Teapot In The Sky!

These are not some of my best shots, they are a bit out of focus, but they do show off the teapot asterism rather well.   The teapot lies to the south in our night sky right now,  and is always quite low on the horizon.  Its in one of the brightest spots in our milky way galaxy because it’s in the general direction of our galactic center so it makes for some good photographic opportunities with lots of nebulae and star clusters nearby.

What is an asterism you ask?  Well its a small grouping of stars that is not an officially recognized constellation.  Do you know any other asterisms?  Well, One of the most famous ones is the Big Dipper. That’s right the Big Dipper is NOT a constellation it’s actually a part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear.

teapot light

teapot light HL

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2 responses to “Teapot In The Sky!

  1. Wow, very cool. I hate living in a big city sometimes because I can only see one or two stars. I forget just how lit up the sky really is sometimes!

  2. Thanks! I live about 50 miles from the nearest city so there are plenty of stars on any given night. Funny how it always ends up being cloudy any time there is a big astronomical event happening. 🙂

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