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One of the most recognizable constellations in our night sky, the 7 main stars which form the Plough stand out pretty well in the northern hemisphere, look a bit closer and you can see more, a "larger bear", the Latin translation for Ursa Major, something like 13 stars to form one constellation.

On this night, all the stars in the Big Dipper shone brightly, but with a longer exposure even more stars become visible, which kinda makes the other 7 stars of the plough get lost amongst all the other background stars, the image didnt come out as well as intended but i shall upload it anyway.

Brand:Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2011 - 8:12 PM
Focal Length:21mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:212sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Ursa Major
Username:AlexandraSD AlexandraSD
Uploaded:21 Nov 2011 - 12:54 PM
Tags:Big dipper, Constellation, Long exposure, Night sky, Specialist / abstract, The plough, Ursa major
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 - 4:08 AM

Beautiful shot! The sky looks magical! IB

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