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Night Sky Guide October 2013

30 Sep 2013, 22:54 UTC
Night Sky Guide October 2013
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Tonight’s Sky: October 2013 Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the October Sky Evening Planets Venus hovers low over the southwestern horizon in the early evenings of October. Use a telescope to get a better view of the planet. Constellations and Deep-Sky Objects Pegasus, the great winged horse […]The post Night Sky Guide October 2013 appeared first on .

Tonight’s Sky: October 2013

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the October Sky
Evening Planets
Venus hovers low over the southwestern horizon in the early evenings of October. Use a telescope to get a better view of the planet.
Constellations and Deep-Sky Objects
Pegasus, the great winged horse of Greek mythology, prances across the autumn night sky. His body is denoted by a large area of stars known as the “Great Square.”
Pegasus hosts 51-Pegasi, the first Sun-like star known to have an extra-solar planet.
The brightest corner of the Great Square, Alpheratz, is also the brightest star in the constellation Andromeda. In Greek mythology, this princess was chained to a rock near the sea to appease a sea monster.
Within Andromeda’s boundaries, look for M31, the ...

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