That made you look didn't it?! Fancy getting taken in by a poncey title like that!
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but there are no Nightshade, and no Tarot - this is just more of the same night sky constellation crap that you've seen before. Although, I've included some constellations that haven't featured in previous posts - mainly because they hadn't managed to struggle above the horizon during my previous early morning/late evening sojourns. Oh, and I've amended some of them to look more like what they're supposed to depict, namely: Gemini (the twins), Auriga (the charioteer), Draco (the dragon), and Leo (who now looks more like a lion than a mouse).
This first set are from 12th February:
|Orion takes centre stage in this low view over the horizon to the South East|
|Angling upwards from Orion brings Auriga and Perseus into view|
|The view North West over the sea has Cygnus the swan diving over the horizon|
|Sliding along the horizon, now facing North, and Ursa Major (the Great Bear, the Plough, the Big Dipper) can be seen balancing on its tail|
|Moving East, still hugging the horizon, brings us to Leo|
|Looking up from Leo and Cancer the constellations of Ursa Major, Lynx and Gemini can be seen|
|The southern sky has Cetus and Pisces lurking just over the horizon, with Taurus, Aries, Triangulum and Andromeda looming over them|
And the next four are from 18th February:
|Looking East North-East over the sea and Cygnus is flying East|
|Ophiuchus holding Serpens looms over Saturn to the South East|
|Above Ophiuchus and his snake are Hercules, Boötes, and Corona Borealis (that's not Serpens Cauda, by the way, it's Serpens Caput - I got my left and right mixed up!)|
|And finally, this is the view West along Overstrand High Street|
I'm waiting for the skies to clear so I can get a set from March, but it doesn't seem like I'm going to be in luck. Maybe April?
Oh, and the "Nightshade Tarot" thing? I had intended to make a set of cards with one constellation on each, but gave up pretty quickly when I realised that I'm only going to get the Northern Hemisphere visible stars. Unless I can persuade Broom to pay Dinahmow and Princess a visit...