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Stars and Constellations

Get stars and constellations reviews and study guides here. Learn about stars and constellations or brush up on your skills. Thorough explanations and practice examples will help you review astronomy.

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    Sky Maps Help

    Introduction to Stars and Constellations—Illusions and Myths We may never know exactly what the common people of ancient times believed about the stars. We can read the translations of the works of the scribes, ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Circumpolar Constellations Help

    Circumpolar Constellations Imagine that you’re stargazing on a clear night from some location in the mid-northern latitudes, such as southern Europe, Japan, or the central United States. Suppose that you sit down ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Constellations of Spring Help

    Other Circumpolar Constellations There are other, lesser constellations that remain above the horizon at all times. These can be found on star maps. The further north you go, the more circumpolar constellations there ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Constellations of Summer Help

    Constellations of Summer—Capricornus Now let’s look at the sky in the middle of July, a couple of hours after sunset at the latitude of Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, or Washington, D.C. (approximately 39° ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Constellations of Autumn Help

    Constellations of Autumn—Pisces and Aries Now imagine that it is an evening in the middle of October, a couple of hours after sunset, and you are at the latitude of Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, or Washington, D.C. ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Constellations of Winter Help

    Constellations of Winter—Canis Major and Lepus Finally, let’s get our jackets on and look at the evening sky in the middle of January. Some of the autumn constellations can still be seen. The circumpolar ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Stars and Constellations Practice Problems

    Review the following concepts if needed: Sky Maps Help

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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