Posts Tagged ‘virgo’

Spring Constellations in the Northern Hemisphere with Star Chart

Spring Constellations Northern Hemisphere

Spring Constellations

Spring begins with the vernal equinox which occurs on March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere.  This change heralds the rise of the spring constellations and sadly, we have to say goodbye to the bright stars of winter including the awesome Orion constellation.

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The Sombrero Hat Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light

Imagine dropping out of hyperlight flight five light years away and slightly above the galactic plane of the Sombrero Galaxy.  Would the bridge of your interstellar research ship be bathed in the immense stellar glow of this beautiful galaxy?  What a sight that would be!  As mentioned in earlier posts, this galaxy is is one of my favorites.  It is very photogenic and can be easily seen by the amateur astronomer.

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