Aquarius and Piscis Austrinus - Downloadable article
Lying squarely in the autumn void away from the Milky Way, the Water-Bearer and Southern Fish are chock-full of faint galaxies.
March 3, 2009
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"Aquarius and Piscis Austrinus" is one of four articles included in Celestial Portraits Package 2.
As the center of the galaxy in Sagittarius departs with the arrival of autumn nights, you may be tempted to follow the Milky Way northward. At the same range of declinations as the busy "downtown Milky Way" region but culminating a couple months later are Aquarius and Piscis Austrinus. With hardly a recognizable star pattern to be found, it's no wonder this part of the sky is passed up. It shouldn't be, as there are plenty of objects to see in Aquarius. To read the complete article, purchase and download Celestial Portraits Package 2.
|Deep-sky objects in Aquarius and Piscis Austrinus|
Aquarius Dwarf, M72, M73, NGC 7009 (Saturn Nebula), M2, NGC 7135, NGC 7172, NGC 7184, Zeta Aqr, NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula), NGC 7314, NGC 7361, NGC 7492, NGC 7606, R Aqr, Cederblad 211