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February 2014 night sky chart

February 2014 night sky chart

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A chart of the February 2014 night sky showing stars, constellations and planets for the month as seen from the Earth's Southern Hemisphere.
A chart of the February 2014 night sky showing stars, constellations and planets for the month as seen from the Earth's Southern Hemisphere.

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Sydney Observatory night sky map

A map for each month of the year, to help you learn about the night sky

February 2014
www.sydneyobservatory.com.au

The star chart shows the stars and constellations visible in the night sky for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide for February 2014 at about 8.30pm (summer time) and at about 7.30pm (local standard time) for Perth and Brisbane. 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. To use this chart, rotate it 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.

Star Brightness
Zero or brighter 1st magnitude 2nd 3rd 4th
LYNX

Moon Phase
First quarter: 07th Full Moon: 15th Last quarter: 23rd
PERSEUS

Capella

Pleiades
Pollux

TRIANGULUM

P
GEMINI

Jupiter Hyades
TAURUS Aldebaran

Moon on 7 February
ARIES

M44
CANCER

Betelgeuse CANIS MINOR Regulus Procyon ORION PISCES

Orion (the Hunter) MONOCEROS HYDRA Canis Major (the Great Dog)
Sirius

M42
Rigel ERIDANUS LEPUS CETUS

Sirius

CANIS MAJOR Adhara

COLUMBA CAELUM

FORNAX

HYDRA

PYXIS

PUPPIS PICTOR Canopus

ERIDANUS
SCULPTOR HOROLOGIUM PHOENIX Achernar AQUARIUS

CRATER

ANTLIA VELA CARINA VOLANS

RETICULUM DORADO

LMC
HYDRUS MENSA TUCANA GRUS PISCIS AUSTRINUS

FALSE CROSS

SMC
SOUTHERN CROSS
CHAMAELEON

South Celestial Pole
OCTANS

CRUX

MUSCA INDUS Mimosa MICROSCOPIUM PAVO Hadar TRIANGULUM AUSTRALE Alpha Centauri CIRCINUS

Chart Key

POINTERS

APUS

Bright star CENTAURUS Faint star Ecliptic Milky Way P Planet LMC or Large Magellanic Cloud SMC or Small Magellanic Cloud

SW

TELESCOPIUM

NORMA

South

ARA

In the north-east is Jupiter, visible as a bright star-like object in Gemini. On 11th February, Jupiter is located next to the gibbous Moon. The best time to view the Moon using binoculars or a small telescope is a few days either side of the first quarter Moon on the 7th. Visible in the sky are the constellations Canis Major (the Great Dog), Orion (the Hunter) and Gemini (the Twins). Crux (the Southern Cross) remains low in the south-east.

Sydney Observatory, with a magnificent view overlooking Sydney Harbour, is open 10am to 5pm daily – except closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and open 10am to noon on 31st December. Open Monday to Saturday for night telescope sessions (planetarium session if cloudy) and 3D movies about the Universe. Bookings are essential for night programs. For more information, check the website at www.sydneyobservatory.com or call (02) 9921 3485. Sydney Observatory is at 1003 Upper Fort Street, Observatory Hill, in the historic Rocks area of Sydney.
Sydney Observatory is part of the Powerhouse Museum. The Sydney Observatory night sky map is prepared by Dr M Anderson using the software TheSky. © 2014 Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

West

SEXTANS

NW

Gemini (the Twins)

AURIGA

North

E N

ANDROMEDA

East

SE

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