Constellation tour in Autumn
Aries (The Ram)

Date & Time: Aug 9 1999, 25:59 JST(+0900), 10min. Exp.
Optical: MD Rokkor f=50mm F1.4, Aperture: F2.8, with Cokin Diffuser-1 filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
Constellation of Aries is a member of zodiac just west of the Pleiades (M45) in Taurus, an asterism of three stars with second or third magnitude lined up a bit strained marks the head of the Ram. Though Aries is tiny and very faint constellation, that had included the vernal equinox about two thousand years ago, and Aries was an important zodiac as the first member of that.

Guide for Deep Sky Objects

Around IC167, NGC691 .....Small 4 galaxies at 2deg. NW of beta Ari.
NGC772 .....Small galaxy 2 deg SE of beta Ari.
Around NGC877 .....Small-scaled galaxy group 9 deg south of alpha Ari.
NGC1024 .....Small galaxy positioned at 1.5deg. NE of mu Cet.
Around IC196 .....Small galaxy group in SW region
vdB16 .....Small reflection nebula in NE edge


Pisces Austrinus

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