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Big Dipper and City Lights

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Mount Uludag - Turkey

Date: 2009 October 12

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In search of dark sky, the photographer took an evening road trip. After driving the winding road up Uludag, a 2500-meter high mountain near Bursa, Turkey, he was rewarded with this view of the Big Dipper above the lights of Bursa. Uludag's elevation makes it possible to see the town of Gemlik, 30 km to the north, by the coast of Marmara Sea. In rare clear conditions even Istanbul, 100 km to the north, can be seen.
Click on the star-pattern icon above the image to see the constellation lines and names of the towns. Tunc Tezel

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