|"The Constellations Bootes & Corona Borealis"
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 encompasses two constellations; Bootes, The Herdsman - the kite shaped group of stars - and Corona Borealis, The Northern Crown -a semicircle arc of stars to the left of Bootes. The photo shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shapes of the constellations - enlarged in their true color.
The large yellow-orange star is Arcturus. It is just 37 light years away making it one of the closest bright stars to us.
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