Winter Star Observation

This observation of pareticular stars is to be done during the winter months of late November through early March. It can be done anytime during the course, and it will help greatly if you can do this observation with the aid of binoculars.


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1) What color is Betelgeuse... the upper right shoulder star of Orion (it is on the left side in the sky)

2) What color is Rigel ... the brightest star in Orion, and the lower left leg star (it is on the right side in the sky)

3) What do you see when you look closely at Orion's Belt with binoculars

4) What do you notice about the stars making up the Pleiades

5) If the sky is dark enough, could you spot the eye of Taurus? What else do you see when you look there?


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