Celestial Sampler: 60 Small-Scope Tours for Starlit Nights by Sue French

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Sighting this white-dwarf only the stern, Puppis, sticking up. Canis Major, the Larger Dog, appears to have jumped off the back of nitely belongs on your list of greatest challenges . Split or not, Sirius is the beacon that will the doomed craft, and we see him in mid-leap to the the large open cluster M41. It lies 4° south of northwest of Puppis . In this area of the sky there are dozens of deep-sky and is visible to the unaided eye from a dark 0 site. Binoculars or finderscopes show M41 as a delights within the grasp of a small telescope.

66 . . . . . . . . . . . 68 The Sickle's Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Highlights of Hydra . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Gregarious Galaxies Bear Up! Springtime is galaxy time. Moy Why not explore some of the Chasing Treasures Under the Dipper Cluster; about 50 of these galaxies a re bright enough to June April Stalking the Leo Triplet members of the great Virgo · A Toehold in the VIrgo Cluster Coma Squared .

The galaxy is sli�:htl,. oval, and the long dimension runs northwest to east. Its dim outer halo contains a large, brighter and a stellar nucleus. In 1998 an Italian amateur astronomer, Mirko discovered a Type la supernova in M96. These novae are considered good "standard candles" for mining the distance to remote galaxies. hruQUl. - sparked intense interest among pn)te:SSlC. al astronomers. Several recent studies, improved values derived from this stellar burst, have helped astronomers adjust the cosmic distance scale and refine the rate of expansion of the universe.

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