How many stars can you see when you look in the region under the handle of The Plough/Big Dipper?  Chances are only one shows up – this one – Cor Caroli in the constellation Canes Venatici.  In this image North is to the right.  Image processed by Noel Carboni who expertly removed a rather nasty lens flare caused by Cor Caroli – and photons grabbed by Greg Parker at the New Forest Observatory.

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