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Monday, June 21, 2010


AriesARIES the Ram, a Zodiac Constellation, is also a small one. Hamal is the brightest star (magnitude 2), and Sheratan is the second brightest star (mag. 2.6). There is one remarkable galaxy in the constellation: NGC 722. There are more galaxies in Aries, but they are very faint. The constellation is east of Taurus. Look for the very bright star cluster named Pleiades, look right, then you'd find Aries. Now you know more about Aries!

[Image reference: The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe (pg. 247)]

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula