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The most disappointing thing is that the article says that it will appear as a new star in the Northern Cross. Doesn't that pretty much mean that those of us in the northern hemisphere have almost no chance of seeing it?
 

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the key word here is Northern. if you can(in theory) see the big dipper then you should be able to see the northern cross.
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the key word here is Northern. if you can(in theory) see the big dipper then you should be able to see the northern cross.
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Okay, I'll buy that. I guess I was thinking of the Southern Cross (southern hemisphere) versus the Big Dipper (northern hemisphere). I admit that I'm not an avid skywatcher, but I have pent time outdoors attempting to find the various major constellations, but I've never even heard of a Northern Cross.
 

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once apon a time I could see the dippers...alas light pollution these days makes that a challenge.
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