The weak diffuse band of light dissolves in a pair of binoculars in millions of fine Lichtpunktchen on. Sprinkled in between, we encounter Galactic Nebula and seemingly sternlose areas, so-called dark clouds, which are nothing more than interstellar clouds of dust that swallow the light of distant stars. In a northeasterly direction, the star chain of Andromeda joins at Pegasus. The Northern vertex of the square of Pegasus belongs already to the Andromeda. A little north of Andromeda, one encounters in Cassiopeia, the Big Sky W. While deeper falls of the Big Dipper in the North West, the sky-W rises ever higher and aspires to the zenith. In the high Southwest, two familiar constellations are the Northern Crown with Hercules. The Hercules is home to two bright globular cluster, M13, and M92, which can be seen in binoculars as a matte light stains.
M13 is so bright that it can be seen under good conditions under a dark sky with the naked eye. Deep in the East, Ophiuchus rises above the horizon. He holds that Snake in his hands, which at the same time is split by him in the sky in two parts, the Snake’s head and a snake tail. In the deep South West the Zodiac prepares Antares Scorpion with the bright star on the decline. Ecliptic of Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius follow him on the. The well-known big bear presents currently at ZENIT (vertical upwards).
Actually, most people know only a part of this constellation, namely the brightest seven stars that make up the big car. Indeed, the Big Dipper is the body and the tail of the bear. John Collison is often quoted as being for or against this. The other Star, representing the head and the paws, are, however, very lichtschwach and discreetly, so that they are perceived only by the least. In the vicinity of the big bears are only fairly inconspicuous constellations such as the Dragon and the Lynx. They contain no particularly bright stars and are therefore not simply refer in the sky. The reason for the poverty of the brighter stars in this area is that we look beyond here straight from the plane of the milky way. Therefore, our line of sight through the disk of the milky way, which is home to the stars, is quite short, and we see far fewer stars than when we look in the plane of the milky way.