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Finding your way around outside with a printout of the sky chart

Find a safe place to stargaze, preferably away from the glare of artificial lights. Turn to face south (the Sun sets approximately to your right) with north at the top of the page; the lower half of the chart will represent the southern region of sky you are facing. Turn around and face north, rotate the map so that south is at the top; the lower half of the chart will now represent the northern region of the sky you are facing. And so on for other points of the compass. The centre of the chart always represents the point overhead, or the zenith.