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Unformatted text preview: THE NIGHT SKY KY S. ON The Evening Sky Map .S W AP • Star Charts & Astro Posters • Telescopes & Binoculars Help support the production and free distribution of The Evening Sky Map KY Th IS 313 ec PUPP 2 o . MA n s te l sk y L2 la ti PT ht o OF n i g F RO M I ND n C a n i he t s Ma SKY AB ar in jor ( HT RIG st st The G SOUTH -1 0 1 2 3 4 NIG HT S g hte reat D TAR h e b ri T IRE ,t og ) is d o PATT E EN m i n a t e d by S i r i u s , t h e D o g S t a r E RN I Copyright © 2000–2014 Kym Thalassoudis. All Rights Reserved. WS TH N THE S AP SHO KY. INSTRUCTIONS: THE SKY M * TERMS OF USE: FREE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL USE. ASTRONOMY EDUCATION GROUPS Star Magnitudes MAY FREELY DISTRIBUTE PRINTED HANDOUTS. FULL DETAILS AT http://Skymaps.com/terms.html Tips for Observing the Night Sky When observing the night sky, and in particular deep-sky objects such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, it’s always best to observe from a dark location. Avoid direct light from street lights and other sources. If possible observe from a dark location away from the light pollution that surrounds many of today’s large cities. You will see more stars after your eyes adapt to the darkness—usually about 10 to 20 minutes after you go outside. Also, if you need to use a torch to view the sky map, cover the light bulb with red cellophane. This will preserve your dark vision. Finally, even though the Moon is one of the most stunning objects to view through a telescope, its light is so bright that it brightens the sky and makes many of the fainter objects very difficult to see. So try to observe the evening sky on moonless nights around either New Moon or Last Quarter. Astronomical Glossary Conjunction – An alignment of two celestial bodies such that they present the least angular separation as viewed from Earth. Constellation – A defined area of the sky containing a star pattern. Diffuse Nebula – A cloud of gas illuminated by nearby stars. Double Star – Two stars that appear close to each other in the sky; either linked by gravity so that they orbit each other (binary star) or lying at different distances from Earth (optical double). Apparent separation of stars is given in seconds of arc ("). Ecliptic –...
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