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  The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sgr] Sagittarius is the ninth constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
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 Columba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
(Columba's copy of the psalter has been traitionally associated with the Cathach of St. Columba.) As penance for these deaths, Columba was ordered to make the same number of new converts as had been killed.
Columba is also the source of the first known reference to the Loch Ness Monster.
Columba is one of the 88 modern constellations.
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The grouping of stars into constellations is essentially arbitrary, and different cultures have had different constellations, although a few of the more obvious ones tend to recur frequently, e.g., Orion and Scorpius.
Twelve of the constellations in the southern celestial hemisphere were not observable by the Greeks, and were created by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman in the sixteenth century and first cataloged by Johann Bayer.
All modern constellation names are Latin proper names or words, and some stars are named using the genitive of the constellation in which they are found.
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 CONSTELLATION - LoveToKnow Article on CONSTELLATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At one time it was held that the constellation names and myths were of, Greek origin; this view has now been disproved,,and an examination of the Hellenic myths associated with the stars and star-groups in the light of the records revealed by the decipherment of Euphratean.
These constellations were arranged in three concentric annuli, the northern ones in an inner annulus subdivided into 60 degrees, the zodiacal ones into a medial annulus of 120 degrees, and the southern ones into an outer annulus of 240 degrees.
in the Iau1J2~va of Aratus 44 constellations are enumerated, viz.
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 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
Crux is a modern constellation, and is the smallest constellation in the sky.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
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constellation - is an officially recognized group of stars used by astronomers to locate objects in the heavens.
There are a total of 88 constellations spanning the entire sky from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere.
Corvus - constellation of the Sacred Crow of Apollo.
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 Lupus - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 in Ptolemy's Almagest.
Towards the north of the constellation are globular clusters NGC 5824 and NGC 5986, and close by the dark nebula B 228.
As such, together with other constellations in the Zodiac sign of Virgo (specifically, Sagitta, and Centaurus) it may have formed the basis of the tale of the Erymanthian Boar, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles.
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 List of constellations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each culture had its own constellations, usually based on mythology.
The ancient Greeks originated many constellations that are still in use today, many of which were recorded by Ptolemy.
Properly speaking, a constellation is an area of the sky or the celestial sphere.
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 Columba - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Columba, also called the Dove, small constellation south of the belt of Orion.
Columba, Saint, also called Colum or Columcille (circa 521-97), Irish missionary, known as the apostle of Caledonia, born in county Donegal.
The common pigeon is classified as Columba livia, the...
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 Columba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Saint Columba (7 December 521 - 9 June 597) (also known as Saint Columcille meaning "Dove of the church") was Irish missionary who helped re-introduce Christianity to Scotland and the north of England.
Columba is also the source of the known reference to the Loch Ness Monster.
According to the story in 565 he came across a group of who were burying a man killed by monster and brought the man back to In another version he is said to saved the man while the man was attacked driving away the monster with the of the cross.
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 The Constellations : Starshine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Constellations have been documented in many different forms, such as pottery, coins, and other items dating back to 4000 B.C. The Greek poet Aratus of Soli gave a verse description of 44 constellations in his Phaenomena.
Subsequently, other southern constellations were added by the German astronomer Johann Bayer (1572-1625), who published the first extensive star atlas in the Western world, the Uranometria; by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687); and by the French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713-62).
Although many constellations had been mapped out, it wasn't until 1930 that definitive boundaries were fixed by the International Astronomical Union.
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 Columba, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope
In name of Columba or the dove must to the flamenco Petrus Plancius and in the famous atlas of Johann Bayer, of 1603, it is symbolized for the first time plumado heraldo of La Paz with the branch of olive tree in the tip, returned to the coffer which Noah still doubted if to leave.
Columa is a constellation that is in visible the austral hemisphere during the months of September to April in the South hemisphere and in the north during the nights you cold of winter.
The constellation of Columba I located at November 9th, 1985 when I was 18 years old from Can Picafort, Mallorca Island, Spain.
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From around 1600 to 1800, post-Copernican astronomers invented hosts of "modern" constellations from the faint stars that lie between the classical figures, from pieces of ancient constellations, and from the stars that occupy the part of the southern sky that could not be seen from classical lands.
Constellations, both ancient and modern, are generally meant to honor and represent, not to portray.
The constellations and their luminaries are linked to the main "Stars" page, the links growing as new descriptions and photographs are added.
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 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: February Constellations
This constellation was named after Castor and Pollux, two Greek heroes who were among the men Jason led on his voyages on the Argo.
This constellation is often overlooked since it is surrounded on all sides by Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, and Gemini.
This constellation is one of 15 named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his trip to the Cape of Good Hope in southern Africa.
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 Portable Planetariums Home More than a Portable Planetarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Constellation figures disappear entirely, replaced by geometric, “connect-the-dots” type formations that further aid the general public in locating patterns of stars in the sky.
Constellation (astronomy), in astronomy, any of 88 imagined groupings of bright stars that appear on the celestial sphere (see Ecliptic) and that are named after religious or mythological figures, animals, or objects.
The oldest known drawings of constellations are motifs on seals, vases, and gaming boards from the Sumerians, indicating that constellations may have been developed as early as 4000 bc.
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 Constellation Aquila
Columba, the Dove, was known to Bayer and others, but was not established until 1679 by Augustin Royer.
Altair is the brightest star in the constellation; and, flanked by Alshain (Beta-Aquilae) and Tarazed (Gamma-Aquilae), the trio are known as the Family of Aquila and form a pretty, recognizable straight-line group of stars.
One day as she looked from her castle window over the river of heaven she saw a handsome youth who was tending the royal oxen.
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Columba lies south of the Lepus the Hare, and on the meridian with Orion's Belt.
Sometimes this constellation is known as Columba Noae 'Noah's Dove'.
Columba was placed in the sky by Minerva (Greek Athena) as a memento of the bird's daring deed [NPS, SLM, BML].
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 Stories Behind the Constellations
This constellation was named by La Caille in honor of his reticle, the network of fine lines he placed in the focus of his telescope in order to make his observations in the southern hemisphere.
The constellation is supposed to represent the coat of arms of John Sobieski, king of Poland, in honor of his successful resistance against the Turkish attack on Vienna in 1683.
Hevelius formed this constellation, between Leo and Hydra, to recognize the importance of the sextant to his measurements of the stars.
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 Columba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Columba, "The Dove", may refer to the bird the Argonauts sent ahead, to help them pass the narrow strait at the mouth of the Black Sea.
The constellation's Bayer stars are not complete, and mostly are in the fourth and fifth magnitude range.
This is a globular cluster of rather faint stars in a remote section of the sky, to the southwest, eight degrees SW of alpha Col.
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 Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Columba
Petrus Plancius in the 16th century named this constellation after the dove Noah released during the flood that inundated the world long, long ago.
The first map is a wide area view of the constellation, suitable for naked eye browsing.
64k JPEG NGC1792 (Bennett 29) is a spiral galaxy that lies near the western border of Columba with Caelum.
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 Columbia's Imbolc Catastrophic Failure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Columba, born about three years before Brigid’s death, was eligible for the high kingship of Ireland, since both of his parents were of royalty.
It is likely that this is the constellation that the Masonic settlers of the New World associated with the new continent; the name now properly labels the 10-mile square region known as the "District of Columbia" in which the "City of Washington" resides.
He named this new constellation "Columba," apparently after "the dove that is sent out from Noah's Ark to search for dry land after the deluge." What we next needed to do was figure out the history and mythology of this new constellation, and any connection to the New Atlantis Dee and Bacon had been seeking.
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 FILLING THE SKY - Constellation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Knowledge of the sun, moon, and stars, and their associated mythology, was passed from generation to generation but few conclusive records of prehistoric observations survive.
Constellations were part of the historical record in Mesopotamian culture around 4000 BC.
The 88 official constellations chosen by the IAU were all European inventions, not out of cultural imperialism but because those constellations were already well known and used by many professional astronomers.
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 Astronomy Tutorial - Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Before writing was developed, the constellations were used as picture books to help the town storyteller remember the legends and myths passed on to him from his predecessors.
It is interesting to note that some constellations, such as Ursa Major (the Great Bear), used the same basic group of stars and represented the same objects as they did in other cultures.
An asterism is a miniature constellation within another constellation or group of constellations.
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 Caelum Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A minor constellation of Caelum (Chisel) is squeezed between Columba and Eridanus at the lower southern sky in winter.
Galaxy NGC 1679 In the constellation of Caelum.
Galaxy IC 2106 In the constellation of Caelum The galaxies Co-ordinates are Right Ascension: 04 56 36.0 and Declination: -28 30 00.
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 USATODAY.com - NightSky: The Hare and the Dove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In contrast to Lepus, Columba is not among the 48 constellations usually attributed to the ancients.
Interestingly, just to the east of Columba is the constellation of Puppis, which represents the stern of a large sailing vessel, Argo Navis.
Within Columba's boundaries is the place from which the Sun is moving, the "antapex of the Sun’s way." In 1718, Sir Edmund Halley determined that the stars were not fixed in position and that they moved across the sky in what is often called their proper motion.
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 Lepus, Columba and Caelum, February Constellations
Columba, the Dove, appeared first as a constellation in Bayer's atlas of 1603,and has been accepted since 1679 when it was included on a list by the Frenchman Augustine Royer.
It is one of the smallest and least obvious constellations in the sky, containing no stars brighter than magnitude 4.5.
Columba and Caelum particularly are very high in the sky early in the evening in January and February, parts of the two constellations passing directly overhead for much of New Zealand.
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 The AAAA's Constellation Home Page - From the American Association of Amateur Astronomers
The stars of a constellation usually have no physical connection between one another: although they appear in the same direction in the sky, they are actually at vastly differing distances from us.
The largest constellation, Hydra, the water snake, is a long and rambling figure that covers an area of sky 19 times greater than that of the smallest constellation.
But unlike the countries of the world, the names and the borders of the constellation are not likely to change until the slow, steady movements of the stars, known as their proper motions, render the existing constellation shapes unrecognizable, thousands of years from now.
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