A walk through the southern sky: a guide to stars and by Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

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By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

What famous person is that? the place is the Southern go? Who used to be Orion? Answering those questions and plenty of extra, this publication becomes a vital touring better half for beginner astronomers heading in another country. Its specific simplified maps make it effortless to discover the constellations within the southern hemisphere skies, and the celebs inside them. transparent directions consultant the person on find out how to gauge sizes and distances, and flow simply among constellations. This new version has been up-to-date with extra mythology info, and an inventory of the planet positions as much as 2016. Of worth to every age, this publication introduces the styles of the starry skies in a memorable approach. No apparatus is required to exploit this useful advisor: except basic sight and transparent skies. superbly illustrated, this can be a fantastic creation to surprising stars that might have astronomers of all degrees observing on the skies comfortably.

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21 – Facing South-West - April 10 pm 4 4 VELA 5 3 3 8 5 6 2 2 7 False Cross PYXIS 2 1 CARINA 3 PUPPIS 6 5 1 5 4 Canopus 1 CANIS MAJOR Adhara 3 4 1 2 34 Sirius A walk through the heavens The Canis Major–Puppis–Carina (Canopus) relationship To locate Puppis (Fig. 21) ✶ Puppis may be visualized as a long-faceted diamond that lies between Canis Major, Vela and Carina. ✶ A line from Sirius through Star 3 of Canis Major points to the center of Puppis. ✶ Star 1 of Canis Major, Sirius, through Star 5 leads to Star 2 of Puppis.

38). Alphecca, Star 3, is called The Jewel in the Crown. The six other stars are very faint. ✶ Follow the curve of the handle of Ursa Major to Arcturus, the first bright star along that curve. ✶ A line from Antares of Scorpius through Star 1 of Scorpius leads in a very slight curve to Arcturus. See Fig. 30. ✶ Move from Arcturus to Star 3 of Bootes. Alphecca is just to the side of this star. ✶ Using Fig. 30, follow a line from Acrux (Star 1) of Crux through Star 2 of Crux leads across the sky to the very bright star Arcturus near the northern horizon.

A line from Acrux, Star 1 of Crux through Star 3 of Crux leads through Corvus and then to Denebola, the tail of Leo. See Fig. 30. ✶ Form a triangle joining Arcturus of Bootes, Spica of Virgo and Denebola of Leo. ✶ A line from Betelgeuse of Orion to Procyon of Canis Minor leads in a slight curve to Regulus. ✶ Leo lies under the bowl of Ursa Major and lies inside the curve formed by the handle of the Ursa Major, Arcturus, Spica and Kraz in Corvus. ✶ A line from Star 4 of Ursa Major through Star 5 crosses the neck of Leo to Regulus.

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