Is there a way to "highlight" Ursa major?

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Lyle Aldridge Senior Member • Posts: 1,101
Re: Is there a way to "highlight" Ursa major?

knutte wrote:

PS. What could be the bright star in upper left? Looked at my starchart but couldn't figure it out.

Definitely Arcturus. Beginners are taught to find and identify Arcturus by following the "arc" of the Big Dipper handle. It's a 1st magnitude star, much brighter than the Dipper stars, and made to look even brighter in this image because a lens aberration has smeared it considerably.

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