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Astronomy news for the two weeks starting Friday, January 13, 2017.

The next Skylights will appear Friday, January 13.

The Sky

At mid-evening, Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda, rides high aboard his flying steed Pegasus. And he'd best move fast, as Auriga, the Charioteer is right behind him. The evening proceeds with bright Orion below Auriga. To find Auriga, just look for the brightest, most northerly, star in the area, Capella. Well to the west of upper Orion, featured by the bright star Betelgeuse, look for the roundish head of Cetus, the Sea Monster, and we are back to the Andromeda myth, as she was rescued from the jaws of the giant beast by Perseus.
Primary source: The Astronomical Almanac.

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