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18 August 2012 @ 10:20 pm
Stars  

In my garden, looking at the stars. They're so incredibly beautiful. Even with the light pollution here, I can see lots. And the longer I look, the more I see.

I can see the Plough, as it's called here. Big Dipper for those of you in the US. There's one shaped like a W but I don't know what that's called. The only other one I know is Orion, but I can't see that. Maybe it's the wrong time of year.

Anyone know anything about stars?

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wild-eyed girl from freecloud: sunhawksunhawk on August 19th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
The big W is the queen Cassiopeia sitting on her throne :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopeia_%28constellation%29

I love stars, know some of the constellations by heart heh heh ^_^ The two stars on the side of the dipper opposite to the handle of the Big Dipper point to Polaris, the North Star, which is also the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper
Both the little and big dipper are also lknwon as the Big Bear and Little Bear :)
alligator138: Ryan - Ooooh!alligator138 on August 19th, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
Ah, Cassiopeia! I knew it was an actual constellation and not just me seeing things. Thank you.

I knew about the end of the Plough pointing to another star, but I couldn't remember which one. The Bears rang a bell too, but I wasn't sure if I was just getting mixed up. Good thing I don't have to navigate by the stars!

Thanks for this!
gatekeeper1324 on August 19th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Oh
That is neat! I am pleased that you had fun! :)

ED.