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

By Sue French

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Under VIrgo's Wing Markarian's Chain 76 78 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 be visible in a small telescope. Don't overlook several other June galaxies in Ursa Majo r, Dazzling Doubles, Glittering Globulars BOO"tes, and Leo. But in case your sky isn 't dark enough to hunt galaxies, I've also Polar Nights . . 86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Grabbing the Bear by the Tail . . . . . . . 90 Spectral Hues of Double Stars .

The bright star Regulus (a) Leonis) marks the Lion's heart, while the curve of stars above out­ lines his Sideways-facing head and mane. To the east of the Sickle, you'll see three stars at the corners of a right triangle. The brightest is Beta (�) Leonis, or Denebola, whose name is abbreviated from the Arabic other two Al Danab al Asad stars, Delta (8) and the Lion's hindquarters. - The Tai l of the Lion. The Theta (9) Leonis, form To find north through your eyepiece, nudge your telescope toward Polaris; new sky enters the view from the north edge.

Pair is easily split at 40X and shows a delicate color contrast - the brighter star looks blue-white and fainter one yellow-white. If you have trouble seeing the colors in Cor take a look at ruddy Y Canum Venaticarum. Y CVn is , . variable star with a visual magnitude slowly from 5 to 6. 60 north-northeast of CVn, making a right triangle with Beta and Cor Y is deep red not just because it is relatively cool other red giants. Carbon-containing molecules like Cl, CN, and SiC in the star's atmosphere absorb of the blue light from the star, leaving it with an ally vivid reddish orange color.

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