Constellation Spotting

A Constellation is a group of stars in the sky that form a pattern. The patterns can be hard to spot at first as the size of some constellations are huge.

Constellations are often used as sign posts that help you to navigate around the night sky and locate smaller, dimmer object with in their boundaries, so it’s important to be able recognise a few to aid your celestial navigation.

In this project we will learn to  recognise at least one constellation and see how we can use its stars to navigate around the night sky to find others.

If you have the gear available (Camera and Tripod), we will photograph the constellations and use web-based tools to confirm our observations.

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