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Monday, November 24, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Double Cluster’

Sky Tonight—February 3, Double Cluster of Perseus in

Sky Tonight—February 3, Double Cluster of Perseus in northwest

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org To find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus, face north to northwest as darkness falls this evening. Here you can find the Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. These are two open star clusters, known as “H” and “Chi” Persei (also called NGC 884 and 869). How to find them? First, you need a dark sky. Second, you may need binoculars, as the Double Cluster is only ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 9, Cassiopeia the Queen

EarthSky Tonight—September 9,  Cassiopeia the Queen in northeast

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Cassiopeia the Queen can be found in the northeast after sunset on September evenings. This constellation has the distinct shape of a W, or M, depending on the time of night you see it. The shape of this constellation makes Cassiopeia’s stars very noticeable. Cassiopeia represents an ancient Queen of Ethiopia. The entire constellation is also sometimes called Cassiopeia’s Chair, and some old star maps depict the ... Full Story

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