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(Universe Today)   Amazing timelapse video of the Milky Way, or "YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ" (Navajo for Milky Way or "That Which Awaits the Dawn"), shot from Arizona   (universetoday.com) divider line 21
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2014-05-13 01:08:56 PM
what a great name for a candy bar!!

what hwat?
 
2014-05-13 02:24:47 PM
Too bad the rest of Arizona is so infested with farkwads and assholes....

Maybe if they all watched this they'd feel a little smaller, and maybe just a wee bit humbler.
 
2014-05-13 02:47:22 PM
"YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ" is also the sound you make when you sit on a cold wet metal bench in the middle of winter.
 
2014-05-13 03:35:14 PM
Awesome video.  I loved the open exposure on Polaris.

And the Moby track overlaid with Native American chant was nice.
 
2014-05-13 05:17:34 PM
I really need to get on taking time lapse photos, those photos were awesome.
 
2014-05-13 05:20:22 PM
That's awesome, but the Milky Way doesn't appear like that, even up at the North Rim where there is about as much nighttime light as a gas station, with the next closest light source being the South Rim, which is lit up like farking Vegas in comparison. More than a 'little artistic license' there, but it looks great.


What's really cool is that at 2:12 or so, you see a meteor skip off the atmosphere. I saw that happen the summer I was at the Canyon, actually. It bounced like 3 times and made CNN and the other news networks the next day. My friend and I were the only people out that late watching the Perseid from the North Rim. Also, I can attest that the sunrise shots at the Canyon are THAT cool. On Sundays, I worked the breakfast shift, had to be in at 7:00, I believe. Whatever it was, I'd ride the earlier shuttle and go sit out on the edge and watch the sun rise. The cool part is how each color band in the Canyon lights up separately. It's awesome. I'd take another summer and go work there in a heartbeat if I didn't have a family.
 
2014-05-13 06:18:18 PM
Well, that was annoying.

Just to clarify, the Grand Canyon is totally mind-boggling, as is the night sky without light pollution, but the star-trail effect is irritating beyond measure, and the idea of doubling it by showing the mirror image is asinine in the extreme.

As for the meteor skip, brilliant. You're very fortunate, Mikey1969. I've never seen anything like that.
 
2014-05-13 07:19:19 PM
are you a Navajo?

No, I am a Chicago ho

/better not be obscure
 
2014-05-13 08:47:02 PM

Mikey1969: What's really cool is that at 2:12 or so, you see a meteor skip off the atmosphere.


I was going to come in here to ask about that. That looked pretty cool. I'd like to see that shot at regular speed.
 
2014-05-13 09:01:59 PM

sxacho: Mikey1969: What's really cool is that at 2:12 or so, you see a meteor skip off the atmosphere.

I was going to come in here to ask about that. That looked pretty cool. I'd like to see that shot at regular speed.


The one I saw was awesome, and I think I saw 3 skips... It was very cool. North Rim is a great place to stargaze. Very little lighting, I got there on July 3rd and watched the fireworks on Williams, 60 miles away. Obviously no sound, and they were tiny, but you could tell what color and type they were.
 
2014-05-13 10:16:14 PM

Mikey1969: That's awesome, but the Milky Way doesn't appear like that, even up at the North Rim where there is about as much nighttime light as a gas station, with the next closest light source being the South Rim, which is lit up like farking Vegas in comparison. More than a 'little artistic license' there, but it looks great.



Appear that way to whom? Or better yet, to what? That's what the Milky Way looks like, even if it doesn't appear that way. The photos are long exposures with a big lens to collect lots of light and bring out the details our own eyes are not physically capable of distinguishing. I wouldn't really call that artistic license.
 
2014-05-13 10:46:29 PM

Mytch: Mikey1969: That's awesome, but the Milky Way doesn't appear like that, even up at the North Rim where there is about as much nighttime light as a gas station, with the next closest light source being the South Rim, which is lit up like farking Vegas in comparison. More than a 'little artistic license' there, but it looks great.


Appear that way to whom? Or better yet, to what? That's what the Milky Way looks like, even if it doesn't appear that way. The photos are long exposures with a big lens to collect lots of light and bring out the details our own eyes are not physically capable of distinguishing. I wouldn't really call that artistic license.


If it isn't how it looks when you glance up anywhere on the planet, then he's ducking around with the image to create what he WANTS you to see.

... Otherwise known as 'artistic license'.
 
2014-05-14 12:07:32 AM
I should've never left Flagstaff, goddamnit.
 
2014-05-14 12:58:35 AM

markie_farkie: Too bad the rest of Arizona is so infested with farkwads and assholes....

Maybe if they all watched this they'd feel a little smaller, and maybe just a wee bit humbler.


Realize, you'll find this in every state, province, and country.
 
2014-05-14 03:31:12 AM

markie_farkie: Too bad the rest of Arizona is so infested with farkwads and assholes....

Maybe if they all watched this they'd feel a little smaller, and maybe just a wee bit humbler.


Says the guy from Texas? The only farkwads and assholes here are the old people that have nothing to do other than to hold onto their christian upbringing. I'm sure it's similar in many southern states. Or maybe I just live in Tempe and don't get exposed to that level of shiathead often.
 
2014-05-14 07:50:35 AM

Mikey1969: Mytch: Mikey1969: That's awesome, but the Milky Way doesn't appear like that, even up at the North Rim where there is about as much nighttime light as a gas station, with the next closest light source being the South Rim, which is lit up like farking Vegas in comparison. More than a 'little artistic license' there, but it looks great.


Appear that way to whom? Or better yet, to what? That's what the Milky Way looks like, even if it doesn't appear that way. The photos are long exposures with a big lens to collect lots of light and bring out the details our own eyes are not physically capable of distinguishing. I wouldn't really call that artistic license.

If it isn't how it looks when you glance up anywhere on the planet, then he's ducking around with the image to create what he WANTS you to see.

... Otherwise known as 'artistic license'.


This is semantics really, but what I mean is that he didn't change the Milky Way, that's what the Milky Way looks like. The lights in the image are created by the actual light from our galaxy. It's literally what the Milky Way looks like. It's no different than looking through a telescope - the telescope collects more light to allow us to see more and further than we do without out. If you look up without the telescope, you won't see it the same way. Those things are still quite real with or without a telescope or a camera.
 
2014-05-14 12:49:27 PM
And that's what my outdoor acid trip was like back in Arizona.
 
2014-05-14 12:52:44 PM

GypsyJoker: I should've never left Flagstaff, goddamnit.


Friend just moved there Sunday, having never lived there before (but visited many, many times).  Asked her, "is there snow on my Peaks?"

She said yes, and there is a 10% chance of snow this weekend.  Phoenix will be 105.  oh, that 2.5 hour drive...

/Sechrist Hall, what what? (when it was male only, now its coed.  oh the ass i could have just crushed.  oh.)
//Flag Brew, where you at?
///Beaver Street Brewery, holla atcha boy
 
2014-05-14 01:38:15 PM
rickythepenguin: Sechrist Hall, what what? (when it was male only, now its coed.)

Eight halls of balls, yo.
#Sechrist '99
 
2014-05-14 02:15:43 PM

Genesius: Eight halls of balls, yo.
#Sechrist '99



whoa dude.  98-99.  we might have crossed paths.  we you my slightly gayish RA?
 
2014-05-14 07:23:23 PM

rickythepenguin: GypsyJoker: I should've never left Flagstaff, goddamnit.

Friend just moved there Sunday, having never lived there before (but visited many, many times).  Asked her, "is there snow on my Peaks?"

She said yes, and there is a 10% chance of snow this weekend.  Phoenix will be 105.  oh, that 2.5 hour drive...

/Sechrist Hall, what what? (when it was male only, now its coed.  oh the ass i could have just crushed.  oh.)
//Flag Brew, where you at?
///Beaver Street Brewery, holla atcha boy


It frequently snowed on graduation, yeah.  :)

I was in Bury, with the rest of the "non-traditional" (read: old fark) students.

Didn't drink back then--alcoholic dad--so I never tried BSB while I was there.  My loss, big time.

I used to run the Friday night observing program at the campus observatory.  Seeing that dear old cast-iron scope out rusting in the elements brings a tear to the eye, no matter how they've upgraded the facility.

\NAU had/has *amazing* girls.  Goddamn.
\\lot of 'em were Mormon, though
 
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