STARS AND CON­STEL­LA­TIONS

Sky at Night Magazine - - BOOKS -

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.

PISCES

ERI­DANUS

AN­DROMEDA

CE­TUS

FOR­NAX

ERI­DANUS

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CAELUM

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