Microscopium Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Microscopium

April 22, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Microscopium (“microscope”) is a small southern hemisphere constellation that was created by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 1750s after visiting South Africa. Its brightest star, Gamma Microscopii, is a yellow giant situated […]

Telescopium Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Telescopium

April 21, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Telescopium (“telescope”) is a small, faint southern sky constellation that was devised by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille following his expedition to South Africa (1751-53). He named it in honor of the scientific instrument that […]

Norma Constellation Facts
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Norma

April 19, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Norma is a small, faint southern sky constellation that was one of 14 introduced by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille following his expedition to South Africa from 1751-53. It represents a draughtsman’s level or […]

Regulus Star
Stars

Star Facts: Regulus

April 19, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Regulus (Alpha Leonis), meaning “Prince” or “Little King” in Latin, is the brightest star in the constellation Leo, and the 21st brightest star in the entire sky. It is actually a four star system made […]

Altair Star
Stars

Star Facts: Altair

April 18, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Altair (Alpha Aquilae) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, and the 12th most luminous in the entire night sky. Although the star has been in the human consciousness since ancient Babylonian and Sumerian […]

Scutum Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Scutum

April 18, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Scutum (“the shield”) is an extremely small, faint southern sky constellation that was devised by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1684 to commemorate King John III Sobieski’s victory at the Battle of Vienna against the […]

Pavo Constellation Stars
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Pavo

April 17, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Pavo (“the peacock”) is one of 12 southern sky constellations devised by Petrus Plancius in the 16th century based upon the observations of Dutch explorers visiting the East Indies . Fortunately, it is neither as […]

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Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Horologium

April 14, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Horologium (“the clock”) is a small, dim southern constellation that is one of fourteen invented by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the mid-18th century. The brightest star in this pendulum clock shaped constellation […]

Caelum Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Caelum

April 13, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Caelum (“the chisel”) is one of the smallest, faintest constellations in the night sky, and is one of 14 southern constellations invented by French astronomer Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the mid-18th century. Its […]

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