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The Deep Photographic Guide to the
Constellations

Constellations are presented for all months of a year. Deep exposed and highly resolved color photographies show stars down to twelfth magnitude in a standard field of about 26 x 39 degrees. A variety of deep sky objects is seen in most constellations and presented as magnifications with description. The big images are intended to show the deep sky objects in their galactic environment and can be used as "real sky" finder charts for observers. Meanwhile, the list of 88 constellations is complete, however, a few updates with some improved images will follow.

Alphabetical index The Zodiac Slideshow of the
Constellations:
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Search engine All the Sky for all the Year



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Camelopardalis Ursa Major Ursa Minor Draco Cepheus Cassiopeia
Auriga Lynx
Leo Minor
Hercules Cygnus and Lyra Lacerta Perseus
Gemini Canes Venatici and Coma Berenices Bootes Vulpecula and Sagitta Pegasus Andromeda
Taurus Cancer Corona Borealis and Serpens (Caput) Aquila Pisces Aries and Triangulum
Orion Leo Virgo Scutum and Serpens (Cauda) Delphinus and Equuleus Cetus
Monoceros and Canis Minor Sextans and Hydra Ophiuchus
Libra
Capricornus Aquarius Eridanus
Lepus
Canis Major
Crater and Corvus Scorpius Sagittarius Piscis Austrinus Fornax
Puppis Vela Centaurus and Circinus Corona Australis and Telescopium Sculptor
Grus
Phoenix
Columba and Pictor
Caelum
Carina and Volans
Antlia and Pyxis
Lupus Triangulum Australe, Norma and Ara
Pavo
Indus and Microscopium Reticulum and Horologium
Dorado and Mensa Chamaeleon and Musca Crux Apus and Octans Tucana Hydrus




Wide angle images: All-Sky Fisheye images
The Constellations, visual
The Winter Hexagon
Winter constellations above the southern horizon
including Orion, Lepus, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Monoceros
Ursa Major and Ursa Minor
Ursa Major and Bootes
Hydra
Center of our Milky Way
including Scutum, Serpens (Cauda), Ophiuchus, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Corona Australis, Telescopium, Ara, Norma
Summer Triangle
including Cygnus, Lyra, Vulpecula, Sagitta, Equuleus, Delphinus, Aquila


Following images (JPEG) are presented for each constellation in a standard field of about 26 x 39 degrees:
  • Main image with 512 x 342 pixels (~100 kB).
  • Big image with higher resolution of 1024 x 683 pixels (~300 kB).
  • Big image with marked deep sky objects (~300 kB).
  • A visual view with reduced magnitudes and overlayed lines (~10kB). Else it is hard to see a constellation in a deep and sharp photography! (We don't use diffusers on principle.)
  • Special sections of the fully resolved image in a standard size of 3o x 3o (255 x 255 pixels). They contain the deep sky objects (each ~30 kB).
  • For some deep sky objects a telescope or telephoto lens image is available.
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© all photographs taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle

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