The Constellation Leo

Tiny points of light, with a magic all their own.
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Christopher K.
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The Constellation Leo

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The main body of the constellation Leo streches across thirty degrees of sky. It is a very noticeable group of stars. The head and front quarters of Leo is shaped like a giant reverse question mark, and the hind quarters is a noticeable-sized slightly squashed triangle...
http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/leo-p.html

Leo will be used as the target constellation for the upcoming GLOBE at Night session...
https://www.globeatnight.org/finding/leo

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: The Constellation Leo

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In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 13, view one of the members of the crew's navigation star list. Regulus is the "period" of Leo's backward question mark. Sirius will be visible beginning at 8:30pm CDT while sixty-five degrees up in the southeast.

[This is an Apollo 13 three-star challenge. The other two are Procyon and Sirius. Can you see all three?]

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