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By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

A stroll during the Southern Sky is a fantastically illustrated consultant to the celebs and constellations of the southern hemisphere. via following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers can be capable of determine constellations with out apparatus yet general sight and a transparent evening sky. This publication offers transparent directions on the way to make certain famous person sizes and the distances among stars, permitting readers to maneuver simply among constellations. The budding astronomer is brought to the secret and sweetness of the southern sky because the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The 3rd version of this magical publication encompasses a new moon map, an up to date checklist of planet positions, extra illustrations and extra life like superstar maps. it's a useful and lovely consultant for newbie stargazers, either old and young.

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It then rambles southward to end at Achernar. ●● The only bright stars in the constellation are Cursa (star 1), Zaurak (star 2), Acamar (star 3) and Achernar (star 4). 4 0 â•… A Wa l k t h r o u g h t h e S o u t h e r n S k y Notice that Eridanus partially surrounds the faint constellation of Fornax. ORION Canopus COLUMBA LEPUS PICTOR Rigel 1 DORADO Cursa CAELUM RETICULUM Zaurak 2 ERIDANUS HOROLOGIUM 3 Acamar 4 Achernar FORNAX Menkar ERIDANUS Mira PHOENIX CETUS Ankaa Diphda Figure 22â•… Facing west€– January, 10 pm A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 41 G uid e s t o t he S o u t h Ce l e s t i a l P ol e ( S C P ) ( Fig u re 2 3 ) ●● ●● ●● Celestial Pole is the dim constellation and between Canopus and the SCP is Octans.

The tip of the southern horn of Taurus (star 3) to Phact of Columba. through Aldebaran (star 1) of Taurus curves Stars 6 and 7 of Orion form a triangle with slightly to Menkar in Cetus€– 25 degrees from Arnab in Lepus. Aldebaran. To locate Cetus This constellation has three fairly bright stars, Menkar (star 1), Mira (star 2, which is a variable star; its brightness fluctuates) and Diphda (star 3). 5 0 â•… A large right-angled triangle is formed by joining the Pleiades, Aldebaran of Taurus and A line from star 4 of Orion through star 8 leads to Arnab of Lepus.

This triangle encloses Grus, and its through star 2 of Grus leads in a slight curve lines cross Indus and Tucana. to Peacock. One may draw a cur ve going from Fomalhaut through Grus, through Pavo, To locate Capricornus through Centaurus to the Southern Cross. ●● Follow a curve from star 1 through star 5 of Grus to Capricornus. Pat h way s f r o m G r u s Before moving to the next section study the relationships formed by the triangle in To locate Tucana (Figures 17 and 18) ●● A line from star 2 of Grus, perpendicular to the bar 4–1–2 of Grus moving southward, touches star 1 of Tucana.

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