The North Polar Constellations

Map 1
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Map 1 shows the north polar constellations from a declination of 50 degrees north to the North Celestial Pole, which is beautifully marked by Polaris. Right ascensions are given around the periphery. The sky is seen at 8:30 PM (2030 hours) for the month shown as if it were at the top (presented here for October). For each hour thereafter, the map rotates one hour counterclockwise. The Milky Way, centered on the Galactic Equator, the mid-line of the Galaxy, runs across the upper right. (The constellation outlines are not necessarily the same as those on the photographs in the Stars pages.)
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