A Conversation for Constellations: Cassiopeia 'the Boastful Queen'

finding north

Post 1

Taff Agent of kaos

In the army i was taught how to find north using cassiopea

you bisect both v's and project the lines outward and where the lines cross is the pole starsmiley - ok

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Post 2

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

North is easier found from the plow. The end of the saucepan points to the north star (Polaris), and the handle points to yellow Arcturus.

TRiG.smiley - star

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Post 3

Taff Agent of kaos

This is known to me it was just a point of interest that you can also find north from Cas.smiley - cool

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Post 4


From lattitudes in the fourties the plough is below the horizon half the time. Since Cassiopia is on the opposite side of the little bear use this constellation to find Polaris if the Plough has setsmiley - eureka

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Post 5

Taff Agent of kaos

thank yousmiley - winkeye

i knew there must be a reason we were taught itsmiley - ok

smiley - bat

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