Archive For The “Constellations” Category

Eridanus

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Eridanus

  Meaning: The River Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Witch Head Nebula NGC1909   Messier objects: None Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: air uh day’ nus Associated Asterisms: None % of the sky: 2.76 Visible Stars: 79 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 You may have looked…

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Monoceros

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Monoceros

  Meaning: The Unicorn Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Rosette Nebula NGC 2244 Plaskett’s Star Hubble’s Variable Nebula Christmas Tree Cluster NGC 2264 Messier objects: M50 [] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: mon oss’ sir us Associated Asterisms: None % of the sky: 1.67 Visible Stars:…

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Lynx

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Lynx

  Meaning: The Lynx Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: NGC2419 Globular Cluster Messier objects: None Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: links Associated Asterisms: None % of the sky: 1.32 Visible Stars: 31 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 The final (almost) circumpolar constellation visible to the UK…

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Camelopardalis

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Camelopardalis

  Meaning: The Giraffe Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: IC342 [9.1] The Hidden Galaxy Messier objects: None Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: kam uh low par’ dah liss Associated Asterisms: None % of the sky: 1.835 Visible Stars: 45 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 Camelopardalis is…

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Lacerta

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Lacerta

  Meaning: The Lizard Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: The little W Messier objects: None Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: luh sir’ tuh Associated Asterisms: The Little W % of the sky: 0.49% Visible Stars: 23 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5 Lacerta is a small faint…

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