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Brightest of all is Vega, near the zenith all summer long. It is easy to find; it is the brightest thing at any height in the eastern heavens, and it is Arcturus's only stellar rival. Any equal of these two must be a planet and must appear only in the lower southern sky. Somewhat toward the northeast of Vega is a fairly bright star, and a little farther to the southeast is another. The first is Deneb and the second is Altair. Although each of these three bright stars lies in a separate constellation, the triangle they form is the single most distinctive feature of the overhead sky all throughout the mid- and late summer.

Then you know that the brighter star is being eclipsed by the fainter of the close pair. Algol is the most conspicuous eclipsing binary star in the entire sky. The other constellations of late summer and fall include four of the zodiac, all faint. These are Capricomus, the goat; Aquarius, 56 Night Has a Thousand Eyes The autumn sky seen toward the south. The great square of Pegasus is near the center. Fomalhaut is the bright star near the southern horizon. Andromeda, Perseus, and Cassiopeia are also visible.

But for now, the new 53 54 Night Has a Thousand Eyes star groups are more noteworthy for the legends they were intended to portray than for their luminosity. An ancient Greek myth connects six constellations, of which Cassiopeia and Cepheus lie in the northern circumpolar region. The other four are all rising above the eastern horizon in the early autumn months. This myth runs as follows: Cassiopeia, a queen of Ethiopia and the wife of Cepheus, was very vain and boasted of her beauty and that of her daughter, the Princess Andromeda.

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