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Boötes – The Herdsman
Bootes - The Herdsman
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Objects visible in this photo include:

  • The six named stars in Boötes: Arcturus, Izar, Muphrid, Seginus, Nekkar, and Alkalurops.
At magnitude -0.05, Arcturus is the fourth brightest star in the sky.

Location: Young's Farm Observing Site (YFOS) in central New Hampshire. YFOS is the dark sky site of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.
Camera: Pentax ME
Lens: 50mm f/1.7 lens at f/2.8
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film
Exposure: 8 minutes, tracked with motor-driven barn door camera mount.

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