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The Winter Milky Way

  • Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center Twentynine Palms, CA USA (map)

Mid January is great time to view the sky, eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations stand out against the star fields of the winter Milky Way. The Andromeda Galaxy, Double Cluster and Orion Nebula are the brightest deep sky highlights, all are visible to naked‐eye. Also catch a view pair of stars in Aries known as the Rams Eyes and a vivid red carbon star known as Hind's Crimson Star, just below the constellation Orion.