Northern Stars

by Chuck January 20, 2013

Astronomy Observation Record


Date: 1-20-2013 Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Brambly Hill
Instrument: Naked Eye Aperture: Focal length:
Transparency: Seeing:
Conditions: Cold

Took our Australian exchange student out to show her Polaris. Since she's from the Southern Hemisphere, she's never seen the stars that are below the horizon in Sydney.

Of course, Libby has the Southern Cross and I haven't seen that, so she has me there.

Also showed her:

  • Pliedes
  • Orion
  • Gemini
  • and a few of the names that I know in the area:
    • Betalguese
    • Sirius
    • Castor
    • Pollux


Backyard Astronomy

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