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M31 the Andromeda Nebula is best placed for observing this month. With the cold evenings and M31 being high in the night sky it is the best chance to see it with the unaided eye. If this proves impossible due to light pollution at your location then it should still be visible through binoculars. Constellations best placed for observing are Pegasus, Pisces, Piscis Austrinus and *Sculptor. The Leonids can be the strongest meteor shower of the year and has produced some of the most spectacular meteor showers in history.

The swan represents Zeus in one of the forms that he used to disguise himself while amongst humans. 38 PEGASUS The Flying Horse – Star Atlas Chart 7 Pegasus is easily recognised by the 4 bright stars that make up what is known as the square of Pegasus which take up quite a large area of the sky. The top left star actually now belongs to the constellation of Andromeda and this is why there is not a δ Pegasi. 5. It is 158 times brighter than the sun and is 140 light years away. 4. It is 338 times brighter than the sun and is 199 light years away.

Myth. The swan represents Zeus in one of the forms that he used to disguise himself while amongst humans. 38 PEGASUS The Flying Horse – Star Atlas Chart 7 Pegasus is easily recognised by the 4 bright stars that make up what is known as the square of Pegasus which take up quite a large area of the sky. The top left star actually now belongs to the constellation of Andromeda and this is why there is not a δ Pegasi. 5. It is 158 times brighter than the sun and is 140 light years away. 4. It is 338 times brighter than the sun and is 199 light years away.

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