| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stargazing is always a potential high point of our stay in the Adirondacks. But it’s better when there’s no moon. Tuesday night was a moonless night with a spectacular display. And, for the first time in my life, I was able to actually identify individual stars and constellations other than the Big Dipper.

Which is not to diminish the Big Dipper. It is our official family constellation. Each year, it is positioned precisely over our porch/dock as though it was put there for our own edification. One of those consistencies that we rely upon for this vacation.

But thanks to the Ipad/Iphone app called StarWalk, we can hold the device up to the sky, where it replicates what we’re viewing at that moment in that place. Then, you only need to touch the star on the screen to learn everything there is to know about that particular star.

I was also able to identify the constellation Scorpio on the southern horizon.

A true breakthrough.


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