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Warm summer nights mean it’s time to look at the stars. But when it comes to identifying planets, stars and constellations, many of us know about the Big Dipper.
Dean Regas, an astronomer, hopes to change that with his new book, 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky.
“I fell in love with the stars because they’re so far away and we’ve been looking at them all these years,” Regas (@deanRegas) told Now & Now’s Robin Young. “I try to get to know them personally if I can. It’s the ultimate long-distance relationship.”
It was emphasized in the interview
In the simplest constellations in the night sky
“In the northern hemisphere summer, we’re looking for swans, and swans are really worth looking for. It is also known as the Northern Cross because it looks like a long cross in the sky. All of this is hidden in a big feature called the Summer Triangle, which is even simpler.
“The constellation Cygnus looks like this long, cross-shaped shape with a bright star at the top of the cross-shaped shape. This star is called Callisto. Now you have to use your imagination: you have to imagine a long swan, it has a belly, a long neck and a mouth, and then spread its wings. And even more flavorful, if you’re in the country, you can see the Milky Way coming through there, through the constellation Cygnus, as if it’s flying down the river in the sky.”
Cygnus is one of the easiest constellations in the sky to depict. (Simon & Schuster)
Monitor at the best time of day
“There’s a lot to look for now, as soon as it gets dark. There are very bright, suspicious stars in the sky. When you look at the western sky after sunset, you’ll see this thing as if it’s following you home or something like that, like a UFO or a plane about to land. It’s actually Venus and this is just the beginning, it gets dark and you’ll start to see Jupiter in the southern sky and halfway up the mountain it will be a little bit darker than Venus, and then later you’ll see Saturn, and then later you’ll see Mars. So we have a lot of planets coming.”
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