The two combinations: The Orion group is useful in navigation and determining directions and the locations of some stars
The Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center announced distinguished astronomical events taking place this February, including a sky distinguished by its stars, and the most prominent star clusters can be seen in it, and it includes nebulae and galaxies outwardly for the observer.
Khaled Al-Jamaan, the general supervisor of museums at the center, told KUNA today, Friday, that this includes four stars that shine remarkably in the sky of Kuwait throughout the night, in the middle of which are three stars that appear next to each other. the hunt».
Al-Jamaan explained that this group contains the most wonderful and beautiful celestial bodies, which are the Orion Nebula that can be seen with the naked eye, in addition to the Horse Head Nebula and the Flame Nebula or Flame, which, unlike the previous ones, cannot be seen with the naked eye. Nebulae are known as huge clouds of gas and dust. Active regions where new stars are forming.
Al-Jamaan pointed out the possibility that the Orion constellation could be useful in navigation and for locating some stars, and it is considered a good choice for determining directions because of its great clarity, as it is a relatively large constellation and can be seen from all over the world due to the location of its stars on the equatorial circle.
And he indicated that photography enthusiasts can easily photograph the Orion Nebula “Al-Sayyad” from the sky of Kuwait, with an estimated diameter of 30 light-years and an estimated distance of 400.1 light-years. From the sky of Kuwait easily and clearly.
He stated that during the coming days of February, the appearance of the comet C / 2022 E3 (ZTF), which passed near the planet Earth, will recede, to move away during the coming period outside the solar system in its 50,000-year orbit.
Al-Jamaan added that the Space Museum intends to launch a weekly program to monitor the sky, in which the latest astronomical devices and equipment from telescopes will be used in order to monitor and document the movement of celestial bodies in order to access a scientific astronomical archive and the largest amount of information so that the museum becomes a scientific reference for fans of astronomical phenomena and their follow-up.
He pointed out that the Space Museum holds a series of monthly meetings under the name of the Diwaniyat al-Astronomers, in which the latest findings of science in the field of astronomy and space are presented, in addition to exchanging opinions and experiences.