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Pillars of Hope?

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by dr ski, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. dr ski

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    Last night during my observing session I noticed that there were bright spotlights coming from Dumaguete and Valencia. I wondered 'WTF?" since there is a quarantine/lock-down/curfew in effect to keep us safe. After a little internet research I found that these lights were to honor the Front-liners in the futile war against that nasty virus. Being the opportunist that I am, I decided to put my fish-eye lens to good use after I wiped it down with a 70% alcohol solution and said a prayer.
    Here you see the lights from Dumaguete in the East and Valencia in the West merging at my meridian (the imaginary line that runs north-south in the sky):
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    I also happened to catch the International Space Station traversing the sky:
    (facing SW)
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    Finally, a shot of the lights from Valencia illuminating the night sky between the Big Dog (Canis Major) and the Hunter (Orion):
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    This was very nice to watch from my vantage point!
    I even put the telescopes away!
     
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    Amazing pictures, I hope you don't mind that I borrowed that last one to post on my FB page (or course with full credit given to the source).
     
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    Not a problem!
     
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