Sail Past Orion to the Outer Limits of the Milky Way

Orion (at right), Sirius (bottom) and the pale wintertime Milky Way (center) are well-placed for viewing around 11 o'clock local time in late November. Credit: Bob King

Orion (at right), Sirius (bottom) along with the pale band of the wintertime Milky Way are well-placed for viewing around 11 o’clock local time in late November. Credit: Bob King

Several nights ago the chill of interstellar space refrigerated the countryside as temperatures fell well below zero. That didn’t discourage the likes of Orion and his seasonal friends Gemini, Perseus and Auriga. They only seemed to grow brighter as the air grew sharper. (…)
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