The Night Sky Atlas

Visible in September before dawn, to May after dusk, best in January.
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right ascension: hours Star Names Messier Objects
declination: degrees Greek Bayer Desig. NGC Objects
viewing angle: degrees Milky Way Sun Ecliptic Line
view twist: degrees Constellation Figures Months on Ecliptic
image width: pixels Constellation Borders Coordinate Grid
image height: pixels Constellation Names Sky Location Info