Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jupiter, Scorpius and Sagittarius

At this time of the year, after 9pm at night, Jupiter can be seen at around 60 degrees above the southern horizon. Below Jupiter is the bright red star Antares of the Scorpius Constellation.

Scorpius Constellation is the most prominent and easily recognizable constellation.

To the east of Jupiter is Sagittarius, a fine group of stars in a rich part of the Milky Way. Part of the constellation is often known as the Milk Dipper because of its shape and because it is in the Milky Way. The handle is in the milk and not the dipper part. Sagittarius was a Centaur, half horse half man, and an archer.


1 comment:

tony said...

Hi Mr Chan,

May I know what do you use for star gazing? How much do one need invest to see what you see and posted? Any recommendation?