Monday, January 8, 2007

THE DIPPERS

The Big Dipper and the Little Dipper from the Astronomy Picture of the Day website. I have managed to see the Little Dipper a time or three. We live next to a hill which takes out about half the sky and hills on the horizon all around us. I suspect this shot is enhanced. The Little Dipper has never looked this good and Polaris, the North Star, isn't that bright a star. But, it's a really pretty shot.

2 comments:

toonguykc said...

That photo looks slightly "enhanced".  I've seen the dippers in the middle of a pitch black Kansas prairie and they didn't look that sharp.  I wish they did though.

Russ

tenyearnap said...

A little enhancement can make for a great picture. I like it a lot.