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The Constellation Sagitta

Posted: January 13th, 2016, 8:35 pm
by Christopher K.
This poor little overlooked constellation is modest but cute. It's only named star is Sham. On 24 November last year I hopped from Altair to both Delphinus and Sagitta; all of course were low to the west. The tip of Sagitta is interesting. Gamma Sagittae is a magnitude 3.5, K-class star...125x wider than our Sun!

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Re: The Constellation Sagitta

Posted: May 14th, 2020, 6:10 pm
by Christopher K.
Yes, we'll have to wait a few decades for this nova... ... -nova.html
...but some will occur much sooner. That's one of the several good reasons for perusing the constellations in real time.

As alternative to standard Summer Camp, Highland Road Park Observatory is researching the possibility of offering remote ninety-minute modules. If the idea gains traction, one such module will be a youth version of "Constellation Learning". Campers will learn the origins of the named constellations. Campers will learn the Zodiac and their actual true birth sign. Camper will learn the locations of the most prominent constellations and how to use them to find others. This module would be offered Fridays at 9am and 11am. Specific weeks of offerings, age ranges, prices and registration procedure will be found at...