Friday, March 15, 2019

Viewing the Pinwheel

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is entry 101 in the Messier Catalog, found in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is particularly well situated for observing this time of year in the northern hemisphere.

One famous observer in the northern hemisphere was the Leviathan of Parsontown. If you get a chance, look up some of the drawings by Lord Rosse.

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