5 Aug 2016

The Night Sky for 15 August

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This is the night sky at 10pm for the middle of August. The Summer Triangle is prominent, it is made up from the bright stars Deneb in Cygnus, Vega in Lyra, and Altair in Aquila the eagle. The constellations of Autumn are now rising in the East, so the great Andromeda galaxy (M31) is on display for binocular observers. Scan across the Milky Way and you will many nice star clusters, and in the constellation of Hercules try to view the bright globular cluster (M13). Click on the image for more detailed information about the planets & constellations now on view in The Sky at Night.

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