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All the Sky
of December
at about midnight Local Time (LT), northern hemisphere,
or November 2:00 LT or January 22:00 LT
northern night sky of december

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Date:23.12.2006 Time:22:59 UT
Exposure:10min Field of View:180o
Emulsion:Fuji Provia 400F Optics:f=8mm 1/4.0
Place:Römerstein, Swabian Alb,  
southern Germany
Observer:Till Credner
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Conspicuos Orion culminates in the south at about midnight in December. The bright star Rigel, Orions left foot, together with the brightest stars of Canis Major, Canis Minor, Gemini, Auriga, and Taurus make up the famous star pattern of the winter hexagon. Leo, the lion, has risen in the east.