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Old 26-07-2019, 04:57 AM
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Which part of the sky is this ?

I ripped this image from the internet, I don't tell where.

Can one determine
* which part of the sky this is
* which (approximate) geolocation it is taken ?
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Old 26-07-2019, 05:47 AM
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Assuming it is recent, could be somewhere around Jupiter or Venus (brightest object on image)?
After determiing this detail, the location (latitude-wise) will be easier....
I am trying platesolver (astrobin) now...


OK, it says:
Resolution: 989x395
Astrometry.net job: 2818257
RA center: 118.425 degrees (118.425 is equivalent to 7h 53m 41.9s.)
DEC center: -12.003 degrees
Pixel scale: 177.473 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 177.198 degrees
Field radius: 26.250 degrees
Data source: Traveller


OK, the bright opbject is Sirius.


the image was taken from southern hemisphere...
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Old 26-07-2019, 06:33 AM
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Old 26-07-2019, 06:38 AM
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I think it is not from SP, the horizon on photo is not parallel to celestial equator (see screen shot from CdC, settings for Melbourne).
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I think it is not from SP, the horizon on photo is not parallel to celestial equator (see screen shot from CdC, settings for Melbourne).
https://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/spwebcam.cfm


OP's shot might not be from a webcam though
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Old 26-07-2019, 06:59 AM
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You may be right... I did not orient the CdC chart properly.
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Old 26-07-2019, 07:35 AM
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Here's the actual feed:
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/spo/livecamera.html
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