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Observation by Andrew Paterson: Fading Winter Constellations

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Andrew Paterson

Observer

Andrew Paterson

Observed

2021 Apr 22 - 20:26

Uploaded

2021 Apr 23 - 14:32

Objects

Sirius
Betelgeuse
Rigel

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h47m
Dec: -07°15'
Position angle: +33°46'

Field size

40° × 32°

Equipment
  • Canon G7X
Exposure

1.3s F1.8 ISO 400

Location

Hill Head Shore Fareham

Target name

Orion and Sirius

Title

Fading Winter Constellations

About this image

The classic winter constellations are now fading from view in the evening twilight. This shows Sirius still very obvious with Orion further west. Rigel is visible low above the horizon - the first star from the Winter Hexagon to set. Looking forward to seeing these constellations again in the autumn.

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