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PICTURE OF THE DAY

This image shows our North Star, Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris) and the galactic cirrus that surrounds it.

The sky around Polaris

This image shows our North Star, Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris) and the galactic cirrus that surrounds it. Look closely and you’ll also spot the ancient globular cluster NGC 188. (SBIG ML-8300 CCD camera, 135mm Canon lens at f/2.5, LRB image with exposures of 144, 180, and 120 minutes, respectively)

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