Archive For The “Constellations” Category

Aries

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Aries

  Meaning: The Ram Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: γ Arietis double star Messier objects: None Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: air’ eeze Associated Asterisms: The Northern Fly % of the sky: 1.07% Visible Stars: 28 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 Aries sits quietly between Pisces,…

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Cygnus

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Cygnus

Meaning: The Swan Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: The Milky Way NGC7000 North American Nebula NGC6826 Blinking Planetary Messier objects: M29 [6.6] Open Cluster M39 [5.5] Open Cluster Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: sig’ nus Associated Asterisms: The Summer Triangle, the Northern Cross % of the…

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Gemini

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Gemini

Meaning: The Twins Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Castor and its companion stars Messier objects: M35 [5.3] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: gem’ in eye Associated Asterisms: The Heavenly G, The Winter Octagon, The Winter Oval % of the sky: 1.245% Visible Stars: 47 stars brighter…

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Triangulum

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Triangulum

Meaning: The Triangle Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: M33 Triangulum Galaxy Messier objects: M33 [5.8] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: try ang’ yoo lum Associated Asterisms: None % of the sky: 0.32% Visible Stars: 12 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 Triangulum sits in a small area…

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Orion

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Orion

Meaning: The Hunter Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Betelgeuse Orion Nebula Horsehead Nebula Messier objects: M42 [4.0] M43 [9.0] M78 [8.3] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: or eye’ on Associated Asterisms: The Belt, The Butterfly, The Winter Triangle/Oval/Octagon, The Rake, The Sword, The Three Kings, Venus’…

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