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#1 Philip Pugh

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 08:43 AM

As is quite common, this photograph was a by-product of a meteor search. This was the best of four images from April 29th. On the top left is Ursa Minor (the little bear), including Polaris, the Pole Star. Although it does not show all of the constellation of Draco, it shows most of it, with the dragon's head to the lower right.


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Posted 02 May 2022 - 09:35 AM

Thanks, Phillip! :)

I think images like this are important.  Taking this one and comparing it to the charts in my S&T Pocket Sky Atlas, I get a better sense of the relationship between the various constellations in that area.  I had to go to several on the charts to cover all the stars in this one image and helped me understand how they all fit together better.

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