Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Corvus the Crow and Spica's Spanker

Corvus the Crow, with pointer stars toward Spica. Part of the shape resembles a kind of sail called a spanker, which gives the 4-star asterism the name "Spica's Spanker."

corvus the crow
15 sec, 18mm, ISO 400, f/4.5

1 comment:

  1. Lovely image, Eric. I saw this for the first time only a few days ago and was delighted to discover that this asterism was called Spica's Spanker as the resemblance to the sail is remarkable.