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9 years 6 months ago #61080 by Tonybwf
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Hi all,

I know that the great hunter orion was killed by the sting of the scorpion and that they chase each other threw the sky....as one rises the other sets

so as summer comes will the constellation scorpius be visible in the northern sky? Iv read it will and iv read its only a southern hemisphere object...

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9 years 6 months ago #61083 by PhilipLardner
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Yes it is visible (well, most of it anyway) but it is low down in the horizon murk. If you travel anywhere towards the south of France, Portugal or Spain you'll get a real eyefull of Scorpius.

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9 years 6 months ago #61084 by Tonybwf
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So does that mean that orion fully disappears then for the summer?

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9 years 6 months ago #61086 by PhilipLardner
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It do... and becomes a summer constellation in the southern hemisphere.

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9 years 6 months ago #61087 by Tonybwf
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Its the tilt of the earth determens the night sky am i right in saying that phil?

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9 years 6 months ago #61089 by Seanie_Morris
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Its the tilt of the earth determens the night sky am i right in saying that phil?


That, and where we lie in correllation to th Sun. During our Summer, the Sun is actually blocking out our Winter constellations during daytime. Everything is 6 months apart like that.

When you think of the zodiac, it is an imaginary line that the Sun is on as it travels across the sky in 365 days. At the moment, around midnight, Gemini (above Orion), Cancer and Leo are in the highest part of the sky. Thus, around 6 months from now, the Sun will be in each of those constellations month to month (June/July/August).

Am I making sense?

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9 years 6 months ago #61099 by pj30something
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Doesnt it sit over the equator thus making it both a northern and southern constellation?

Think i saw that on tv once. Although all my books say it is a southern skies constellation.

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9 years 6 months ago #61110 by paulevans
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Scorpio is pretty poor from this latitude even at its best - I got a much better view when I was in Turkey for the Eclipse in 2006 - here's a shot...

www.pevans.me.uk/turkey2006/Eclipse%20&a...des/PICT0017a001.htm

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9 years 6 months ago #61126 by Keith g
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This is as good as it gets from Ireland, as it is quite southern in declination, in this shot it is at bottom right, taken this summer...

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9 years 6 months ago #61127 by paulevans
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That's a very nice shot Keith!

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9 years 5 months ago #64976 by Shayne Coleman
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If Orion is a winter constellation here and seeing its nubula is a fantatsic sight to see, in the summer what would be the main object in the sky to be looking for?

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9 years 5 months ago #64978 by lunartic
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The constellations of Cyguns and Lyra are my two favourites, they provide a wealth of fantastic objects, the Ring Nebula, North America Nebula, the Double Double, Albireo, M29, M56, and of course the Milky Way. From a dark site the Milky Way is stunning, far better than winter, unfortunately the nights are so short.

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9 years 5 months ago #64994 by Calibos
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............which won't affect my viewing habits in the slightest. What with my work hours, I can really only observe from about 11pm till about 2 or 3am anyway....no matter what time of the year! :D

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9 years 5 months ago #65012 by Seanie_Morris
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If Orion is a winter constellation here and seeing its nubula is a fantatsic sight to see, in the summer what would be the main object in the sky to be looking for?


The Milky Way as it spreads across the sky from Perseus -> Cassiopeia -> Cygnus -> Aquila -> Saggitarius is my number one 'target'. So rich in star clusters, mini-asterisms, nebulae, and even a few galaxies further away. Up high, all night long, from June to August.

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9 years 5 months ago #65028 by Shayne Coleman
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Thanks a million for all your help i am excited to hear that nebulas and galaxies will be visible just hope now that the weather will be good and wont have a rainy summer, how much did that telescope set you back?

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9 years 5 months ago #65055 by stevie
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For me, the Scutum - Serpens Cauda - Scorpio - Sagittarius area is far and away the best part of the whole sky. I look forward to seeing it every year, especially the M objects above the Teapot. Get the kettle on Mia.

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