Fletcher Photos - Constellation Aquila
"The Constellation Aquila"

Kodak Pro 400 PPF - 6 x 7 cm medium format camera w/ 90mm lens

photo by Bill and Sally Fletcher

The stars of the night sky have been divided and mapped since ancient times. The results of this mapping are the imaginative shapes and legends of the constellations.

This photo of the constellation Aquila shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "the eagle" - enlarged in their true color. It also reveals deep detail in this region of the sky including many star clusters. The cloud-like structure divided by numerous dark patches is the Milky Way seen in deep photographic exposure. The Milky Way is the glow of accumulated starlight from the billions of distant stars that make up the disk of our galaxy.

This is a natural photographic technique with the various effects created during a single exposure of the film. -

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