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A few southern stars


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Fascinating stuff Rob, I had to use Skysafari too, but managed to identify all that you mention ?.

It must have been quite an experience for you, trying to make sense of the southern sky - cheers for that!

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It can take you a while to get your bearings sometime thats for sure !

Its a bit of an eye opener when you see Orion lying on its right side, with Sirius at about 50º altitude ?

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Very nice. ?


I remember being on Mount Teide in Tenerife and finding it wierd realising that half of the main stars in Ursa Major were below the northern horizon! ?

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Blimey, yes I have got it. That would look stunning in a scope.

A workmate went to Cape Verde and said it's the windiest place he knows, it never stopped blowing once.

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Its not as bad as Fuerteventura up in the Canaries thats for sure.

Thats the windiest place (together with Orkney) i've been to.


Occasionally the Cape Verdes get hit by tropical storms, but they are rare.


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