March 

There are no bright stars in the new constellations you will see this month.  Even so, at least one of them is very important for a couple of reasons, one being that it contains one of the most interesting deep sky objects for either a telescope or binoculars.

Figure 18: March stars near the meridian. 

First, face south and look to the east of Canis Major.  There you will find the less than prominent stars of Puppis, The Shipís Deck.   Even farther to the east is the small constellation called  Pyxis, The Marinerís Compass

 

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