Night Sky Highlight
April 14, 2010
Check out the Mars just a couple of degrees north of the famous Beehive Cluster, M44, in the constellation Cancer. Binoculars will give you a lovely view. Here’s a map to help you find them… look WSW about 9 p.m. local time. Mars is bright and orange-red and twinkles less than the nearby bright stars. It’s just east of the two bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini…
Mars (top left) and the Beehive Cluster (aka the “Praesepe”) in the constellation Cancer. Click to enlarge.
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