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Date of midnight transit Distance You will also notice that the listings present data in two forms. , the month during which it transits, then a full description will be given; however, usually lots of other similar objects will also be visible, but they may not be at their best position to be observed. In that instance, a brief reference to the month at which the object will transit is given and thus be at an acceptable position to be observed. 10 There will be several instances when an object is not visible from northern latitudes.
This is the number of days that have elapsed since midday at Greenwich on 4713BC January 1. The reason for such a strange date is that it doesn’t rely on any secular The Science of Astronomy 19 calendar, and to find any astronomical events we may wish to look at that may have happened in the past. For example, the past return of comets have positive dates. 25 The apparent solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the Sun. It is a measure of the motion of the Sun across the sky.
Suffice to say that many of the brighter stars were given Arabic names, for example, Betelgeuse, Rigel, and so on, for the simple reason that they were originally named by the ancient Arabian astronomers. The name in brackets signifies a star’s listing in order of brightness in that particular constellation. Thus a Orionis (Betelgeuse) is the brightest star in the constellation Orion, b Orionios (Rigel), the second brightest, and so on and so forth. When all the letters of the Greek alphabet are used up, numbers are then given to the stars; thus: 1 Orionis, 2, Orionis and so on.
A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objects (2nd Edition) by Michael D. Inglis