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By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

ISBN-10: 1107698987

ISBN-13: 9781107698987

A stroll throughout the Southern Sky is a superbly illustrated consultant to the celebs and constellations of the southern hemisphere. by means of following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers should be in a position to determine constellations with out apparatus yet common sight and a transparent evening sky. This booklet offers transparent directions on the best way to make sure celebrity sizes and the distances among stars, permitting readers to maneuver simply among constellations. The budding astronomer is brought to the secret and beauty of the southern sky because the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The 3rd variation of this magical ebook includes a new moon map, an up to date checklist of planet positions, extra illustrations and extra real looking famous person maps. it truly is a useful and gorgeous consultant for newbie stargazers, either old and young.

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Sirius approximately 10 degrees to a faint hazy is about 15 degrees from star 6 (Saiph) of cluster of stars, the Pleiades. Orion. Aldebaran is 15 degrees from star 2 ●● Move from Mirfak of Perseus and then southward along the curve of Perseus to the (Bellatrix) of Orion. Pleiades. To locate Procyon in Canis Minor This is a bright star 25 degrees in a northerly To locate Achernar and Canopus direction from Sirius. You may notice that the ●● Milky Way lies between Procyon and Sirius. Rigel (star 7) of Orion leads in a straight line The Summer Triangle (Winter Triangle in the Northern Hemisphere) is an equilateral triangle joining Betelgeuse of Orion, Sirius of Canis Major and Procyon of Canis Minor.

Bright star in a relatively dark area of the sky (see Figure 35). Form a triangle joining them A line from star 4 of Grus through stars 1 and Star 2 of Indus is a faint star that is on a line between star 1 of Tucana and Peacock. ●● A line from Fomalhaut of Piscis Austrinus together. This triangle encloses Grus, and its through star 2 of Grus leads in a slight curve lines cross Indus and Tucana. to Peacock. One may draw a cur ve going from Fomalhaut through Grus, through Pavo, To locate Capricornus through Centaurus to the Southern Cross.

Illinois in the United States. That light had left Stars 1 and 5 of Bootes form a triangle with Cor Caroli. Arcturus in 1897! ●● ●● ●● Follow the curve of the handle of Ursa Major T o l o cat e C o r o n a B o re a l i s to Arcturus, the first bright star along that Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is a curve. charming constellation. It lies between Bootes A line from Antares of Scorpius through star and Hercules, but is closer to Bootes (see 1 of Scorpius leads in a very slight curve to Figure 38).

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