STARS AND CONSTELLATIONS
The Milky Way runs approximately north to south in the evening sky. Embedded within its glow, the Southern Cross and the Pointers have tilted over and commenced their southwesterly descent. In contrast, isolated mag. +0.5 Achernar (Alpha (_) Eridani) is rising in the southeast. Starting at Achernar, look towards the Pointer Hadar, mag. +0.6 Beta (`) Centauri. Skirt past the Small Magellanic Cloud to a region roughly halfway between these two beacons – this is the south celestial pole.