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Podcast: Touring Cassiopeia

Audio tour of the constellation Cassiopeia.
Finder chart for objects in Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia houses many dazzling objects. Orient yourself by facing north. Tilt your head back so south is at the top of your view. Cassiopeia will be just about overhead.
Roen Kelly
Finder chart for objects in Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia houses many dazzling objects. Orient yourself by facing north. Tilt your head back so south is at the top of your view. Cassiopeia will be just about overhead.
Roen Kelly
November 6, 2008
Are you looking for a quick way to learn how to navigate the night sky? Let Senior Editor Michael Bakich narrate your ride through the sky. In this series, he will profile constellations one-by-one, telling you about bright — and not so bright — objects within their boundaries. He also will provide a few fun facts along the way.

In this show, Michael profiles Cassiopeia. Read this episode's transcript at Astronomy.com/Blogs.
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Check out the Astronomy.com's interactive star chart to see an accurate map of your sky. It'll help you locate some of this week's key targets. Under "Options," on the right, be sure to click "Display," then select "Constellations." Then, click on "Show Names" and select "Constellations." Astronomy magazine subscribers have access to a slew of cool functions with StarDome PLUS.

After you listen to the mp3, e-mail us here to let us know what you think.

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Additional constellation observing tools from Astronomy magazine
  • Video: How to use a star chart — Senior Editor Rich Talcott helps you navigate the night sky using Astronomy magazine's pullout star chart, located in the center of each monthly issue.
  • Constellation observing — Downloadable articles that highlight all 88 constellations in the sky and explain how to observe each constellation's deep-sky targets.
  • The starry sky — Learn a few constellations and you'll have a familiar friend every clear night.
  • Learn the constellations — Constellations can help you sort the twinkling dots scattered across the night sky. Connect the stars to see what deep-sky wonders emerge.
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