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APOD

Salvete,

this thread will collect my translations of Astronomy Picture of the Days explanatory texts. Corrections are welcome.

So, here's the first in this thread:

NGC 7331 ET ULTERIUS (18 DECEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141218.html

NGC 7331, galaxia spiralis magna et pulchra, saepe Viae Lacteae nostrae persimilis esse dicitur. NGC 7331, quae circiter quinquaginta milliones (50,000,000) annorum luce mensorum in constellatione Pegasi abest, maturê quidem nebula spiralis esse cognita est. ...
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(Hopefully) a daily journal. Please correct!

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Ἰωήλ ὀνομάζουσι με καὶ ἐν πόλει οἰκῶ σὺν τῇ γυναικί Ἅννᾳ. οὐκ ολίγον χρώνον πρὶν ἐγημάμεν. οἶκος ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐχόντων ἀλλὰ μισθοῦμεθα. μανθάνω τὴν γλῶτταν ἑλληνικήν. ὁ ἀνὴρ σήμεραν ἦν "πῶς ἔμαθες γλῶτταν τις;" ἦν δ’ ἐγὼ "πολλὰ βίβλια ἀναγιγνώσκω καὶ μανθάνων."
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APOD: 2014 December 3

Salvete,

today's APOD-translation offers supernova remnants and an emission nebula:

SHARPLESS 249 ET NEBULA MEDUSAE (3 DECEMBRIS 2014)

Nebula Medusae, quae luce debilis et difficilis visu est, in hâc imagine telescopicâ amoenâ, ex nonnullis picturîs compositâ, capta est. Duae stellae clarae, Mu et Eta Geminorum, in pede Geminorum caelestium sitae, locum huius conspectûs designant. Nebula Medusae est dorsum emissionis lucis clarum et arcui simile cum flagellîs dependentibus, quod ad dextram centri et inferius videtur. ...
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APOD: 2014 December 2

Salvete,

Here follows today's APOD-translation. I'm somewhat unsure about the correct way to translate expanding/expansion/to expand. Even less about my rendition of "bow shock." Any idea?

ETA CARINA ET NEBULA HOMUNCULI INCREBRESCENS (2 DECEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141202.html

Quomodo systema stellare Eta Carinae hanc insolitam nebulam increbrescentem creavit? Nemo certê scit. Centum septuaginta (170) circiter annos abhinc systema stellare australe Eta Carinae nescio quâ de causâ systema stellare clarissimum totius ...
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APOD: 2014 December 1

Salvete omnes,

I had to rush through today's translation of the APOD (Astronomical Picture of the Day). I hope it still works:

STELLAE ET COLUMNAE PULVERIS IN NGC 7822 A "WISE" VISAE (1 DEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141201.html

Stellae iuvenes calidaeque et pilae cosmicae gasii in NGC 7822 coartari videntur. Haec regio ardens generationis stellarum circa tria milia (3,000) annorum luce mensorum (a.l.m.) abest, in margine nubis molecularis immanis, quae ...
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APOD: 2014 November 30

Salvete,

today's APOD-translation deals with a dust pillar in the Large Magellanic Cloud:

HIPPOCAMPUS IN MAGNA NUBE MAGELLANICA (30 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141130.html

Fortasse speciem hippocampi pascentis praebet, sed res atra ad dextram partem imaginis versum reapse est pila pulveris fumosi, quae longitudine circa viginti (20) annos luce mensos patet. Haec structura pulveris insolitê conformata in Magnâ Nube Magellanicâ vicinâ nostrâ sita est, quae regio generationis stellarum proxima est ...
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APOD: 2014 November 29

Salvete!

Today's APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) was an especially tough nut to crack. I almost bailed out. This is what I got:

67P 3D (29 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141129.html

Exprome vitra ocularia vitriis rubro caeruleoque colore praedita et pendê prope cometam! Cum "Philae", modulus spatialis descensionis navigationis speculatoriae nomine "Rosetta", diê duodecimô (12) mensis Novembris ad nucleum cometae 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko laberet, instrumentô photographicô ROLIS usus est ad ...
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APOD: 2014 November 28

Salvete,

yet another stab at translating an APOD (Astronomical Picture of the Day):

EFFIGIES NEBULAE NGC 281 (28 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141128.html

Si nubem cosmicam, numerô NGC 281 in catalogum redactam, spectes, fortasse coacervationem stellarum apertam non advertas. Sunt autem huius coacervationis stellae iuvenes gravesque intrâ nebulâ exortae, cuius radiatio ardorem nebulae efficit. Figurae conspicuae in hâc effigiê nebulae NGC 281 sunt columnae sculptae et globuli pulveris densi, quae sub ...
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APOD: 2014 November 27

Salvete!

I found the translation of today's APOD rather difficult, especially when trying to come up with words for "calibration" etc. For what it's worth, here is my stab at a translation:

EUROPA GALILEI RECREATA (27 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141127.html

Cum siderale instrumentum speculatorium "Galileus" decenniô nonô saeculi undevicesimi exeunte systema Ioviale pervolaret, conspectûs mirificos Europae photographicê reddidit. Etiam signa detexit, secundum quae huius lunae superficies glacialis oceanum profundum celet. ...
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APOD: 2014 November 26

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

MUTUI EVENTUS IONIS ET CALLISTONIS (26 NOVEMBRIS 1995)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141126.html

Haec series imaginum telescopiô intra viginti quattuor (24) minuta in San Pietro Polesini, Italiâ, factarum et ordine temporis servatô a summâ ad infimam seriem depictarum occultationem Ionis Callistone, quae duo ex satellitibus Galilaeis sunt, sequitur. Propositum observationum est haud ...
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