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A Celestial Triangle

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Apr 28, 2020.

A Celestial Triangle

Started by Orion25 on Apr 28, 2020 at 3:45 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Betelgeuse, the waxing crescent moon and Venus formed a beautiful almost right triangle in the night sky on Monday night:

    ASTRONOMY - MOON - WAXING CRESCENT, VENUS & BETELGEUSE TRIANGLE 4-27-20 SM.jpg
    ASTRONOMY - MOON - WAXING CRESCENT, VENUS & BETELGEUSE TRIANGLE 4-27-20 CAPTION SM.jpg
    I just love finding geometric shapes in the night sky! :)

    Reggie
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    "I just love finding geometric shapes in the night sky!"

    I think it's a gestalt thing lol.

    Nice pictures, as always Reggie.

    asterism2 copy 2.jpg

    I found this odd ladder asterism near Capella.

    ladder 2fx.jpg

    It looked more like a ladder in the night sky than this software renders it. Reminded me of a spiral staircase with a bannister at the top.

     
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    Thanks, Mak. I agree that it's a gestalt thing. I'm always seeing shapes in the sky (not UFOs, lol). I've got to look out for the ladder. Maybe a "ladder to heaven"?
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised it hasn't already got a name. 'Celestial Stepladder' alliterates nicely lol.
     
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