Winter southern sky

Winter Southern sky with the bright constellations – Orion, Taurus, Gemini, and rising Canis Major. On the left side there is well seen the brightest star of the sky, Sirius, nearby on the right distinguishes clearly the famous Orion belt created by three stars – Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. There are also seen two red giants – Betelgeuse to the left, and – to the right – Aldebaran, wandering on the background of the Hyades – opened star cluster. On the upper left side of the photo, there are two bright stars of the Gemini – Pollux, and Castor.

Ⓒ Bogumił Hoder
Ⓒ Bogumil Hoder

Photo data:

– location: North hemisphere, Central Europe;
– latitude: N 51° 56′ 24.00″;
– longitude: E 15° 29′ 24.00″;
– direction: South-West;
– time: 07.02.2011, 9:00 a.m.;
– camera: Nikon D700, f/5,6, shutter speed 30 s, ISO-6400, 14 mm.

Ⓒ Bogumil Hoder