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Transcript
Night sky map
June 2016
STAR BRIGHTNESS
Zero or brighter
st
1 magnitude
2nd
3rd
4th
Virgo galaxy cluster
Denebola
Vindemiatrix
Virgo galaxy cluster
P
Jupiter
Moon on the 12th
Zubeneschamali
LIBRA
Zubenelakrab
HYDRA
M104
Spica
Zubenelgenubi
P
HYDRA
CORVUS
Mars
P
M4
Saturn Antares
CENTAURUS
NGC 5139
SOUTHERN
CROSS
Eta Carina
β-crucis
Centre of the Galaxy
M6
M7
POINTERS
NORMA
Jewel Box
CRUX
α-crucis
Alpha Centauri
Coalsack
CARINA
DIAMOND CROSS
FALSE CROSS
Sigma Octantis
OCTANS
CHART KEY
Bright star
Faint star
Ecliptic
Milky Way
Celestial Equator
P Planet
LMC or Large Magellanic Cloud
SMC or Small Magellanic Cloud
MOON PHASE
New Moon
First quarter
Full Moon
Last quarter
05th
12th
20th
28th
THE CHART
HIGHLIGHTS IN JUNE 2016
The star chart shows the stars and constellations visible in
the night sky for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart and
Adelaide for June 2016 at about 7:30 pm (local standard
time). For Darwin and similar locations the chart will still
apply, but some stars will be lost off the southern edge while
extra stars will be visible to the north. Stars down to a
brightness or magnitude limit of 4.5 are shown on the star
chart. To use this star chart, rotate the chart so that the
direction you are facing (north, south, east or west) is shown
at the bottom. The centre of the chart represents the point
directly above your head, called the zenith point, and the
outer circular edge represents the horizon.
This month marks the beginning of winter with
the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year,
happening on the 21st in the Southern
Hemisphere. The constellation Scorpius is in
the east in the evening and remains visible the
whole night. The Southern Cross (Crux) is
resting vertically on its axis. Jupiter is located in
the northern sky in the constellation of Leo and
is next to the crescent moon on the 11th. Mars
lies in the constellation Libra while Saturn
appears in Scorpius close to Antares, the
scorpion’s heart. The second brightest star of
our southern sky, Canopus, is low in the South.
Sydney Observatory is part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. The Sydney Observatory night sky map was created by Dr M. Anderson using the TheSky
software. This month’s edition was prepared by Andrew Smith and Dr Dimitri Douchin. © 2016 Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.