I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I thought it might be of interest ...
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Posted 03 December 2020 - 07:07 PM
Thanks for posting. Could be because of the projection, but the animation of the nearby star motions is far more chaotic than what I would have imagined. Seems to be a lot of stars heading in opposite directions, at least relative to us. ... I guess thats it - it's all relative velocities, we're all still moving together around the galaxy.
Also interesting to see how quickly our local neighbourhood spreads out - puts any search for our sibling stars into context
Edited by KiwiObserver, 03 December 2020 - 07:10 PM.
Posted 04 December 2020 - 03:45 AM
That's very interesting. It points out how massive the distances are when stars we see seem to be in the same position night after night.
Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:53 PM
There is a fascinating Twitter account called Milky Way Astronomers @MAstronomers that I follow.
On 02 Dec 20 they posted this incredible photograph entitled 'Storm under the Milky Way' which is almost 3D.
I do not know who the photographer is, nor how it was produced (Photoshop, etc) but all credit goes to them.
Edited by boxcorner, 06 December 2020 - 01:12 PM.
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