By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion
What famous person is that? the place is the Southern pass? Who used to be Orion? Answering those questions and plenty of extra, this booklet turns into an important touring spouse for newbie astronomers heading in another country. Its designated simplified maps make it effortless to discover the constellations within the southern hemisphere skies, and the celebs inside them. transparent directions advisor the person on how one can gauge sizes and distances, and movement simply among constellations. This re-creation has been up-to-date with extra mythology info, and a listing of the planet positions as much as 2016. Of worth to every age, this ebook introduces the styles of the starry skies in a memorable approach. No apparatus is required to take advantage of this useful advisor: except general sight and transparent skies. fantastically illustrated, this can be an incredible creation to surprising stars that would have astronomers of all degrees staring at on the skies comfortably.
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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. ✶ Form an equilateral triangle joining Denebola in Leo, Spica in Virgo and Arcturus. 51 A walk through the heavens Fig. 30 – Facing North - May 10 pm - Horizon for 25° S 1 CRUX 5 2 4 3 SCORPIUS CRATER Antares HYDRA CORVUS 3 Kraz 2 1 Zubenelgenubi Gienah Alphard Spica LIBRA SEXTANS Denebola Regulus 6 7 5 8 Arcturus 4 9 3 1 VIRGO COMA BERENICES LEO 2 BIG DIPPER 52 A walk through the heavens To locate Spica in Virgo (Fig.
To locate Hydra, the Water Snake This serpent, which was slain by Hercules, is the longest constellation in the sky, 100 degrees long. During autumn it extends across the sky south of Virgo, Corvus, Leo and Cancer. It actually cuts across Crater and Corvus. There is only one bright star – Alphard. ✶ A line from Star 4 of Leo through Star 6 (Regulus) leads directly to Alphard. 53 A walk through the heavens Spica Fig. 31 – Facing North - April 10 pm - Horizon for 25° S Regulus Denebola 6 LEO 5 7 8 9 4 1 Arcturus 3 2 Cor Caroli LEO MINOR LYNX BIG DIPPER 5 1 3 4 6 2 7 Fig.
Read about the Pleiades in the legends of Taurus and Ursa Major. 43 A walk through the heavens Fig. 26 – Facing North - December 10 pm COLUMBA LEPUS CANIS MAJOR ERIDANUS Sirius Zaurak Rigel 6 7 8 Cursa 3 5 MONOCEROS 4 Procyon 2 Menkar in CETUS 1 ORION Hyades Pleiades Betelgeuse CANIS MINOR Aldebaran TAURUS El Nath AURIGA GEMINI Pollux Castor PERSEUS Almak in ANDROMEDA Capella Mirfak 44 A walk through the heavens To locate Gemini (Fig. 26) Gemini forms a nice rectangle that includes the stars Pollux and Castor, which are frequently referred to as the Twins.