Fletcher Photos - Constellation Little Dipper
Ursa Minor, "The Little Dipper"

Kodak Pro 400 PPF - 6 x 7 cm medium format camera, 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 Ursa Minor, better known as The Little Dipper clearly shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "the dipper" - enlarged in their true color.

The star at the tail of The Little Dipper is Polaris, The North Star. Anyone under a dark night sky can always orient themselves to North by finding this constellation.

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