The Deep Photographic Guide to the

The constellation of the month

Aries, Triangulum

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Latin: Aries (Ari), Triangulum (Tri)
English: Ram, Triangle Spanish: Carnero, Triángulo
German: Widder, Dreieck French: Bélier, Triangle

The constellation of Aries is shown and above the small constellation of Triangulum (see lines).

In mid of November the above field culminates at about 22:30 LT (10:30 pm). The declination of these constellations ranges from +10 to +37 degrees. The brightest star in Aries is Hamal (V= 2.0 mag), visible just below the image center. Neighboring constellations are Taurus (lower left), Perseus (left), Andromeda (above), Pisces (right), and Cetus (below). The ecliptic crosses the southern field of Aries, i.e. it lies in the plane of the solar system. So you frequently can see the sun, moon, and planets there, like in our example Saturn in the lower left.

There are three good identificable deep sky objects in the photography. Most prominent is M 33, the Triangle galaxy, a quite large, but faint face on spiral galaxy of our local group.

© all photographs taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle