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Setting Winter Stars over Southern Turkey

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Elmali - Turkey

Date: 2010 March 16

In this starryscape from Lake Avlan near Elmali in Antalya province of Turkey, stars of the northern hemisphere's winter sky set in the west. Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky, is visible on the left. Constellation Orion is notable on its right, and then stands the V shape face of the celestial bull (Taurus), besides smaller figure of the Pleiades star cluster. At the image far right the W figure of constellation Cassiopeia is also visible. In the upper middle part of the picture Mars and two bright stars of Gemini are notable. Tunc Tezel

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