By Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion
A stroll in the course of the Southern Sky is a fantastically illustrated advisor to the celebrities and constellations of the southern hemisphere. via following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers should be capable of establish constellations without gear yet common sight and a transparent evening sky. This booklet presents transparent directions on the right way to ascertain big name sizes and the distances among stars, permitting readers to maneuver simply among constellations. The budding astronomer is brought to the secret and beauty of the southern sky because the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The 3rd variation of this magical ebook contains a new moon map, an up-to-date record of planet positions, extra illustrations and extra real looking big name maps. it really is a useful and lovely advisor for newbie stargazers, either old and young.
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Capella is 23 degrees from Aldebaran and A line from star 7 (Rigel) of Orion through from Castor. It is 10 degrees from Mirfak and star 3 leads to Pollux. 35 degrees from Betelgeuse. Test your ability to measure these distances. To locate Auriga Auriga, the Charioteer, is shaped like a kite. It lies north of the horns of Taurus. Capella is the sixth brightest star in the sky. Just below Capella are three faint stars, called the Kids (baby goats). 4 8 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 COLUMBA Adhara CANIS MAJOR LEPUS ERIDANUS Sirius Zaurak Rigel 7 6 8 Cursa 3 5 MONOCEROS 4 CANIS MINOR 2 Menkar in CETUS ORION Hyades Pleiades 1 Procyon Betelgeuse Aldebaran TAURUS El Nath Pollux GEMINI PERSEUS Castor AURIGA Almak in ANDROMEDA Capella Mirfak Figure 26â•… Facing northÂ€– December, 10 pm A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 49 To locate Lepus, Columba and Cetus (Figure 27) ●● Menkar of Cetus.
If you then move at right angles from Tucana you reach the fairly 3 2 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 FigureÂ€17. PISCIS AUSTRINUS CAPRICORNUS Fomalhaut 5 2 4 1 1 GRUS INDUS 4 3 3 2 5 1 2 Peacock 1 3 PAVO TUCANA 4 Achernar Figure 17â•… Facing south and looking high upÂ€– September, 10 pm 5 GRUS 4 2 1 Alnair 3 1 Peacock TUCANA 1 PAVO Figure 18â•… A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 33 T he D iphd a – F o m a l h a u t– Ac he r n a r – Pe ac o c k t ri a n gl e s to see relationships of Diphda and Fomalhaut to Pegasus.
A line from star 2 of Canis Major through star 4 crosses Puppis to star 1 of Vela. To locate Puppis (Figure 21) ●● A line from Sirius through star 4 of Canis 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 4 4 VELA 5 3 3 8 2 5 6 2 7 False Cross PYXIS 2 1 CARINA 3 5 PUPPIS 6 1 5 4 1 CANIS MAJOR Canopus Adhara 3 4 1 Sirius 2 Figure 21â•… Facing south-westÂ€– April, 10 pm A wa l k t h r o u g h t h e h e a v e n sâ•… 39 T he Ri v e r E rid a n u s ( Fig u re 2 2 ) ●● It may be simpler to visualise the river by Best seen 9 pm November–March joining stars 1–2–3–4 to form a sinuous line The complete extent of Eridanus lies directly from Cursa to Achernar.
A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends by Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion