Vela and Carina - Downloadable article
The winter Milky Way comes alive in the Sails and Keel of the great ship Argo.
March 3, 2009
|This downloadable article is from an Astronomy magazine 45-article series called "Celestial Portraits." The collection highlights all 88 constellations in the sky and explains how to observe each constellation's deep-sky targets. The articles feature star charts, stunning pictures, and constellation mythology. We've put together 11 digital packages. Each one contains four Celestial Portraits articles for you to purchase and download.|
"Vela and Carina" is one of four articles included in Celestial Portraits Package 2.
Who can blame observers confined to northern latitudes for feeling they are missing out on many of the sky's wonders? Accustomed to seeing the Milky Way end below Canis Major, they can only imagine what lies beyond the horizon. But for anyone living in or visiting the southern United States or, even better, points farther south, don't pass on the chance to view the sky on the "other side." One of the best places to start exploring in this region is the magnificent constellations Vela and Carina. To read the complete article, purchase and download Celestial Portraits Package 2.
|Deep-sky objects in Vela and Carina|
NGC 2516, Gamma Vel, NGC 2547, Vela SNR, IC 2391, NGC 2808, NGC 2867, NGC 2899, NGC 3114, NGC 3132 (Eight Burst Nebula), NGC 3199, NGC 3201, χ Vel, IC 2602 (Southern Pleiades), NGC 3372 (Eta Carinae Nebulae), NGC 3532, RCW 57