November Constellations


The constellations of November can often be considered by many astronomers as a phenomenal mythological lineup of the stars. Consisting of some of the biggest and most well-known mythological figures, the month of November is surely capable of leaving any astronomy junkie in awe. However, only two of the six constellations have are more captivating to the naked human eyes those being Andromeda and Cassiopeia. As the other four consist of somewhat faint stars that are relatively less visible than the other two. Here is a list of the six constellations that make November the month of stars for mythological constellation:

• Andromeda
It is visible in the northern hemisphere from August through January, and in the southern hemisphere in November. It represents the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, the king and queen of Ethiopia. The right ascension is 0.54 hours and the declination is 38.54 degrees. The area is 722 square degrees and it crosses the meridian on November 10 at 9 PM. There are total of 7 points of interest in Andromeda. M31- Spiral Galaxy, M32- Elliptical Galaxy, M33- Elliptical Galaxy, Alpheratz- Navel of the Steed, Mirach- The Lions, Almaak- Earthkid and Adhil.

• Cassiopeia
It is visible in northern hemisphere all year long and it represents her chained to her throne in the heavens as punishment for her boast of being more beautiful than all the Nereids. The right ascension is 1.01 hours and the declination is 62.2 degrees. The area is 598 square degrees and it crosses the meridian on November 20 at 9 PM. There are 8 points of interest in Cassiopeia. M103- Open Star Cluster, M52- Open Star Cluster, Shedir- Breast, Caph- Palm, Ruchbah- Knee, Segin, Achird, and Marfak.

• Phoenix
It is completely visible in latitudes south of 32 degrees north from September through November. It represents the mythological bird that would be consumed by fire and then emerge from the flames reborn. The right ascension is 0.7 hours and the declination is negative 48.57 degrees. The area is 469 square degrees and it crosses the meridian on November 20 at 9 PM. There is only one point of interest in Phoenix, which is Ankaa.

• Pisces
It is visible in the sky between October and December in the northern hemisphere. It is represented as a pair of fish facing in opposite directions, connected at the tail by a common star. The right ascension is 0.85 hours and declination is 11.08 degrees. The area is 889 square degrees and it crosses the meridian on November 10 at 9 PM. There are 4 points of interest in Pisces. M74- Spiral Galaxy, Alrisha- Ropes, Fum al Samakah and Torcularis Septentrionalis.

• Sculptor
It is completely visible in latitudes south of 50 degrees north from August through October. It is one of the more recent constellations named by Lacaille. The right ascension is 0.5 hours and the declination is negative 32.35 degrees. The area is 475 square degrees and it crosses the meridian on November 10 at 9 PM. There are no points of interest in Sculptor.

• Tucana
It is visible in latitudes south of 14 degrees north between August and October. It was invented by Johann Bayer and is one of three exotic birds, which are grouped around the South Pole. The right ascension is 0.13 hours and the declination is negative 64.96 degrees. The area is 295 square degrees and it crosses the meridian on November 5 at 9 PM. There are no points of interest in Tucana.




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