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    Talking Milky way



    I have seen the milky way for the first time ever Looking from my front yard, I looked at the zenith and noticed some mistyness. The black band became more appearant as time went on. I put two and two together, and I noticed it was the Milky Way. My question is, what arm? It was in the direction of Aquila, Cygnus, Lyra.
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    Also had a great look at it (naked eye) down in southern utah this weekend, it looked best on Thursday night.
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    Very nice my friend, I'm sure now there is a lot of targets to explore there.
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    ? We call that smudge the milk galaxy ?

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    Default Re: Milky way

    Quote Originally Posted by njjmfm View Post
    ...My question is, what arm?
    Nice going Joe. o/
    You were not looking from the outside, you were seeing your home galaxy from "near" an outer edge and looking toward the center.. like looking at a plate edge on, and from within the plate.

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    Default Re: Milky way

    Our solar system sits in one of the outer arms known as the Orion-Cygnus Arm.

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    Way to go Joe...it glows here in Ar. sometimes.
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    Default Re: Milky way

    In or near the MW is the best views in my opinion. Work your way in the early evening from Cassiopeia through Cygnus, Aquila to Sagittarius with binoculars. Unbelievable the number of clusters and nebulae you can see.

 

 

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