Incredible imagery of The Big Dipper

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Bad Astronomer Phil Plait offers up a very high-resolution image of the Big Dipper by astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo. (Best to see it enlarged.) 

“I’ve seen the Big Dipper thousands of times, perused it by eye, with binoculars, and through a telescope. And yet, even in a wide-field picture like this, there are still treasures to be found there,” writes Plait. “Just because something is familiar doesn’t necessarily mean you truly know it.”

Via Ghost in the Machine.

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