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Myriads of Blazing Suns

The Southern Cross

How to Tell the Time

An Infallible Direction Indicator

Outstanding Stars

Stars of the Centaur

Strange Aboriginal Folklore

A Glowing Mass of Stars

Super Suns of the Heavens

The False Cross

The Southern Triangle

Ara and The Scorpion

Other Stars



the false cross

At the lower edge of the Milky Way, about half way between the Cross and Canopus , is the "False Cross in Argo" which stands up at almost the s am e angle as the Southern Cross. itself. It is somewhat larger than and not quite as shapely as the Cross proper, from which it may be distinguished by the presence of two clusters of fine stars, one directly below the foot and the other to the right of the right arm. Parts of the Milky Way between the two crosses provide some of the most beautiful telescopic views in the sky.



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