Monday, November 30, 2009

Asterisms, southern POV

I've had a request for the Asterism map from a southern perspective, so here it is:

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Now I know why Argo Navis doesn't do much for you antipodeans, except for all the cool stuff in it — like Canopus or the η Carina Nebula etc ;).

I've hardly ever seen the sky from the southern hemisphere, having been there only once. The thing I remember most vividly is how weird it felt seeing Orion on it's head. Somehow it is a bit like discovering an entirely new sky again. I should do that sometime...

Details, data and more see the earlier post on Asterisms.

Raw data table (txt)

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