"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them"
Recently, whilst spying Algeiba through the Maksutov, I noticed to the south west and low over a nearby roof top, that familiar of constellations "Corvus" the raven, or crow as it is also called.
It is also known as the "Spanker" due to its resemblance to a type of boat sail.
The constellation may be named Corvus, but to my eyes, it looks nothing like a big black bird!
Few of the constellations take on the actual shape they depict, but in the case of the "Spanker" the stargazers of old were spot on.
|Is that a spanker sail.? maybe~maybe not!|
It's good to see Corvus again, a sure sign that summer will soon be calling.