Learning the night sky

Photo taken by Rogelio Bernal Andreo in October 2010 of the Orion constellation showing the surrounding nebulas of the Orion Molecular Cloud complex.- Rogelio Bernal Andreo

In just 17 minutes, this three video series walks the newcomer to astronomy through the concepts of learning the night sky to more easily find and identify stars and constellations. Learn the important components of the night sky like the meridian and celestial coordinates. See how to easily measure distances in the sky to find other stars, constellations and deep sky objects, simply by using an outstretched hand. And understand how magnitude works by relating it not only to stars, but to objects like the Sun, Moon, planets, and extended objects like galaxies, to more easily find objects naked eye, or with binoculars or a telescope.

Check out the Eyes On The Sky website at eyesonthesky.com  and YouTube Channel .

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