I went out early this morning to look at the stars as they wheeled above Ullswater. It was rather chilly but well worth it in the end.
First of all I looked at Orion jumping over the fells –
Then I looked at the Pleiades and then the Pleiades & Jupiter –
Finally I turned the camera towards Cassiopeia, Perseus and Andromeda –
Here’s a full size segment from this photograph of Andromeda –
It’s hard to imagine that the little fuzzy blur actually contains around one trillion stars, not that I counted them myself you understand.