The Dippers


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The Big and Little Dippers are probably two of the first patterns learned by northern hemisphere observers. The Little Dipper would have been a rather unimportant pattern except for the fact that Polaris, the pole star is located at the end of its handle, and the Big Dipper's two end stars point at Polaris. Officially, these patterns are not constellations, but rather just parts of the official constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, respectively.
 
Technical data:
Lens:   Nikon 35mm @ f/4
Mount: Kenko SkyMemo
Guider: none
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 30 minutes
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