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Friday, November 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Auriga’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

This telescopic close-up shows off the otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also features two remarkable inhabitants of the cosmic pond of gas and dust above and left of center, the tadpoles of IC 410. The Tadpoles of IC 410 Image Credit & Copyright: Mark Hanson Explanation: This telescopic close-up shows off the otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also features two remarkable inhabitants of the cosmic pond of gas ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 9, Moon can guide you to objects

Sky Tonight—April 9, Moon can guide you to objects in Taurus and Gemini

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s moon shines near the border of the constellations Taurus the Bull and Gemini the Twins. This slender moon in the western sky can guide your eye to objects in both constellations. Grab your binoculars, and let’s go outside! Top tips for viewing the night sky with ordinary binoculars As seen from North America this evening, the moon will be next to the faint cluster of stars known as M35, ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 8, Star Capella and a heavenly

Sky Tonight—April 8, Star Capella and a heavenly Chariot fly west at nightfall

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org As darkness falls, there are several ways to distinguish the brilliant star Capella from the other bright stars in the western half of the sky. Capella, the northernmost first-magnitude star, is the farthest bright star to your right as you are facing west. In addition, Capella looks yellow, like our sun. Moreover, Capella has a famous trio of starlets accompanying her, dubbed “The Kids.” Capella: ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight— October 8, Close-up on

EarthSky Tonight— October 8, Close-up on constellation Auriga the Charioteer

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here’s a close-up look at the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Its brightest star is called Capella. This constellation and its brightest star are easy to identify in the northeast by mid to late evening. If you don’t see them, try looking a bit later at night – especially if you live in the southern U.S. If you’re unsure whether you’ve identified Capella, you can always look nearby for a small triangle of ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — Moon between Capella and

Earthsky Tonight — Moon between Capella and Betelgeuse

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The rather wide waxing crescent moon will be shining in between two brilliant stars tonight. Capella, the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, will be beaming north of the moon, while Betelgeuse, the star marking the right shoulder in the constellation Orion, will be shining south of the moon. The moon swings full circle in front of the starry heavens in a little over 27 days. Twenty-seven days from now – on ... Full Story

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