Argo Navis Constellation

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Argo Navis

This large constellation was one of the 48 constellations described by the ancient astronomer Ptolemy in his Almagest. It is the ship which Argus built for Jason and his crew, the Argonauts, to carry them on their quest for the Golden Fleece. In the 18th century the French astronomer Lacaille divded it into three smaller constellations, Carina the Keel, Puppis the Stern or Poop, and Vela the Sail.

Lens : Vivitar 28mm f4
Exposure : 30 Minutes. Diffuse filter used.
Film : Kodak Supra 400
Date : 27 December 2002
Guiding : Vixen GPDX
Location : Kaituna, Masterton, New Zealand