The Great Square of Pegasus is an asterism formed by three bright stars in Pegasus constellation – Markab, Scheat and Algenib – and Alpheratz in the neighbouring constellation Andromeda. For northern observers, the asterism is particularly prominent in the summer months, when it can be seen high overhead in the evening.
Here are some of the highlights of the night sky in November: 6:30 PM southwestern sky – Mars above the southwestern horizon in the evening 2:30 AM eastern sky – Jupiter rises after midnight and stays above the horizon throughout the night 6 AM eastern sky – Mercury just above the horizon during the first … [Read more…]
Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy located in the southern constellation Centaurus. It is the fifth brightest galaxy in the night sky, the nearest giant galaxy to the Milky Way, and one of the nearest radio galaxies to Earth. Its exact type is uncertain, but it is usually classified either as a giant elliptical or … [Read more…]
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a dwarf irregular galaxy located on the border between the constellations Dorado and Mensa. The galaxy is believed to be a satellite of the Milky Way and a member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes about 30 galaxies that are loosely bound together by their gravitation.
The things to watch in November: Jupiter in the eastern sky after sunset Mars rising in the eastern sky around 3 am, near the star Regulus in Leo constellation Saturn in the east just before dawn, around 6 am, near the bright star Spica in Virgo constellation Pisces constellation in the southern sky in the … [Read more…]