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  Constellations & Stars, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
This constellation, protected by Hermes and put among the stars by Hera, represents the crab that was killed by Heracles 1 while he was fighting the Hydra [Hyg.Ast.2.23; Man.2.33, 2.433ff.].
The constellation of the Greater Dog is, according to some, the extraordinary dog Laelaps 2, which was given by Zeus as a guardian for Europa, and later acquired by King Minos 2 of Crete, who gave it to Procris 2 as a bribe so that she would lie in his bed beside him.
This constellation commemorates the deliverance of Andromeda by Perseus 1.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/CONSTELLATIONS.html   (3975 words)

 Crater, mythology and history, characteristics and observations by telescope
One is a mediocre celestial zone where the Crater constellation, nailed in galactic latitude of +40º is located and therefore in a very poor zone in doubles and accumulations and something rich in galaxies.
It limits the north with the constellation of I read, to the east with Hydra and Sextans, to the south with the Hydra and the west with a the precious constellation of Corvus.
One is in the South sector of the constellation.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Crt1.htm   (383 words)

 Crater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The constellation has stars fainter than 4th magnitude; it may be fairy difficult to appreciate it under light-polluted night sky.
This Crater is the goblet of Appolo according to the Greek myth.
The constellation has several semi-regular variables, the brightest of which is R Crateris: 8.0-9.5 with a period of about 160 days.
www.wingmakers.co.nz /Crater.html   (686 words)

 Crater - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Crater, bowl-shaped pit or depression on the surface of a planet or a moon.
Crater (astronomy) (Latin, “the cup”), southern constellation, located south of Leo and north of Hydra.
Impact Crater, geological feature resulting from the collision of a large meteorite or the nucleus of a comet with a larger body such as the Earth....
uk.encarta.msn.com /Crater.html   (168 words)

 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Crux is a modern constellation, and is the smallest constellation in the sky.
Originally part of the constellation of Scorpius, this constellation was recognized as the scales by the Romans.
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.
www.skpranch.com /list.htm   (6556 words)

 Constellation Info
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.
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.
(The constellation Crater, is sometimes identified as Ganymede's cup.) The constellation Aquarius was named by the Sumerians after their god of heaven An, who pours the waters of immortality upon the earth.
affy50.tripod.com /Constels.html   (6858 words)

 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: April Constellations
It is one of the 15 constellations named by Lacaille to fill in the empty spaces in the southern hemisphere.
Hydra is the largest constellation in the sky, and its stars form a long snake-like shape stretching from Libra to Canis Major along the southern horizon.
It is one of seven constellations introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the catalog released in 1690 after his death.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b04.html   (1095 words)

 crater - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Crater (astronomy and geology), bowl-shaped pit or depression on the surface of a planet or a moon.
Crater (constellation), also called the Cup, faint constellation in the southern sky.
Crater Lake National Park, national park in southern Oregon, established in 1902.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=crater   (148 words)

 Crater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Virgo is one of the constellations of the Zodiac, and is sometimes known as The Maiden.
Capricornus is one of the zodiacal constellations and represents a goat with the tail of a fish.
Hydra is the largest and longest of all the constellations and occupies a rather sparse region of the sky.
sg-1.tv /constellations   (5512 words)

 Crater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Crater (AK-70) was launched as John James Audubon 8 October 1942 by Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs.
Crater continued to carry cargo from New Zealand and other supply bases to Guadalcanal and throughout the Solomons until 21 June 1944, when she sailed to operate in the Marshalls and Marianas through the summer.
Crater carried cargo from Auckland and Brisbane, Australia, to Saipan, the Philippines, Manus, Noumea, and Eniwetok until 5 February 1946, when she sailed for Pearl Harbor, arriving 24 February.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c15/crater.htm   (218 words)

The constellations, as they were described in Greek mythology, were mostly god-favoured (or cursed) heroes and beasts who received a place in the heavens in memorial of their deeds.
As the constellation gradually rises earlier and earlier in the night, its place on the solar horizon at dawn is eventually replaced by the next constellation of the zodiac, namely Cancer, in mid June.
BOOTES The inventor of the wagon or plough, a son of the goddess Demeter.
www.theoi.com /Cat_Astraioi.html   (3597 words)

 eSky: Crater
Crater is a very ancient constellation: this region of the sky was known as 'The Cup' at least as long ago as the second century, and the name is almost certainly older.
The stars of Crater are unremarkable except in one respect; their unusual uniformity.
In fact, though, it is an orange giant, and would be considerably more noticeable if it were closer than its actual distance of 174 light years.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/constellations/crater.html   (215 words)

 Corvus, mithology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope.
It limits the north and the west with the constellation of Virgo, the east with Crater (the glass) and the south with Hydra.
The constellation of Corvus I located in one cold night of winter the 30 to it of January of 1982 at the age of 14 years of age.
One is in a zone, very very poor; there is a slight difference of magnitude between the components, the main one is white, however, the secondary one is bluish, is unfolded without difficulty with the eyeglass of 50x.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Crv1.htm   (648 words)

 Crater (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crater (IPA: /ˈkreɪtə/, Latin: cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy.
The origin of this story is likely to be the juxtaposition of this constellation with those of Corvus (constellation), and Hydra (constellation), in the area of the sky known as the Sea.
Crater • Cygnus ;• Delphinus ;• Draco ;• Equuleus ;• Eridanus ;• Gemini ;• Hercules ;• Hydra ;• Leo ;• Lepus ;• Libra ;• Lupus ;• Lyra ;• Ophiuchus ;• Orion ;• Pegasus ;• Perseus ;• Pisces ;• Piscis Austrinus ;• Sagitta ;• Sagittarius ;• Scorpius ;• Serpens ;• Taurus ;• Triangulum ;• Ursa Major ;• Ursa Minor ;• Virgo
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crater_(constellation)   (439 words)

 Constellations (theory) - Lostpedia
Crater is the cup carried by Corvus the crow, to Apollo.
Comparing a list which ranks constellations according to their size to the numbers is said to reveal some interesting similarities to the DHARMA initiative stations and their corresponding logos:
Due to the similarities between those constellations and the confirmed hatch names (Cygnus= Swan, Sagittarius=Archer/Arrow, Serpens=Medical/Caduceus) those constellations could be the primary naming device for the hatches.
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Apollo_constellations   (1248 words)

 Facts and Figures: Astronomy
Normally, this constellation was probably Erigone, the daughter of Icarius (Boötes), and the owner of the dog Maera (the constellation of Canis Minor or the star Sirius).
The constellation of the Swan (Cygnus) was the shape that Zeus had assumed when he seduced Leda, the mother of the Dioscuri and Helen.
The Charioteer constellation was possibly of King Erichthonius of Athens, Orsilochus the Argonaut, or the constellation was Myrtilus, the treacherous charioteer of King Oenomaus of Pisa.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/stars.html   (6472 words)

 Constellation Summaries - SpaceTides e-zine
Crater (the Cup) is a medium-sized constellation with faint stars in the autumn sky.
Crater lies next to the much brighter constellation of Corvus (the Crow).
Crater is faint and confusing and regular revision is necessary to remember its exact position.
www.assabfn.co.za /spacetides/constellations/crater.htm   (180 words)

 The Stories of the Constellations - Crater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mesopotamia: called the Cup of the Serpent, this constellation was associated with wine, orgies and funerals.
Greece: a crater was a terra cotta vessel in which equal parts water and wine were mixed to cut the potency of strong Greek wine.
He mixed their blood with wine in a crater and served this to the king.
www.ufrsd.net /staffwww/stefanl/myths/crater.htm   (433 words)

 The Constellations : Starshine.com
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.
Andromeda was the daughter of Cassiopeia the beautiful Aethiopian queen of the city of Joppa in Phoenicia.
www.starshine.com /frankn/astronomy/constellations.asp   (6841 words)

 LHS 2397a / LP 732-94
It lies in the northwest part (11:21:49-13:13.1 C~, ICRS 2000.0) of Constellation Crater, the Cup -- roughly north of Alkes (Alpha Crateris), northwest of Delta Crateris, northeast of Nu Hydrae, and south of Constellation Leo.
Crater, the Cup, ranks among the dimmest of the Classical constellations.
Although not as bright as the Constellation's Delta Crateris, Alpha Crateris was given first rank by Bayer; its proper name is Alkes, Arabic for the "Wine Cup." Along with Constellation Corvus, the Crow, Crater rides the back of Hydra, the Water Serpent.
www.solstation.com /stars2/lhs2397a.htm   (1040 words)

 Mithraism and Precession: The Tauroctony - © Dr Shepherd Simpson
In this scheme, the scorpion is the constellation Scorpius, the snake the constellation of Hydra, and the dog the constellation of Canis Minor.
Prof Ulansey argues that the characters are constellations and that the constellations shown are those which lay on the Celestial Equator during the period between about 2000 BC and 4000 BC - his dates for the Age of Taurus.
In blue are shown Leo, the Lion, Hydra, the Water Snake, Crater, the Cup, Corvus, the Raven, and the extended claws of Scorpius, the Scorpion.
www.geocities.com /astrologyages/mithraismandprecession.htm   (1835 words)

 Star Lore of the Constellations: Corvus the Crow
Crater the Cup, however, though seen here to be the source of elusive pleasure, is not itself an unfortunate constellation; rather it is viewed as a somewhat intangible font of great blessing.
As the container of all-precious moisture, (the fertilizing element of life), the constellation is regarded as auspicious and has the capacity to bestow eminence and good fortune upon those who fall under its influence.
Crater and its neighbour Corvus are contained within a loop of Hydra the water snake and lie towards the south of Leo and Virgo.
www.skyscript.co.uk /labrum.html   (652 words)

Crater, The Cup is often considered a part of the threefold constellation Hydra, Corvus and Crater.
The angry god placed the crow, the cup (Crater) and the water snake (Hydra) among the stars, where the snake guards the water from the everlastingly thirsty crow.
A Christian view of the constellation Crater The Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, 1893.
www.winshop.com.au /annew/Crater.html   (2988 words)

 Constellation of the Month: Hydra, Corvus & Crater; The Water Serpent, The Crow & The Cup.
The constellations Crater and Corvus are completed south of -6 degrees 30 minutes Declination and -11 degrees 30 minutes respectively.
Hydra, the largest constellation, stretches across the sky from 8 hours 11.5 minutes at its western border to 15 hours 2.5 minutes at its eastern edge, and from north 6 degrees 39 minutes declination to south 35 degrees 39.5 minutes declination.
Crater and Corvus are rather small in comparison, occupying about 1 hour of R. each and only 20 degrees and 15 degrees of Dec. respectively.
www.umich.edu /~lowbrows/guide/hydra.html   (1256 words)

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