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.
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 lenticular … [Read more…]
Here are the highlights of the night sky in November: 6 PM southwestern sky – Venus rises on the horizon 10:30 PM eastern sky – Jupiter rises later in the evening and gradually climbs higher in the night sky 9 PM southern sky – constellation Pisces, notable for two circlets of bright stars 9 PM … [Read more…]
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…]