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The Cosmic Hearth

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Apr 5, 2019.

The Cosmic Hearth

Started by Orion25 on Apr 5, 2019 at 4:54 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    The constellation we know as Orion has significance in many cultures across the globe. For the Maya, Orion is considered the region of creation. The stars Alnitak, Saiph and Rigel form the three hearth stones (prevalent in traditional Mayan homes), and the Orion Nebula (M42) represents the cosmic fire. An apt analogy for this hotbed of stellar creation, one of the closer nebulae to us, a mere 1350 light years away!

    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION SM.jpg

    Sources: https://bookofthrees.com/mayan-culture-the-hearth-stones-of-creation/
    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/multimedia/pia16684.html
     
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    That's interesting Reggie. The Thornborough Henges are thought to represent Orion's belt.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornborough_Henges

    t3b.jpg

    I've not seen them myself.

    t1.jpg

    The people who made it must have been into astronomy lol.

    t2.jpg

    Here is a ground view with a typical English cloudy sky.
     
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    Thank you for these amazing and quite interesting posts, Reggie and Mak.

    Ed
     
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    You're welcome Ed.
     
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    You're welcome, Ed :)
     
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    You're welcome. I've visited Avebury, it's got a really good vibe to it. You can feel it as you walk towards it. The pub's good as well lol.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avebury
     
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    Thank you for the history Reggie, and thank you for pointing out the interesting site Mak!
    Something to add to the list for the next UK trip :)
     
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    You're welcome, Gabby. I may have to hop a plane to the UK as well!
     
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    Oh, man, I didn't know he passed away. He and Dave Wakeling were a great "two-tone" team. I liked General Public, too.
     
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    He will be missed.

     

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