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 […]

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 […]

Lacerta Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Lacerta

April 11, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Lacerta (“the lizard”) is a small, faint constellation of the northern skies that was created by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. Its brightest star is Alpha Lacertae, a blue dwarf situated 102 light years […]

Fornax Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Fornax

April 11, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Fornax (“the furnace”) is an extremely faint southern sky constellation that was devised by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during the mid-18th century. The brightest star in this obscure constellation, Dalim, is a binary […]

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