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OBSERVER: Ola Karlsson
COMPOSER: Ola Karlsson
DATE: 23 Mars 2014
POSITION: AZ: 080 00 00 ALT: 75 00 00
EXPOSURE TIME: 9x15s, combined
Ursa Major is a circumpolar northern constellation, partly going through zenith. In greek mythology the constellation is connect4ed to one of Zeus women hunting stories. In it are also Bootes and Ursa Minor. The constellation is high in the sky in April evenings but can be seen during any time of the year. However, during the months centered on August the Ursa Major is to the north while dark, and during the summer it is only the part called the "The big dipper" which is clearly visible. The central part of the spiral galaxy M81 can bee seen in the image. This image is a combination of two.

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