多珍宝里，从这幅影像斜贯而过的银河系中央盘面，或许是其中最引人赞叹的一个。 而在影像的右侧，可见到小及大麦哲伦星系，这两个银河的伴星系。 airglow fan而暗淡多彩的气辉则弥漫在夜空中。 在众多的亮星之中，有心宿二及影像中上方的明亮木星。 这幅摄于南澳大利亚. 邦尼湖畔的主题影像，组合自5月中旬，以同部相机摄于同地点30分钟期间内的多张照片。 影像中，湖内枯树的剪影与倒影成双，湖畔的都市灯火则是来自巴默拉小镇。