Astronomy magazine podcast: Touring Cygnus
Senior Editor Michael Bakich profiles deep-sky treasures found in the Swan.
August 9, 2007
August 9, 2007
Use this finder chart to locate objects in and near Cygnus. Remember to be patient and hold your binoculars steady.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Are you looking for a quick way to learn how to navigate the night sky? Let Senior Editor Michael Bakich narrate your ride through the sky. In this series, he will profile constellations one-by-one, telling you about bright — and not so bright — objects within their boundaries. He also will provide a few fun facts along the way.
In this show, Michael profiles Cygnus the Swan.
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|Additional constellation observing tools from Astronomy magazine|
- Video: How to use a star chart — Senior Editor Rich Talcott helps you navigate the night sky using Astronomy magazine's pullout star chart, located in the center of each monthly issue.
- Constellation observing — Downloadable articles that highlight all 88 constellations in the sky and explain how to observe each constellation's deep-sky targets.
- The starry sky — Learn a few constellations and you'll have a familiar friend every clear night.
- Learn the constellations — Constellations can help you sort the twinkling dots scattered across the night sky. Connect the stars to see what deep-sky wonders emerge.