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Milky Way And Boreal Constellation
Out of this World

A constellation is a group of stars in the celestial sphere that close enough gave the imaginary appearance of a figure on the celestial vault. A constellation is an particular asterism. In the sky, the stars of a constellation are very distant from each other but appear grouped into figures, so that the constellation has no proper distance. Western constellations are grouped into two parts, dividing the sky more or less in the two hemispheres, the austral sky to the south and the boreal sky to the north. The boreal constellations are the oldest and correspond to plane of sky visible from regions of the Mediterranean by the ancient astronomers.

The southern constellations were named by western astronomers after the fifteenth century. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) divides the sky into 88 constellations official with precise boundaries, so that each point in the sky belongs to a constellation. Man is fascinated by this cosmic scene that represents the sky observed without any artificial lighting. The stars all seem to hang at the same distance from the earth. The sky changes day and night throughout the year. At first sight the sky is dotted with thousands of bright and glitter stars.    
In theory, you could see a single glance about 3800 stars in reality only about 2600 are visible due to stray light. It is the rotation of the Earth creates the horizon bisecting the celestial sphere. To the pole, all the stars revolve around the zenith, in parallel to the horizon. At the equator all the stars rise and set, the celestial poles are on the horizon. Therefore, all the stars from one pole to the other are visible at certain moments of the year. At midlatitudes some stars are circumpolar  or always above the horizon while others wake up and lie down.

This is my reconstruction of the sky, I hope I have made no mistakes, in which case you must declare to me and forgive me :)

assistant: Piero Iezzi
photo: Zeiss Batis 18mm
original size 25000x12500


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Copyright: Flaviodmt76
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15000x7500
Taken: 01/07/2016
Uploaded: 16/02/2017


Tags: stars; constellations; boreal; milky; way; night; exterior; nature; mountains; out_of_this_world
More About Out of this World

The planet Earth has proven to be too limiting for our awesome community of panorama photographers. We're getting an increasing number of submissions that depict locations either not on Earth (like Mars, the Moon, and Outer Space in general) or do not realistically represent a geographic location on Earth (either because they have too many special effects or are computer generated) and hence don't strictly qualify for our Panoramic World project.But many of these panoramas are extremely beautiful or popular of both.So, in order to accommodate our esteemed photographers and the huge audience that they attract to 360Cities with their panoramas, we've created a new section (we call it an "area") called "Out of this World" for panoramas like these.Don't let the fact that these panoramas are being placed at the Earth's South Pole fool you - we had to put them somewhere in order not to interfere with our Panoramic World.Welcome aboard on a journey "Out of this World".

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