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The comet’s engine—a small yet still radiant and sturdy nucleus—lies a t the c oma’s middle and should nor mally swell in dimension and brightness because it nears the sun’s severe warmth and powerful sun wind. additionally, because the c omet ventures toward the solar, its coma will depart seen tracks of gasoline and mud in its wake. whilst illuminated by way of the solar, this cosmic residue—the comet’s “tail,” because it were—is a wide ranging sight. ninety three NightSky_4pp_CS5. five. indd ninety three 11/2/11 11:07 AM Night Sky © Martin Ezequiel Gardeazabal | Shutterstock There are untold numbers of comets in outer area, and nearly all of them ar e too minuscule or fain t to be saw with out the help of a telescope. The comets that display themselves to us—sometimes in g rand fashion—are continually passing v ery close to the sunlight. ninety four NightSky_4pp_CS5. five. indd ninety four 11/2/11 11:07 AM Index Albiero, forty-one Aldebaran. See additionally Taurus the Bull, 34, fifty one, fifty eight Alpha Centauri famous person procedure, fifty three, fifty four, fifty six Alphecca. See Corona Borealis Altair. See additionally Aquila, 39 Andromeda Galaxy, 24, eighty two Andromeda the Chained Maiden, 43–44 Aquarius the Water Bearer, 29 Aquila, 20, 29 Arcturus, 35–36, 37, forty seven, fifty six asterisms. See additionally stars; particular asterisms, 30, 32, 33, forty four astronomical devices (AU), seventy one Auriga the Charioteer, 28, 87 Aurora Borealis, 16–17, 90–92 Barnard’s celebrity, fifty three, 54–55 Betelgeuse. See additionally Orion the Hunter, 23, 33, forty two massive Dipper. See additionally Ursa significant, 30 binoculars, five, 6 Bootes. See Arcturus; Quadrantids Bryce Canyon (UT), 2 Butterfly Clus er, 86 Camelopardalis the Giraffe, 31 Canis significant the massive puppy, 28, 42–43 Canis Minor the Lesser puppy, 28, forty three Canopus, fifty six, fifty seven Capricornus the Goat, 29 Cassiopeia the Queen, 28, 39–40 Castor. See Gemini the Twins catadioptric telescopes, eight celestial sphere, 25–31 asterisms, 30 constellations in, 27–29 Cepheus, 28, 29 Cetus the Whale, 28, 44–45 galaxy in, eighty two comets, 89, 92–94 constellations. See additionally particular constellations, 27–30, 31, 35–45 circumpolar, 28 summer season, 29, 35–41 iciness, 28–29, 41–45 zodiac, 29, 46–52 Corona Borealis, 29, 36–37 Crater, 29 Cygnus the Swan, 20, 29, 40–41 demise Valley (CA), 2 deep-sky gadgets. See stars Delphinus, 29 Deneb. See additionally Cygnus the Swan, 39, forty-one Dobsonian telescopes, 7 puppy big name. See Sirius Double Cluster. See Perseus the Hero Draco the Dragon, 28, 37–38 Earth. See additionally moon, eleven, 12, thirteen, 70 atmospheric layers of, 16–17, 22 and celestial sphere, 25–27 stars closest to, 53–55 Eridanus, 29, ninety two flashlig ts, five galaxies. See additionally Milky manner Galaxy; particular galaxie , thirteen, 80–82 apparatus, 5–8 Gemini the Twins, 29, 51–52, fifty seven Geminids, ninety Grand Canyon (AZ), 2 nice Globular Cluster, 59–60 nice sq. of Pegasus, forty four Hale-Bopp Comet, ninety three ninety five NightSky_4pp_CS5. five. indd ninety five 11/2/11 11:07 AM Index Halley, Edmond, 60 Halley’s Comet, ninety three Hubble area Telescope, 7 Hyakutake Comet, ninety three overseas Astronomical Union (IAU), 27 Jupiter, eleven, 12–13, 70–71, 75–76 Lagoon Nebula, eighty five Leo the Lion, 46–47 Leonids, ninety Lupus the Wolf, 30, 31 Lynx, 29 Lyra. See additionally Vega, 29, 33 Lyrids, ninety Mars, eleven, 12, 14–15, 74–75 Mercury, eleven, 12, thirteen, 72–73 Messier, Charles, 24, fifty nine meteoroids and meteors, 15–16, 88–90 Milky method Galaxy, thirteen, 19–21, 39, 50 big name clusters in, 60, 87 stellar disk, 19–20 Mira.

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