From the November 2007 issue

Phil Harrington’s binocular universe: The sky’s Triangle

November 2007: Look inside Triangulum for hidden treasures this autumn.
By | Published: November 1, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Have you ever actually tried to see the constellations? I don’t mean their stick-figure patterns; I mean their actual namesakes. In most cases, it’s nearly impossible. Cassiopeia is easy to see as a W, but not as a queen sitting on a throne. And imagining Pegasus as a giant square is straightforward enough, but a flying horse? Not very likely.