n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Deepsky delights

Volume 69, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Slender and lithe forms are typically associated with wild birds. When we look up at the stars we also find interesting shapes and patterns that appear slender and lithe. Combining the world of the wild and the world of the night sky, it is not that difficult to find a constellation like Grus the Crane presenting itself to our imagination. In real life the Blue Crane is very special, and is our South African national bird.

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