I think this constellation is awesome. So many bright stars in a small area, with Sirius piercing boldly at the top. Wezen showed an orange color. I apparently even picked out M41 naked eye. Not knowing the boundaries well, I picked up some stars from Columbia and Puppis. After a second look, I saw two orange-red stars–one just northeast of Adhara, and one northwest of Wezen on the west belly of the constellation. Also, Mirzam appeared blue.
|Date/Time||January 30, 2005 – 10:00 PM MST (January 31, 2005 – 05:00 UT)|
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home [111°39′ Long / 35°12′ Lat]|
|Transparency||Mag 5.0 (Based on GSC 5392:2413 in Canis Major)|