A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars, by Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion

A stroll throughout the Southern Sky is a fantastically illustrated consultant to the celebrities and constellations of the southern hemisphere. by way of following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers may be capable of establish constellations with out gear yet general sight and a transparent evening sky. This booklet presents transparent directions on the best way to ascertain megastar 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 variation of this magical publication contains a new moon map, an up-to-date record of planet positions, extra illustrations and extra practical famous person maps. it really is a useful and lovely advisor for newbie stargazers, either old and young.

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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 line continues ●● ●● 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 Acamar COLUMBA Phact Diphda 3 LEPUS Arnab Zaurak CETUS 2 Rigel ERIDANUS Mira 6 7 8 Cursa 1 Menkar ORION 5 3 4 2 1 1 Hyades Betelgeuse Aldebaran ARIES Pleiades 3 TAURUS TRIANGULUM El Nath 2 PERSEUS ANDROMEDA Almak Mirfak Capella AURIGA Figure 27â•… Facing north€– December, 10 pm A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 51 O rio n ’ s e n cir cl e me n t ( Fig u re 2 8 ) ●● ●● The southern area of Orion is surrounded by The northern area of Orion is surrounded six prominent stars.

Or the belt of the Hunter. Star 1 is Betelgeuse and star 7 is Rigel. 4 4 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 Sirius 7 6 7° Saiph Rigel 8 4 ORION 5 Mintaka 3 Alnitak Alnilam 20° Procyon Bellatrix Betelgeuse 2 1 Figure 24â•… Facing north and looking high up€– January, 10 pm A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 45 Pat h way s f r o m O rio n To locate Taurus and its star clusters the Hyades and the Pleiades To locate Sirius in Canis Major (Figure 25) ●● Sirius is the brightest star in the sky.

A line from star 5 of Orion moving through to Achernar. ●● A line from star 3 through star 6 of Orion passes between Lepus and Canis Major to Canopus. Read about the Pleiades in the legends of Taurus and Ursa Major (page 102). 4 6 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 Canopus To Achernar Acamar COLUMBA Adhara LEPUS CANIS MAJOR Zaurak Sirius ERIDANUS Rigel 7 6 8 Cursa ORION 5 Menkar in CETUS 3 4 SUMMER TRIANGLE 2 1 Hyades Procyon Betelgeuse Aldebaran CANIS MINOR Pleiades TAURUS El Nath PERSEUS AURIGA GEMINI Pollux Castor Almak in ANDROMEDA Mirfak Capella Figure 25â•… Facing north€– December, 10 pm A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 47 To locate Gemini (Figure 26) ●● Gemini forms a nice rectangle that includes Mirfak of Perseus leads to the bright star the stars Pollux and Castor, which are frequently referred to as the Twins.

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