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Gemini. You can see why Gemini is sometimes described as "over Orion's left shoulder." This map shows Castor and Pollux, Mekbuda, NGC 2392 and M35, among other features of Gemini. Mona Evans, "Gemini - the Celestial Twins" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182821.asp
Gemini is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is associated with the twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology.
gemini constellation - twin constellation
Cancer Constellation - Its name is Latin for crab . It lies between Gemini to the west and Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra to the south.
Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe (1742)
Japanese star map Tenmon Bun’ya no zu - detail view (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern), 1677
wow I really like you map collection!
I'm reading a book about an astronomer right now, and it reminds me of when I was a kid and I thought that would be my eventual career. I guess there's just so much romance to the stars.
vintage Japanese astronomical chart, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / Mitaka Library
OVO 说回来... 这个不是天朝的黄历嘛
1908 astronomy chart original antique celestial print - phases of the moon.
All the planets within our solar system in one picture.
I'm glad to see Pluto is included!
YOU GO PLUTO!!!! Woohoo!
I just counted to make sure Pluto was included.