March 10, 2015 - A vertical sweep with a 15mm ultrawide lens from the horizon to past the zenith, taking in a large part of the

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March 10, 2015 - A vertical sweep with a 15mm ultrawide lens from the horizon to past the zenith, taking in a large part of the northern winter Milky Way. Orion is right of centre; Canis Major and Sirius (the night sky’s brightest star) are below and to the left of Orion. The second brightest star in the night sky, Canopus, is just above the southern horizon at right. Jupiter is the bright object at left, just left of the Beehive star cluster, M44, in Cancer. The Pleiades star cluster, M45, is at upper right in Taurus. The larger Hyades star cluster is below it. The small light dome on the horizon at left is from Las Cruces and El Paso. The bright glow at upper right is from the top of the zodiacal light cone in the western sky, a natural form of light pollution.