Archive For The “Constellations” Category

Auriga

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Auriga

Meaning: The Charioteer Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Capella – 6th brightest star Messier objects: M36[6.3] M37[6.2] M38[7.4] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: or eye’ guh Associated Asterisms: The Kids, the Winter Oval, the Winter Hexagon % of the sky: 1.59% Visible Stars: 47 stars brighter…

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Taurus

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Taurus

Meaning: The Bull Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: The Hyades; The Pleiades; Messier objects: M1 Crab Nebula[9.6] M45 Pleiades[1.6] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: tor’ us Associated Asterisms: The Hyades, The V, The Winter Oval % of the sky: 1.93% Visible Stars: 98 stars brighter than…

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Pisces

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Pisces

Meaning: The Fishes Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Uranus; Messier objects: M74 Phantom Galaxy[9.6] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: pie’ seez Associated Asterisms: The Circlet % of the sky: 2.16% Visible Stars: 50 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 Pisces is the 14th largest constellation and contains…

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Perseus

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Perseus

Meaning: The Hero, the founder of Mycenae Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: The Double Cluster; Messier objects: M34 Open Cluster[5.5] M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula[10.1] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: pur’ see us Associated Asterisms: The Large Dipper % of the sky: 1.49% Visible Stars: 65 stars…

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Andromeda

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Andromeda

Meaning: The Princess of Ethiopia, the Chained Woman Print out the star map from Free Star Charts Things to look for: The Andromeda Galaxy, M31, the most distant object visible with the naked eye; Almach (γ And) is a multiple star system with striking orange and blue brighter components. Messier objects: M31 Andromeda Galaxy[3.4] M32…

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