Islands in the Sky: Galaxies

The Inspiration Page of our home-based ministry site (www.christworksministries.org) contains a new story (top left) about the Sculptor Galaxy. The link takes you to 3 sketches at 3 magnifications. There is information provided to new observers about how to find it but also general information about the physical characteristics of… Continue reading

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Travels Around the Northern Cross (Cygnus)

The Scene in the Heavens. The late summer and fall season for middle northern latitudes are marked in the heavens from our vantage point by the Milky Way, which slices the sky from SSW to NNE. Cygnus (sometimes called the Northern Cross) is nearly at zenith (straight up) a few hours after… Continue reading

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A Parable with More Southern Skies Observing

The Observing Night. My wife and I had observed for a couple hours on September 10; we had sketched a couple NGC objects in the southern skies. (The story and sketches are on www.christworksministries.org on the Inspiration Page, top left story for the next few days.) Although my wife was weary and… Continue reading

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