Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More Stars (wide view of Auriga)

Here is a wide angle look at the three star clusters in Auriga that I blogged about the other day. There is a fourth cluster towards the top left of the screen that is actually by the "feet" of one of the Gemini twins. You may need to click on the picture to be able to see the details.

I've drawn a light grey outline that shows the basic shape if the constellation Auriga. The light orange box indicates the part of this picture that is shown in detail on my previous posting.

The Milky Way goes through this part of the sky and you can see some evidence of it in the picture. The Milky Way is not as bright in this part of the sky as it is in the summer constellations, but it is still quite noticeable when one is at a dark site.

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