Monday, February 6, 2017

CANOPUS Taken by project nightflight on March 5, 2016 @ La Palma, Spain



Canopus is the second brightest star as seen from Earth and the brightest star in the constellation Carina. It is visible in the evening sky on the northern hemisphere starting February. Due to its far southern declination, however, it can only be observed from latitudes up to about 35 degrees north. This includes the American South and, in Europe, the Canary Islands. Canopus is a bright, slightly bluish giant star with a visual brightness of almost -1 magnitudes. That makes it easily visible to the naked eye.

In our image Canopus culminates over a volcano mountain range on La Palma island shortly after sunset. We used a diffusor filter to enhance the appearance of Canopus.

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