Ursa Major and Minor


In the upper left is the Big Dipper, in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear). To the right is the Little Dipper, in Ursa Minor (the Little Bear). The foreground is illuminated by a gibbous moon.

Location: Four Peaks Road, Arizona.
Date: April 12, 2001.
Time: 1:42 a.m. MST.
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod.
Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 Professional slide (pushed one stop).
Focal length: 24 mm.
Aperture: f/2.8.
Exposure time: 2 minutes.
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000.

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Revised: July 23, 2004
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