Fletcher Photos - Constellation Canis Major
"Canis Major, The Dog Constellation"

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 Canis Major shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "The Great Dog" enlarged in their true color. The bright star at the dog's shoulder is the well known Sirius, which is the brightest star in the sky.

Canis Major is the dog of Orion, the hunter, and is just East of the constellation Orion. Star cluster M35 is seen in the center of the photo. -

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