How to spot the group of stars known as the Teapot

Look out for the Teapot, a group of stars that looks as if it has the steam of the Milky Way coming out of its spout

Space 10 August 2022

2A72X0W The core of the Milky Way in Sagittarius low in the south over the Frenchman River valley at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan. This is from the

Caption: 2A72X0W The core of the Milky Way in Sagittarius low in the south over the Frenchman River valley at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan. This is from the
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ONE of the highlights of stargazing at this time of year is finding a dark enough spot to see the majestic bulge of the Milky Way. From March to September, we are in the perfect position to observe our galaxy’s dense core of stars, which appears as a band of light across the sky.

Another treat in the sky at the moment is the Teapot. This asterism, a collection of stars that isn’t a formal constellation, is one of the most recognisable patterns seen in the sky right now. In the northern hemisphere, it sits in the perfect spot …

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