Archive For The “Celestial Objects” Category

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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Draco

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Draco

  Meaning: The Dragon Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Thuban – this used to be the North Star… in 2800BC Messier objects: None Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: dray’ koe Associated Asterisms: The Head, the Lozenge % of the sky: 2.63% Visible Stars: 79 stars brighter…

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Cancer

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Cancer

  Meaning: The Crab Print out the star map from Sky and Telescope Things to look for: Praesepe/ Beehive Cluster M44 Messier objects: M44 [3.7] M67 [6.1] Note: [x.x] indicates visual magnitude Pronunciation: kan’ sir Associated Asterisms: The Asses and the Manger % of the sky: 1.23 Visible Stars: 23 stars brighter than magnitude 5.5…

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