Pollux
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Star Facts: Pollux

April 26, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Pollux is the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, and the 17th brightest in the entire night sky. However, contrary to convention, Pollux bears the designation Beta Geminorum, which by rights should apply to Castor […]

Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Corona Australis

April 24, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Corona Australis (“the southern crown”) is the southern sky’s counterpart to Corona Borealis (“the northern crown”), and despite being rather small and faint, it is nonetheless a rather beautiful constellation on account of its distinctive […]

Sextant Constellation Stars
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Star Constellation Facts: Sextans

April 23, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Sextans (“the Sextant”) is an extremely faint southern hemisphere constellation that was created by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. It is found close to the celestial equator, with its brightest star, Alpha Sextantis, […]

Chamaeleon Constellation
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Star Constellation Facts: Chamaeleon

April 22, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Chamaeleon (“the chameleon”) is a small, dim southern constellation that like its namesake is difficult to find. It was devised by astronomer Petrus Plancius based upon the observations of Dutch navigators, with its brightest star, […]

Microscopium Constellation
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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
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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
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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 […]

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