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Daily cosmobite: Canopus again

Finding Canopus with the Southern Cross (Crux on sky map). Courtesy 2013 Australasian Sky GuideCanopus, the second brightest star in the sky, can be found in the early evening by extending an imaginary line through the top two stars of the Southern Cross to the right or west. It is a supergiant star that has 100 times the width of our Sun and 10,000 times its energy output.

Finding Canopus with the Southern Cross (Crux on sky map). Courtesy 2013 Australasian Sky Guide

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