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Star Chart above Crondall

Here’s the latest star chart that can be observed from Crondall.

As you can see the chart has North at the top of the chart.  Don’t worry if East and West look the wrong way around, it’s because it is a map of the sky therefore you have to hold it over your head, facing down, and then east and west will be the right way round  :-)

For the winter sky, locating and identifying Orion is a good place to start as this constellation not only has three stars in a straight line making up Orion’s belt, but also two bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel that are easy to spot.

Once you’ve found Orion you can move your star chart around to match the positions of the stars in the sky, and use your map to navigate the rest of the sky