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Libra

Libra is a member of zodiac next to Virgo. Three stars with the third magnitudes characterize the constellation. It's fairly dim, and was a part of Scorpius in antiquit.


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The Balance, The Scales

Libra, the Balance is a member of zodiac next to Virgo. Three stars with the third magnitudes characterize the constellation. It's fairly dim, and was a part of Scorpius in antiquity. About over two thousand years ago, the sun passed through Libra at the autumnal equinox when day and night were of equal length, and the day would begin to shorten from that day on. It's considered that the constellation of Libra was invented to symbolize the equinox that divides day and night equally. Now, the autumnal equinox has moved to Virgo because of the precession of Earth.

Third Cosmic Ray : Linking Through Saturn

"The mind or intellect motivates these folk. They can give form to ideas and transform them into concepts. The first two rays deal with the intangible, but a third ray subject will resolve such abstractions into tangible realities. Practical in all things, with a good aesthetic appreciation of quality, they consider intelligence a virtue and manifestation a necessity. They are good at discriminating and formulating their own opinions, hold things connected with the senses in high regard, and have keen perceptions. Happiness is important to these subjects, whether through the ordinary pursuits of pleasure or education and knowledge. They like doing things with others, enjoy discussion and deliberation, sport, games and art. Because of a deep urge for outside stimulation, such folk need the company of others similar to themselves and, as they are very tactful and diplomatic, they make good advisers and organisers.

Galaxies In Libra

NGC 5792

NGC5792

NGC 5792 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 90, much brighter in the middle at 150X. There is a 9th mag star on the western tip of this galaxy. The bright middle shows an obvious nuclear bulge with a very suddenly brighter nucleus. I believe this bright central section is what led Herschel to call this object "round".

Planetary Nebula In Libra

Merrill 2-1

merrill_2-1

Merrill 2-1 is an obscure planetary nebula in Libra -- a constellation with remarkably few deep sky objects of note. This planetary is bright, but very, very small. An experienced observer should be able to pick it out as a sort of "funny looking star", but only at 150x or more. So don't be shy about using high magnification.

One thing that really helps in finding this tiny planetary is that it lies about an arc minute to the east of a 9.8 magnitude star, SAO 183407. This is a rather red (K2) star with a B-V color of 1.2. The nearby star makes finding this one easy and provides an excellent opportunity to experience the subtle difference in appearance between a tiny planetary nebula and a star. Even if the subtle blue-green hue of a planetary nebula is not readily apparent, your eye will still tell you that something is "funny" about the planetary nebula. This is a good instinct to hone because it can help you quickly pick out a tiny planetary in a crowded star field.

Cluster In Libra

NGC5897

NGC5897

NGC5897 is a globular cluster about 5 degrees northeast of sigma Librae, a southern star of warped square of Libra. The cluster has an apparent size of 7 arc minutes; can be classed as one of fairly large globular clusters. But unfortunately it's considerably dimmed and has no Messier's number. As this picture shoes you the cluster has very low concentration level. Compact scopes can easily resolve central member stars. And you will be fascinated with the view under high-powered telescopes with about 8-inch aperture or so. Although NGC5897 is not so celebrated, unexpectedly really worth seeing.

Planetary Destinations In Libra

In the writings by Alice A. Bailey she mention's that there are seven solar systems each with ten planets in each one of the seven major constellations, the seven being Aquarius, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, and leo. Libra is the original point of the third cosmic ray. it is my belief that one of those seven solar system mentioned by Alice A. Bailey in her writings and it is here were the third ray is emitted. The name given for this ray is Lesser Builders Conferring form. The Triple Flowers.

HD 134987

HD134987

Parent Star: HD 134987 or 23 Librae (G5 V) in the constellation of Libra is located at a distance of 81.54 Light Years from our Solar system Co-ordinates of Right Ascension: 15 13 28.6676 & Declination: -25 18 33.649. The apparent Magnitude of the star is 6.45. The Inner Edge of Habitability Zone is 0.62 AU & the Outer Edge of Habitability Zone: 1.94 AU and the estimated stellar lifespan of the star is 8638 million years. Orbiting around star HD 134987 is planet 23 Librae b the planet is believed to be a sulfurous cloud jovian, eccentric planet and its exitence has been confirmed. The planets appearance is Sulfur stained clouds of water or H2SO4 and the planet is possioned at inner edge of Habitable Zone at Mean Orbital Distance of 0.78 AU. Estimated radius of the planet is 1.015 Jupiters 1. The planet Orbits around the star 260 Days and was discovered by Marcy et al in 1999.

HD 141937

HD141937

Parent Star: HD 141937 (G2/G3 V) in the constellation of Libra is located at a distance of 109.13 Light Years from our Solar system Co-ordinates of Right Ascension: 15 52 17.5474 & Declination: -18 26 09.834. The apparent Magnitude of the star is 7.25. The Inner Edge of Habitability Zone is 0.55 AU & the Outer Edge of Habitability Zone: 1.72 AU and the estimated stellar lifespan of the star is 10000 million years. Orbiting around HD 141937 is planet HD 141937b the planet is believed to be a water cloud jovian, eccentric planet and its exitence has been confirmed. The planets appearance is white water ice clouds and the planet is possioned at the outer edge of Habitability Zone at Mean Orbital Distance of 1.52 AU. Estimated radius of the planet is 1.039 Jupiters 1. The planet Orbits around the star 653.22 ± 1.21 Days and was discovered by Michel Mayor, Dominique Naef, Francesco Pepe, Didier Queloz, Nuno C. Santos, Stephane Udry, Michel Burnet in 2001.

HD 136118

HD136118

Parent Star: HD 136118 (F9 V) in the constellation of Libra is located at a distance of 170.58 Light Years from our Solar system Co-ordinates of Right Ascension: 15 18 55.4719 & Declination: -01 35 32.590. The apparent Magnitude of the star is 6.9. The Inner Edge of Habitability Zone is 1 AU & the Outer Edge of Habitability Zone: 3.12 AU and the estimated stellar lifespan of the star is 45244 million years. Orbiting around HD 136118 is planet HD 136118b the planet is believed to be a Water Cloud Jovian, Eccentric planet and its exitence has been confirmed. The planets appearance is white water ice clouds. The Planet is believed to be at Earthlike Temperatures within the habitability zonend. estimated radius of the planet is 0.99 Jupiters 1. The planet Orbits around the star every 1209 ± 24 Days and was discovered by D.Fischer et al. in 2002.

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