TITLE

Star track: Wonders of winter night sky

AUTHOR(S)
Monda, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Feb97, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes several constellation commonly seen during winter nights. Includes the Orion identified by the three bright stars on his belt; Sirius, the brightest star of the night; Canis Minor located above Sirius and to the left of Orion; Uniqueness of Gemini's stellar arrangement. INSET: Star station. by R.W.G..
ACCESSION #
325345

 

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