Fletcher Photos - Constellation Sagittarius
"The Constellation Sagittarius -
The Archer"

Kodak Pro 400 PPF - 6 x 7 cm Pentax 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. With this mapping the imaginative shapes and legends of the constellations were created.

This photo of the constellation Sagittarius shows, enlarged in their true color, the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of a centaur - half man, half horse - with a drawn bow. In modern times, it is more often described as a "teapot" complete with handle and spout. This photo also reveals deep detail in this region of the sky including many deep space nebulae and star clusters. The cloud-like structure divided by numerous dark lanes & patches is the Milky Way as we look in the direction of our galaxies center. The Milky Way is the accumulated glow of 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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