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By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

What famous person is that? the place is the Southern go? Who was once Orion? Answering those questions and plenty of extra, this ebook turns into an important touring significant other for beginner astronomers heading in a foreign 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 how one can gauge sizes and distances, and stream simply among constellations. This new version has been up to date with extra mythology details, and an inventory of the planet positions as much as 2016. Of worth to every age, this publication introduces the styles of the starry skies in a memorable means. No gear is required to exploit this functional consultant: except common sight and transparent skies. fantastically illustrated, this is often a fantastic creation to strange stars that might have astronomers of all degrees observing on the skies conveniently.

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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.

47 A walk through the heavens Fig. 28 – Facing North - January 10 pm Achernar Canopus Ankaa ERIDANUS Adhara LEPUS Diphda Sirius CETUS Rigel 6 7 8 Mira 3 5 4 ORION Menkar 2 Procyon 1 Betelgeuse Aldebaran Hyades Pleiades GEMINI Pollux PERSEUS Castor Capella Mirfak 48 AURIGA A walk through the heavens Orion’s encirclement (Fig. 28) ✶ The northern area of Orion is surrounded by five very bright stars. 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.

They are very faint and unimportant except for Hydrus and Star 1 of Musca. Achernar is a bright star that is approximately four fully extended hand spans from Crux. Notice the relationship between Octans and the South Celestial Pole. 0 or dimmer 23 A walk through the heavens Fig. 15 – Facing south and looking high up - June 10 pm 1 2 1 Zubenelgenubi 2 Antares LIBRA 3 5 3 4 SCORPIUS Shaula 6 7 13 5 12 4 NORMA 8 14 11 1 3 1 2 10 LUPUS 2 5 CENTAURUS ARA 2 3 3 3 1 4 2 4 2 Hadar Rigil Kentaurus Atria 3 3 2 1 1 CIRCINUS TRIANGULUM AUSTRALE 1 5 9 1 2 MUSCA 24 5 CRUX 4 3 6 5 8 6 4 7 A walk through the heavens The Centaurus–Lupus–Ara–Libra– Scorpius relationship (Fig.

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