Friday, 19 July, 2019

Tag: Galaxies

The Vulpecula Constellation

The Vulpecula Constellation

Vulpecula is a faint constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for “little fox,” although it is commonly known simply as the fox. It was identified in the seventeenth century and is located in the middle of the Summer Triangle (an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega, and Altair). Vulpecula was introduced by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in

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Vela Constellation

The Vela Constellation

Vela is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for the sails of a ship, and it was originally part of a larger constellation, the ship Argo Navis, which was later divided into three parts, the others being Carina and Puppis. Vela is bordered by Antlia and Pyxis to the north, Puppis to the northwest, Carina to the south and southwest, and Centaurus to the east. Covering 500

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Tucana Constellation

The Tucana Constellation

Tucana is a constellation of stars in the southern sky, named after the toucan, a South American bird. It is one of twelve constellations conceived in the late sixteenth century by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. French explorer and astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille gave its stars Bayer designations in 1756. The constellations Tucana, Grus, Phoenix and Pavo are collectively known as

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The Triangulum Australe Constellation

The Triangulum Australe Constellation

Triangulum Australe is a small constellation in the far Southern Celestial Hemisphere. Its name is Latin for “the southern triangle,” which distinguishes it from Triangulum in the northern sky, and is derived from the almost equilateral pattern of its three brightest stars. It was first depicted on a celestial globe as Triangulus Antarcticus by Petrus Plancius in

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