Assos All-Sky View

By: Tunc Tezel


Region: Middle East

Site: Assos - Turkey

Date: 2009 June 27

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The Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine in this all-sky view from the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins. Also known as Behramkale it is located in Canakkale province of Turkey, close to the westernmost point of Asia. Asos was founded about 3000 years ago. The settlers built a Doric Temple to Athena on top of the crag in 530 BC. From this temple Hermias of Atarneus, a student of Plato, ruled Assos, when the city experienced its greatest prosperity. Aristotle also lived here and opened an Academy.
Click on the star-pattern icon above the image to see the constellation lines and star names. Tunc Tezel

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