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Different constellations are seen from different places

Constellations appear to shift toward the horizon as you move away from the equator.

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The Argument

The north star (Polaris) cannot be seen farther than about 2° south latitude. Using FE measurements (12,500 miles from the north pole to the ice wall or dome, 3,100 mile Polaris altitude), neither pole star (Polaris/Sigma Octantis) should ever be visibly lower than 14° above the horizon.

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You cannot use math to prove anything! Eyesight has a limited range.

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