Fletcher Photos - Constellation Perseus

The Constellation Perseus,
"The Hero"

photo by Bill and Sally Fletcher

(Kodak Pro 400 PPF - 6 x 7 cm medium format camera w/ 90mm lens - 2 negatives stacked)

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

This photo of the constellation Perseus shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "The Hero - Son of Zeus" - enlarged in their true color. It also reveals deep detail in this region of the sky including many deep space nebulae and star clusters. Perseus lies near the plane of The Milky Way which is responsible for the gentle glow of faint star clouds mixed with darker patches of accumulated dust and non-luminous gases.

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

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