Bootes and Corona Borealis (Roll over image for labels)   HOME INDEX BACK NEXT

Bootes, the herdsman, is high in the sky during spring and summer evenings. Its brightest star, Arcturus, appears slightly orange or pink to the naked eye. To the east (left) of Bootes is the small constellation Corona Borealis, the northern crown.

Below is the same image, brightened to show many more stars, but as a result the constellation shapes are harder to recognize.

Image details:  2 images, each 30 seconds at ISO 1600, taken with a Canon 400D camera at a focal length of 18 mm.

July 2012