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February

  • Rony De LaetEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)

Abstract

This time of the year, the Sun moves through Capricornus and Aquarius, on its route to the Vernal Equinox. February is a perfect time to discover the deep-sky treasures of the more southern Milky Way constellations of ­winter. After dusk, Sirius shines brightly in the south. It’s the final call to the fascinating destinations of our own galaxy. That’s right, next month, we’ll depart from the Milky Way, but not before we’ve visited the sparkling ­clusters within the deepest stretch of our local spiral arm, the Orion Spur (Fig. 4.1).

Keywords

Massive Star White Dwarf Open Cluster Galactic Plane Planetary Nebula 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BekkevoortBelgium

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