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Contains:  The star Yildun (δUMi), The star ζUMi, The star εUMi, The star 5UMi, The star κDra, The star Thuban (αDra), The star Errai (γCep), The star Pherkad (γUMi), The star Kochab (βUMi), The star Polaris (αUMi), The constellation Ursa Minor (UMi), Part of the constellation Draco (Dra)
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Ursa Minor - The Polar Spur, 


Ursa Minor - The Polar Spur

Ursa Minor - The Polar Spur

Technical card

Resolution: 3353x2046

Dates:May 7, 2016

Frames: 175x180"

Integration: 8.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.74% job: 1160092

RA center: 218.921 degrees

DEC center: 82.178 degrees

Pixel scale: 40.668 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -96.127 degrees

Field radius: 22.181 degrees

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria


The Polar Spur is part of of a huge cloud system of interstellar dust, here crossing the north pole and Polaris. The nebula is very much stretched here and this results in a totally unfamiliar but nevertheless concise picture of the constellation Ura Minor.

Canon Eos6d at Iso 800 with Sigma 50mm Art at f/2.8 - 3min subframes on star adventurer.



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Ursa Minor - The Polar Spur,