The South Polar Constellations

Map 6
mag scale

Map 6 shows the south polar constellations from a declination of 50 degrees south to the South Celestial Pole, which is set in dim Octans (not shown). 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 clockwise. The Milky Way, centered on the Galactic Equator, the mid-line of the Galaxy, runs across the lower right. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are nearby satellite galaxies to our own. (The constellation outlines are not necessarily the same as those on the photographs in the Stars pages.)

Missing Constellations

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