Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Category: Astronomy

The Caelum Constellation

The Caelum Constellation

The Caelum Constellation. Caelum is a faint constellation in the southern sky, introduced in the 1750s by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and counted among the 88 modern constellations. Its name means “chisel” in Latin, and it was formerly known as Caelum Scalptorium, “the engravers’ chisel” (bottom right in the diagram

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The Auriga Constellation

The Auriga Constellation

The Auriga Constellation. Auriga is one of the 88 modern constellations; it was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy. Located north of the celestial equator, its name is the Latin word for “charioteer.” In Greek mythology, Auriga is often identified as the mythological Greek hero Erichthonius

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The Aquila Constellation

The Aquila Constellation

The Aquila Constellation. Aquila is a constellation on the celestial equator. Its name is Latin for ‘eagle’ and it represents the bird who carried Zeus’ thunderbolts in Greco-Roman mythology. Aquila was one of the 48 constellations described by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It had been earlier mentioned by Eudoxus in the

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The Aquarius Constellation

The Aquarius Constellation

The Aquarius Constellation. Aquarius is a constellation of the zodiac, situated between Capricornicus and Pisces. Its name is Latin for “water-carrier” or “cup-carrier”, and its symbol is  , a representation of water. Aquarius is identified as GU.LA “The Great One” in the Babylonian star catalogues and represents the god Ea himself, who is commonly

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The Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda Constellation. Andromeda (And) is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. The Constellation is most prominent during autumn evenings in the Northern Hemisphere, along with several other constellations named for characters in

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