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The constrellation Casseopeia, in the Milky Way.  Details from this image are below, including a fascinating example of the size and brightness of stars.
The two brightest stars in the image above are the lazy leg of Casseopeia.  The red arows point to identifiable star clusters which can be seen in this shot (some of them just barely!).  The box shows the seven stars discussed in the size and distance lesson below. 


You can only make out 5 stars in the first of these three images, but the two at the top right are composed of two stars each, giving them a more oval shape.  The labeled picture is clipped from CyberSky 4, which is also my reference for magnitude and distance.  The third image is a crude render made with a 3D modelling suite (MoRay and POVRay).  The white triangle at the top right of the render is the tip of a cone which is above the closest star, the bottom one of the pair at the right, a mere 204 Light Years (LY) away from earth.  The reason I had to mark it becomes clear in the following images.
I positioned my "stars" in the render a distance from the camera proportional to the distance of the actual stars from earth, and then changed their sizes so that their apparent size approximated their magnitude (brightness-higher number is dimmer).  Of course, brightness doesn't equal size, but it does a good job of illustrating my point.  These stars all lie within 20 minutes (or a third of a degree) of the same line pointed straight out from earth through the center of the picture.  That line is over 3000 light years long, and look what happens when I move my camera to (roughly) a right angle to that line, and back it away far enough to get all seven stars in the frame!  The star closest to earth just plain old disappears!  In the last image, then, I went back to the original camera angle, but moved all the stars to a distance of 250 light years.  As you can see, if all of those stars were a mere 250 light years away, the huge one would be swallowing all the others.

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