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Constellations

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Constellations

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Here's a delightful suggestion to change the words to the "I'm a little teapot" song to point out The Teapot of Sagittarius. The heart of the Milky Way is in Sagittarius. Mona Evans, "Sagittarius the Archer" www.bellaonline.c...

The "Teapot" asterism in Sagittarius. The Milky Way is the "steam" coming from the spout. (Credit: Eoghanacht) Mona Evans, "Sagittarius the Archer" www.bellaonline.c...

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PA.BIL.SAG, a Babylonian representation of the god of the hunt. (Credit: Liesbeth Bisterbosch) He was associated with the constellation later known as Sagittarius. You can see that he is a chimera with features that are human, but also wings, two heads, a horse's body and a scorpion's tail. Mona Evans, "Sagittarius the Archer" www.bellaonline.c...

PA.BIL.SAG, der babylonische Jagdgott, unser Sternbild Sch?tze - Liesbeth Bisterbosch

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See the Teapot of Sagittarius in this photo? It comes from EarthSky Facebook friend Lewistown StormWatcher, who posted it on August 17, 2012. The center of the galaxy is located in this direction. Mona Evans, "Sagittarius the Archer" www.bellaonline.c...

Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation | EarthSky.org

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Obsolete constellations Tarandus (Rangifer) and Custos Messium shown where they used to be near Camelopardalis (the giraffe). Taradus was devised by Le Monnier to commemorate an expedition to Lapland. Custos Messium was invented by Lalande to honor Charles Messier the comet hunter. Mona Evans, "Obsolete Constellations" www.bellaonline.c...

Telescopium Herschelii. This obsolete constellation depicts the reflecting telescope with which William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. It was devised by Maximilian Hell to honor Herschel. This version is that of Johann Bode in his atlas Uranographia, an accurate drawing of Herschel's telescope. Mona Evans, "Obsolete Constellations" www.bellaonline.c...

Telescopium Herschelii

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Argo Navis, large & ancient constellation of the southern skies, it represents the ship that Jason & the Argonauts used to search for the Golden Fleece. It's no longer one constellation, having been broken down into three separate ones by Lacaille: Carina, the keel; Puppis, the ship's deck; & Vela, the sail. Pyxis, the compass, was also added near the ship. (Credit: Hevelius, Uranographia) Mona Evans, "Obsolete Constellations" www.bellaonline.c...

Felis, as depicted in Bode's Uranographia (1801). Constellation invented by 18th century French astronomer Jerome Lalande, but never made it into common usage. This is a very peculiar looking cat. Mona Evans, "Obsolete Constellations" www.bellaonline.c...

ShukerNature: FELIS - LOST CONSTELLATION OF THE CAT

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Felis, the Cat, a constellation designated in 1799 by French astronomer Joseph Jérôme de Lalande, a noted cat-lover. As depicted in Alexander Jamieson's 1822 star atlas. It was not included in the 88 modern constellations passed by the IAU. What a shame. ©Mona Evans, “Cats in the Sky” www.bellaonline.c...

Taurus. Aldebaran, an orange giant star, is the bull's right eye. The Hyades are an open star cluster and some of their bright stars form the V of the bull's face. The Pleiades are another star cluster, and the Crab nebula is a pulsar and the remnant from a supernova explosion witnessed in 1054. Mona Evans, "Taurus the Bull" www.bellaonline.c...

Taurus: The Bull

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Taurus the bull, as depicted in the 19th century Urania's Mirror, based on Alexander Jamieson's star atlas. Taurus is an ancient zodiac constellation. Mona Evans, "Taurus the Bull" www.bellaonline.c...

Urania’s Mirror c.1825 – Ian Ridpath's Old Star Atlases

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Taurus as depicted in the astronomical treatise Book of Fixed Stars by the Persian astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, c. 964. Mona Evans, "Taurus the Bull" www.bellaonline.c...

Taurus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Tropic of Cancer monument. (Credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo) Located in Taiwan, it straddles Tropic of Cancer, the line of latitude marking the most northerly latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This happens at the June solstice. A few thousand years ago, the Sun was in the constellation Cancer at this time, but due to precession, it's now within the boundary of Taurus at the June solstice. Mona Evans, "Cancer the Crab" www.bellaonline.c...

APOD: 2013 August 2 - Tropic of Cancer

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Cancer the constellation. The broken line shows the boundary of the modern constellation. The inverted Y of the classical constellation is an asterism and at its center is M44 the large open star cluster known as the Beehive cluster. Mona Evans, "Cancer the Crab" www.bellaonline.c...

"آسمان شب برای همه" - صورت های فلکی

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Cancer the constellation. As represented in the Celestial Atlas (1822) by Alexander Jamieson. Mona Evans, "Cancer the Crab" www.bellaonline.c...

The Constellation Cancer, The Crab.

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Cancer the crab. This is an unaided-eye view of Cancer low in the sky. The two bright stars are Gemini's Castor and Pollux. It's difficult to pick out the Y of Cancer. The next pin shows the dots joined. Or if you click on the image, a mouseover will show it. Mona Evans, "Cancer the Crab" www.bellaonline.c...

Cancer, the Crab - Constellations - Digital Images of the Sky

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Cancer the crab. This is an unaided-eye view of Cancer low in the sky. The two bright stars are Gemini's Castor and Pollux. It's difficult to pick out the Y of Cancer, so there are lines here to show the shape of the constellation. Mona Evans, "Cancer the Crab" www.bellaonline.c...

Cancer (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Perseus. This constellation is shaped rather like a distorted capital A. In the sky he is depicted holding the severed head of Medusa the Gorgon, marked by the star Algol. (Credit: IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)) Mona Evans, "Absolute Beginners - Autumn Skies" www.bellaonline.c...

Perseus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Table Mountain in the clouds. (Credit: ijshoorn). Table Mountain near Cape Town, South Africa was the inspiration for Lacaille's constellation Mensa. The Large Magellanic Cloud represents the clouds often seen on the mountaintop.

Panoramio - Photo of Table Mountain in the clouds

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Mensa, introduced by Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae, as illustrated in the Uranographia of Johann Bode (1801). Nubecula Major is the Large Magellanic Cloud, representing the cloud that caps the real Table Mountain.Mona Evans, “Lacaille's Skies – Arts” www.bellaonline.c...

Star Tales – Mensa

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Octans encompasses the south celestial pole, as shown here in the Uranographia of Johann Bode where it was called Octans Nautica. The octant was the forerunner of the modern sextant. Mona Evans, “Lacaille's Skies – Arts” www.bellaonline.c...

Star Tales – Octans

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Pyxis hovers over the mast of Argo in the Uranographia of Johann Bode (1801). The compass would have been useful to Jason and his Argonauts, but it wasn't known to the ancient Greeks. Mona Evans, “Lacaille's Skies – Arts” www.bellaonline.c...

Star Tales – Pyxis

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Norma, shown under the name Norma et Regula (set square and ruler) in the Uranographia of Johann Bode (1801). One of the constellations of Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille. Mona Evans, “Lacaille's Skies – Arts” www.bellaonline.c...

Star Tales – Norma

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Mensa, introduced by Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae, as illustrated in the Uranographia of Johann Bode (1801). Nubecula Major is the Large Magellanic Cloud, representing the cloud that caps the real Table Mountain. Mona Evans, “Lacaille's Skies – Arts” www.bellaonline.c...

Star Tales – Mensa

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Circinus from the Uranographia of Johann Bode, with Triangulum Australe to its left and Norma (the set square and ruler) just off the top of the picture. Circinus and Norma are two constellations invented by 18th century astronomer Nicolas Lacaille. Mona Evans, “Lacaille's Skies – Arts” www.bellaonline.c...

Star Tales – Circinus

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