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Milky Way 1972 - 2013


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About this observation
Colin Henshaw
Time of observation
27/12/2016 - 11:31
Milky Way
Observing location
Wilaston Cheshire; Crantock, Cornwall; NJSOC, New Jersey USA; Kadoma Zimbabwe; Maunatlala, Botswana; Sharma Road, Saudi Arabia.
Naked Eye

On a number of occasions in the early 1970’s it was noticed that the Milky Way did not appear as portrayed in atlases. When several star atlases were consulted, the representation of the visual Milky Way was found to differ in each one.

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