October 22, 2012
The sea monster Cetus fills up our eastern and southeastern sky during the early evenings this month. Look for the star Tau Ceti — a near twin of our sun — and the variable star Mira, near the limit of naked-eye visibility.
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Wedged in between the bright star Fomalhaut to the south and the glittering Pleiades star cluster to the east is the huge, lumbering constellation of Cetus the Whale.