Cancer, the Crab, sprawls across the picture to the left of center.
The most prominent part of the
constellation is the distorted box near center that enlcoses the
Beehive -- the Praesepe, with which the two flanking
stars to the left, the "aselli," make the "manger," the one to the
upper left Asellus Borealis, the one to the lower right Asellus Australis.
Immediately below the Beehive is bright Jupiter, which was moving
through the constellation when the picture was taken. Al Tarf is at right
center, above the ring of stars made by the head of
Hydra, the Water Serpent,
which is at lower right. Acubens (Alpha Cnc) is between Hydra's head
and the Beehive, while Kappa is just below Acubens.
The mulitple star Zeta Cnc is the brighter of the pair to the right
of the Beehive.
At lower left is Epsilon Leonis, which lies
at the west end of the Sickle of Leo, while to the
upper right is Pollux in Gemini.