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FloridaAdventuring


 - posted December 21, 2005 09:31 PM      Profile for FloridaAdventuring           Edit/Delete Post 
Tonight I went out and was pleased to be able to identify:

Polaris

Pointers to Polaris
Cassiopeia
Pegasus (the Great Square led by the Triangle)
Auriga

Other star groups
Orion
Taurus
Pleides
Sirius
Procyon
Gemini
The Gemini-Procyon line

Steering by the Stars: What a great chapter. Thanks to EN and an hour or two of star gazing, I now have a good feel for the winter night sky here at 30N latitude. On a clear night, even a partly cloudy night, I'd not have a bit of trouble finding my way.

You do an outstanding job at showing a practical application (navigation) for the awesome celestial show overhead.

From: Melrose, Florida
David Burch


 - posted December 23, 2005 12:25 AM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
thank you.

One way that will help remember stars, though it sounds a bit hokey, is to simply say their name outlout as you point to them, ideally showing someone else. "Hello there, Zuben el genubi, nice to see you tonight."

If anyone else is reading our Emergency Navigation book (EN) as an ebook (the only available source for now), then you might not mind another ebook of Star Names, their Lore and Meaning, which has a very valuale feature in this complex book of being fully searchable.

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA


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