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Naked-Eye Astronomy

Monday, May 13 9:00pm – 10:00am

Observing List

  1. Mars (♂) Planet Taurus 1.7 348,000,000 km (0.00004 ly)
  2. Big Dipper (Ursa Major)
    1. Dubhe (α UMa) 1.8 124 ly
    2. Merak (β UMa) 2.4 79 ly
    3. Phecda (γ UMa) 2.4 84 ly
    4. Megrez (δ UMa) 3.3 81 ly
    5. Alioth (ε UMa) 1.8 81 ly
    6. Mizar (ζ UMa) 2.1 78 ly
    7. Alkaid (η UMa) 1.9 101 ly
  3. The Queen (Cassiopeia)
    1. Caph (β Cas) 2.3 55 ly
    2. Schedar (α  Cas) 2.2 228 ly
    3. “Navi” (γ Cas) 1.6 – 3.0 550 ly
    4. Ruchbah (δ Cas) 2.7 99 ly
    5. Segin (ε Cas) 3.4 410 ly
  4. The Charioteer (Auriga)
    1. Capella (α Aur) -0.5 43 ly
    2. Menkalinan (β Aur) 1.9 81 ly
    3. Mahasim (θ Aur) 2.7 166 ly
    4. Elnath (β Tau) 1.7 134 ly
    5. Hassaleh (ι Aur) 2.7 493 ly
    6. Almaaz (ε Aur) 3.0 2,038 ly
  5. Polaris (α UMi) 1.9 – 2.1 383±55 ly
  6. Arcturus (α Boo) -0.1 37 ly
  7. Vega (α Lyr) 0.0 130 ly
  8. Gemini
    1. Castor (α Gem)  1.6 64 ly
    2. Pollux (β Gem) 1.1 34 ly
  9. Cancer
  10. Procyon (α CMi) 0.3 12 ly
  11. Leo
    1. Regulus (α Leo) 1.4 79 ly
    2. Denebola (β Leo) 2.1 36 ly
  12. Moon ☽︎ Leo 364,000 km (0.000 000 004 ly)
  13. Virgo
    1. Spica (α Vir) 1.0 250 ly
  14. Libra

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