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Stars looking from the south of Enceladus, Trying to guess which stars are shown
Raoul
post Dec 16 2008, 09:05 PM
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In our astronomy club at Gembloux, we tried to figure out which stars we can see in the picture...Cassini was looking from below Enceladus, so they must be familiar to us living in the northern hemisphere...I thought of Cassiopeia, but maybe not.
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post Dec 16 2008, 09:28 PM
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Enceladus was in Ursa Minor at the time. The brightest star in the scene is in the lower right corner, the 5.15 mag. star HIP 74605/HD 136064. Here is the scene in Celestia:


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