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By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

What superstar is that? the place is the Southern move? Who used to be Orion? Answering those questions and lots of extra, this ebook turns into a vital touring spouse for beginner astronomers heading overseas. Its distinctive simplified maps make it effortless to discover the constellations within the southern hemisphere skies, and the celebs inside of them. transparent directions consultant the person on tips on how to gauge sizes and distances, and flow simply among constellations. This re-creation has been up to date with extra mythology info, and a listing of the planet positions as much as 2016. Of worth to every age, this ebook introduces the styles of the starry skies in a memorable manner. No gear is required to take advantage of this sensible consultant: except common sight and transparent skies. superbly illustrated, this is often an incredible advent to unexpected stars that would have astronomers of all degrees looking at on the skies very easily.

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Notice that Star 1 of Puppis is close to Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky and that moving from Canopus through Star 1 of Puppis goes to Star 2 of Puppis. 35 A walk through the heavens Fig. 22 — Facing West - January 10 pm ORION Canopus COLUMBA LEPUS PICTOR Rigel DORADO 1 Cursa CAELUM ERIDANUS Zaurak RETICULUM 2 HOROLOGIUM 3 Acamar FORNAX 4 Menkar Achernar Mira PHOENIX Ankaa CETUS Diphda 36 A walk through the heavens The River Eridanus (Fig. 22). Best seen 9 pm November to March The complete extent of Eridanus lies directly overhead at approximately 9 pm January 1.

Find the irregular diamond shape of Virgo. ✶ A line from Antares of Scorpius through Star 2 of Scorpius goes directly through Libra in a curve to Spica. ✶ Spica is part of an equilateral triangle with Arcturus, and Denebola of Leo. To locate Corvus ✶ Follow the curve of the handle of Ursa Major to Arcturus continuing past Spica to locate Kraz, which is Star 1 in Corvus. ✶ A line from Star 1 of Crux through Star 3 leads to Corvus and continues to Denebola of Leo. To locate Hydra, the Water Snake This serpent, which was slain by Hercules, is the longest constellation in the sky, 100 degrees long.

20 – Facing South-West and looking high up - September 10 pm CAPRICORNUS 5 GRUS MICROSCOPIUM 4 1 2 3 6 CORONA AUSTRALIS INDUS 5 7 8 1 2 TUCANA Peacock SAGITTARIUS 4 3 TELESCOPIUM PAVO SCORPIUS ARA NORMA TRIANGULUM AUSTRALE 2 3 CIRCINUS 1 LUPUS CENTAURUS 32 A walk through the heavens The Grus, Sagittarius, Scorpius and Lupus relationship (Fig. 20) Study the above relationship as well as the four constellations Microscopium, Corona Australis, Norma and Telescopium. These constellation are very faint and unimportant.

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