Fletcher Photos - Constellation Cassiopeia
"The Constellation Cassiopeia"

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 Cassiopeia shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "the queen", usually seen as a large "W", enlarged in their true color. It also reveals deep detail in this region of the sky including many deep space nebulae and star clusters. The cloud-like structure is the Milky Way which is the glow of accumulated starlight from the billions of distant stars in 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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