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By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

What superstar is that? the place is the Southern go? Who was once Orion? Answering those questions and plenty of extra, this ebook becomes an important touring significant other for newbie astronomers heading in another country. Its targeted simplified maps make it effortless to discover the constellations within the southern hemisphere skies, and the celebs inside them. transparent directions advisor the consumer on tips to gauge sizes and distances, and movement simply among constellations. This new version has been up to date with extra mythology info, and an inventory 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 advisor: except general sight and transparent skies. fantastically illustrated, this is often an awesome creation to unexpected stars that may have astronomers of all degrees staring at on the skies conveniently.

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Starting from Betelgeuse (Star 1) of Orion move to Procyon of Canis Minor and then in a curve through Pollux of Gemini, Castor of Gemini, Capella of Auriga, and then to Aldebaran of Taurus. ✶ The southern area of Orion is surrounded by six prominent stars. Starting from the belt of Orion move in a curve to Sirius of Canis Major, Canopus of Carina, Achernar of Eridanus, Ankaa of Phoenix, Diphda of Cetus, and Menkar of Cetus. Solidify a mental image of the stars encircling Orion. 49 A walk through the heavens Fig.

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.

Just below Capella are three faint stars, called the Kids (baby goats). ✶ An arc from Almak of Andromeda through Mirfak of Perseus leads to the bright star Capella. ✶ A walk from Star 4 of Orion going between Star 2 and Star 1, passes through El Nath of Taurus to Capella. Capella is 23 degrees from Aldebaran and from Castor. It is 10 degrees from Mirfak and 35 degrees from Betelgeuse. Test your ability to measure these distances. 45 A walk through the heavens Fig. 27 – Facing North - December 10 pm Acamar COLUMBA Phact Diphda 3 LEPUS Arnab Zaurak CETUS 2 Rigel ERIDANUS Mira 6 7 8 Cursa Menkar 3 ORION 1 5 4 2 1 1 Hyades ARIES Betelgeuse Aldebaran Pleiades 3 TRIANGULUM TAURUS El Nath 2 PERSEUS ANDROMEDA Almak AURIGA Mirfak 46 Capella A walk through the heavens To locate Lepus, Columba and Cetus (Fig.

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