The eight February constellations include a few well-known groups such as Gemini, the Twins, and Canis Major, the Great Dog. Located in these constellations are seven Messier objects. All of these are open star clusters except for M79, which is a beautiful globular cluster located in the constellation of Lepus, the rabbit. The constellation Auriga contains the most, with three open clusters worthy of some serious observation. Gemini is home to two famous bright stars known as Castor and Pollux. The February sky also reveals Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. At magnitude -1.46, this bright star dominates the winter night. Click on any constellation below for more information.
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