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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Bob Drieslein

Star Watch: Turkey hunting and the morning sky

As turkey hunting takes center stage among Outdoor News readers in coming weeks, there are several interesting things to see in the early morning sky.
When the birds aren’t gobbling, or haven’t started yet, here are some celestial features you might want to view during the last two weeks of April 2024.

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Star Watch: Making plans for the April 8 total solar eclipse

If you missed the annular solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023, you’ll get another chance on April 8, 2024. But you may have to travel some distance to see it unless you’re one of those lucky folks who happen to live in or near the “path of totality.” The good news is that all 48 contiguous states will experience at least a partial solar eclipse.

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Star Watch: Finding brilliant and colorful details of the Orion Nebula

Located just below Orion’s belt in the familiar constellation named by the ancient Greeks is a region of dust and gas where stars are forming. It falls within a grouping of stars often referred to as the “sword” of Orion.
NASA tells us this feature, known as the Orion Nebula, is 1,500 light-years away but is still the closest, large star-forming region to Earth.

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Star Watch: The Gemini Twins are bright and relatively easy to find

For those brave souls willing to venture out on clear, cold winter nights, there are some great star-gazing opportunities.
Some of my favorites, maybe because they’re easy to find, are the constellation Orion and the stars and constellations that surround it.

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Star Watch: Interested in joining an astronomy club? There’s many across the country

Are you awed and bewildered by what you are seeing in the dark sky on your way to a turkey or deer stand, or a favorite fishing spot? Aside from reading my bi-monthly “Outdoors After Dark” column in Outdoor News, here’s another suggestion that may help you sort things out. Join an astronomy club.

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Star Watch: Here’s how to find the Winter Triangle this December

In a previous article, we talked about the “Summer Triangle,” an asterism formed by the stars Vega, Deneb and Altair. Now, nearly six months later, a similar feature comes into view in a different part of our night sky.
The “Winter Triangle” is also comprised of three bright stars: Sirius, Procyon and Betelgeuse. This asterism is relatively easy to find using the constellation Orion as a guide.

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