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4' south of the n e b u l a . 72 * Celestial Sampler within the reach of a small scope. To find V Hydrae, look first for 5th-magnitude b' drae. It forms a right triangle with 4th-magnitude Celestial Sampler * 73 Chapter 2 : APRIL · MAY • JUNE • Bear Up! the Big Bear, is the third-largest constellation in the sky, and its seven brightest stars form the well-known pattern of the Big Dipper, visible all night long from midnorthern latitudes. At this time of year the Bear strides high and upside down across the northern sky during the evening with her toes brush ing the zenith.
1-inch (105 -millimeter) refractor at 17X shows M46 as a round, densely packed swarm of faint diamond crushed into fine powder with survivin g chips casting glints of light. Near the southwestern edge gleam the stars over a hazy background. 7, and it's found in the western side; most of the rest are magnitude 11 or 12. Higher magnifica tions transform the misty backdrop into additional stars, but a small void rests at the cluster's heart. While viewing this cluster at 87x I can see NGC 2 438, a planetary nebula that seems to be embedded in its northern fringes.
72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Gregarious Galaxies Bear Up! Springtime is galaxy time. Moy Why not explore some of the Chasing Treasures Under the Dipper Cluster; about 50 of these galaxies a re bright enough to June April Stalking the Leo Triplet members of the great Virgo · A Toehold in the VIrgo Cluster Coma Squared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Under VIrgo's Wing Markarian's Chain 76 78 80 . . . .
Celestial Sampler: 60 Small-Scope Tours for Starlit Nights (Stargazing) by Sue French