As well as serving as a refresher to those whose interest in astronomy has lapsed for a time, this feature is designed to teach the night skies to those new to astronomy.
On these pages you'll find easy-to-follow instructions for finding the principal stars of any constellation. All seasons are available, so in the middle of summer -- while you can learn about Lyra and Capricorn and Aquila first hand -- you can also read up on Orion and Taurus, the favourite Winter constellations.
You'll soon be identifying the major stars and beginning to link them into the asterism (or ‘line drawing’) of each constellation.
Those who own a pair of binoculars will benefit even more. Binocular views of the major stars and important objects of each constellation are given. These include star clusters and wide binaries suitable for binocular study. (And you need not buy an expensive set of binoculars; any 7x35 or 10x50 pair will do quite well.)
Absolute beginners are encouraged to start here.
Others can go directly to the Binocular/Naked Eye Menu.
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