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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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Replied by philiplardner on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

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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Replied by Tonybwf on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

So does that mean that orion fully disappears then for the summer?
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Replied by philiplardner on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

It do... and becomes a summer constellation in the southern hemisphere.
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Replied by Tonybwf on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

Its the tilt of the earth determens the night sky am i right in saying that phil?
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

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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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

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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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

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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Replied by Keith g on topic Re:

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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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

That's a very nice shot Keith!
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Replied by Shayne Coleman on topic Subject

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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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

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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Replied by Calibos on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

............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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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Subject

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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Replied by Shayne Coleman on topic Thanks

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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Replied by stevie on topic Re: Orion vs Scorpius

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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