Fletcher Photos - Constellation Big Dipper
Ursa Major, "The Big Dipper"

Kodak Pro 400 PPF - 6 x 7 cm medium format camera, 90mm lens - 2 negatives

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 Ursa Major, better known as The Big Dipper clearly shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "the dipper" - enlarged in their true color.

The Big Dipper is actually just the tail section of Usa Major, "The Great Bear", which is a very large constellation that outlines the shape of a bear. -

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