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Star Party: January Night Sky
January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January Night Sky
Free public star party: Mid-January is a great time to view the night sky. Eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations stand out against the star field of the winter Milky Way. The Andromeda Galaxy, Double Cluster in Perseus and Orion Nebula are the brightest deep sky highlights. All are visible to the naked eye. Notice the colorful double star in Cassiopeia, 19 light years distant, featuring a bright yellow star and a fainter red dwarf companion. Also notice Almach, the double star in Andromeda at the foot of one of Pegasus’s legs. Sunset at 5:00.
Prominent constellations: Auriga (the Charioteer), Cassiopeia (the Queen), Andromeda (the Princess), Perseus (the Hero), Taurus (the Bull), and Pegasus (the winged horse).kk