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Re: Southern Hemisphere

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Posted by Kip/">Kip on October 4, 1999 07:00:47 UTC

All kinds of goodies in the southern sky. If and when you go to Arizona, there are many telescope shops where you can go into and ask for a star map of the Southern Hemisphere. Get one. Once in South America, with binoculars you will be able to see Centaurus. Around 8pm in the Southwestern sky is where you'll find the great Centaurus Globular cluster. Considered the best in any sky. And in the central south is Carina system. Remember that the planets are almost at the zenith because of your location. In other words almost straight up. Also take atvantage of the fact that all of the constellations that are low in the horizon here in the US are higher in the sky there. Too bad you you won't have your telescope. 7 x 50 will be alright though. Check out Sagittarius while you are there. Those clusters come out clearer there. Don't forget that star chart.

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