John French's Constellation Photos

John French's Constellation Photos!

These are photos I took with a Nikon Coolpix 885 digital camera. I put the camera on a tripod and set the camera to the bulb setting and held the shutter open for a few seconds.

Here's the Big Dipper. The photo was taken on April 11th 2002 from my back porch.
Big Dipper

This is a screen shot of a star chart from the program "Sky Map" showing stars as faint as 6th magnitude.
Big Dipper map

Here is a photo of Leo the Lion. Coma Berenices is visible in the upper left.

Here is a photo of Gemini the Twins. Jupiter is the bright "star" below Castor and Pollux. The rain gutter on the house is near the bottom of the photo.

This is Orion the Hunter.
Orion the Hunter

This is Canis Major, the Big Dog. Orion's sword is to the upper right.
Canis Major

This is the Moon above Saturn. Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus the Bull is in the lower left.
Moon and Saturn

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