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Posts Tagged ‘globular star cluster’

Earthsky Tonight — April 19, two stars lead to

Earthsky Tonight — April 19, two stars lead to constellation Hercules

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these spring evenings. Our chart today shows the sky for late night, when all of these objects are well up in the northeastern to eastern sky. The stars Arcturus and Vega can help you identify Hercules, whose most noticeable pattern is a squarish figure in the center of the constellation. This sky pattern, or “asterism,” is known as ... Full Story

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