New constellations in my skies

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  • From: North Carolina east coast USA
New constellations in my skies
Posted by stepping beyond on Friday, October 25, 2013 11:58 PM

I just can't believe how things change , I view one night and then the next Download stellarium 12.4 and every thing has moved position in the sky or is this my medication playing tricks on my mind? Anyways it was just "AWESOME" tonight. I took a stroll around just to get reaquainted to my new constellations , that are filling my sky now. I viewed from 730- 1130pm est and it was soooo coooool! I love Astronomy and the night sky .

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Posted by pastorg on Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:39 AM

Yes

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  • From: North Carolina east coast USA
Posted by stepping beyond on Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:43 AM

Pastorg thank you for the thumb up, It was soooo awesome the last 2 nights that I viewed. I just couldn't believe that the constellations moved that far, that fast. I thought that it would be later in Nov. before the noticable change but, it caught me off guard and when I switched stellarium from 12.1 to 12.4 it through me hard " Where did my targets go" ahhhhhh. I felt like kicking myself.

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Posted by Aratus on Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:25 PM

  There are so many significant constellations appearing during the autumn that to me the sky does appear to change more rapidly than at other times.   I think it is because the eye to drawn to the new, interesting constellations in the east more often.  You tend to note the movement more easily.   Also with the nights drawing in, you tend to go out earlier and that speeds up the apparent change in the sky.

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  • Member since
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  • From: North Carolina east coast USA
Posted by stepping beyond on Saturday, October 26, 2013 4:52 PM

That's a pretty good answer Aratus, I believe I'm going to have some more fun tonight too. The first night it didn't dawn on me but, the next night I upgraded stellarium and , I was like what? where did my targets go? then later it hit me "We're tilting on the axis" DUH , I can get thick sometimes

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