Constellations

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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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300646.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300646.asp

Corona Borealis. The alpha star is also known as Alphekka or Gemma. T Coronae Borealis is the Blaze Star, a recurrent nova. R Coronae Borealis is an unusual variable star. The italic numbers next to stars are their visual magnitudes to the nearest tenth (with the decimal point omitted). North is up and east is left. (Credit: Sky & Telescope)

Corona Borealis. The alpha star is also known as Alphekka or Gemma. T Coronae Borealis is the Blaze Star, a recurrent nova. R Coronae Borealis is an unusual variable star. The italic numbers next to stars are their visual magnitudes to the nearest tenth (with the decimal point omitted). North is up and east is left. (Credit: Sky & Telescope)

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300844.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300844.asp

The "Teapot" asterism in Sagittarius. The Milky Way is the "steam" coming from the spout.  (Credit: Eoghanacht) Mona Evans, "Sagittarius the Archer" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300844.asp

The "Teapot" asterism in Sagittarius. The Milky Way is the "steam" coming from the spout. (Credit: Eoghanacht) Mona Evans, "Sagittarius the Archer" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300844.asp

MTA | Press Release | Metro-North | On Time/ Grand Central at 100. Poster released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority in 2013, the centenary of Grand Central Terminal. The famous clock is there and the ceiling constellations have been set free to fill the "sky". Mona Evans, "Sky of Grand Central Terminal - History" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301156.asp

MTA | Press Release | Metro-North | On Time/ Grand Central at 100. Poster released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority in 2013, the centenary of Grand Central Terminal. The famous clock is there and the ceiling constellations have been set free to fill the "sky". Mona Evans, "Sky of Grand Central Terminal - History" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301156.asp

In the skylore, and in the real sky, Scorpius (left) and Orion (right) are never seen in the sky at the same time. (Illustration from a project by Hyaku at behance .net) Mona Evans, "Scorpius the Scorpion", http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301069.asp

In the skylore, and in the real sky, Scorpius (left) and Orion (right) are never seen in the sky at the same time. (Illustration from a project by Hyaku at behance .net) Mona Evans, "Scorpius the Scorpion", http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301069.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300737.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300737.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300737.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300737.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300737.asp

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" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300737.asp

Cygnus the swan. It's depicted with its head down on its long neck, and with a short tail. It's flying down the Milky Way. You can probably pick out the five bright stars that make up the asterism of the Northern Cross.

Cygnus the swan. It's depicted with its head down on its long neck, and with a short tail. It's flying down the Milky Way. You can probably pick out the five bright stars that make up the asterism of the Northern Cross.

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