Star Constellations the Zodiac
Star Constellations

Star Constellations: The Zodiac

September 28, 2017 James Miller 0

There are 88 modern constellations occupying different regions of the sky, with the 12 zodiac constellations situated within a 9° band either side of the ecliptic plane. This 18 ° wide imaginary line traces the […]

Corona Borealis
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Corona Borealis

April 25, 2017 James Miller 0

Corona Borealis (“the northern crown”) is a small but recognizable horseshoe shaped constellation that is found in a relatively empty part of northern sky. It is said to represent the crown of Ariadne, a princess […]

Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Corona Australis

April 24, 2017 James Miller 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 […]

Piscis Austrinus
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Star Constellation Facts: Piscis Austrinus

April 24, 2017 James Miller 0

Piscis Austrinus (“the southern fish”) was known to the ancients and is said to represent the parent of the pair of fish associated with the zodiacal constellation of Pisces. The brightest star in this southern […]

Sextant Constellation Stars
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Star Constellation Facts: Sextans

April 23, 2017 James Miller 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 James Miller 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, […]

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