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  The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
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 Greek Mythology: THE CONSTELLATIONS, STAR MYTHS 2
The lyre was represented by the adjacent constellation Lyra.
CLAWS OF SCORPION The claws of the constellation Scorpio were sometimes said to be represented amongst the stars as Libra.
ASTRAEA The maiden goddess of justice, who departed from the earth at the start of the Brazen Age of Man. She was given a place amongst the stars as the winged constellation Virgo, with her scales set nearby in the form of Libra.
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 Filling the Sky - Constellation History
Constellations were part of the historical record in Mesopotamian culture around 4000 B.C. In the 9th century Homer mentioned a few now familiar constellations in his epic poem, the Odyssey.
The 88 official constellations chosen by the IAU were all of European origin because those constellations were already well known and used by many professional astronomers.
Hevelius' northern constellations are also quite dim because he too had to use leftover stars (the classical constellations had already used the brighter stars).
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It is important to remember that the shape of a constellation varies according to the interpretation that each culture assigns to a certain group of stars in the sky.
The result of this comparison is a constellation with a total of twenty-two stars and main groups, pointed out without much difficulty since they practically agreed with the most outstanding objects and the intersections of the lines shown in the engraving.
I must emphasize the fact that since the petroglyph is engraved in a sphere, it is possible to reproduce the apparent movement of the constellation in the sky during the night, due to the rotation of the Earth.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Delphinus (constellation)
It was already included in Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations and also forms part of the modern list of 88 constellations approved by the IAU.
The names of the two brightest stars of this constellation, Sualocin (Alpha Delphini) and Rotanev (Beta Delphini), are not, as one might expect, names dating from Antiquity, but instead are quite new.
Delphinus accidentally stumbled upon her and was able to persuade Amphitrite to accept Poseidon's wooing.
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 Delphinus and Equuleus, 2 Constellations for September
Delphinus, the Dolphin originated in ancient Greek times and celebrates the long standing relationship between man and the most intelligent of sea creatures.
Delphinus and Equuleus are some 10° north of the equator so achieve a moderate altitude in New Zealand.
The constellations are due north and at their highest at about 9.30 to 10.00 pm NZST in mid September, n hour later at the ebginning of the month and an hour earlier by October 1
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 Delphinus, mythology, history, characteristic and observations by telescope.
The representation of Delphinus appears recorded in currencies of the siciliana city of Siracusa that date from 480 b.
The constellation of Delphinus is characterized being smallest of the boreal hemisphere.
It limits the north with the constellation of Vulpecula, the east with the constellations of Sagitta and Aquila, the south with this one and Aquarius and to the west with Equuleus and Pegasus.
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 Delphinus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delphinus represents the dolphin that helped the sea god Poseidon win the heart of his wife, the mermaid Amphitrite.
In another story Delphinus is the dolphin that helped the musician Arion escape from sailors who attempted to throw him overboard and steal his belongings.
The constellation can be found to the east of the bright star Altair in the constellation of Aquila, the eagle.
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 Delphinus and Equuleus, September Constellations
Delphinus, the Dolphin originated in ancient Greek times and celebrates the long standing relationship between man and the most intelligent of sea creatures.
Delphinus is the easiest to see with its distinctive shape.
Delphinus and Equuleus are some 10° north of the equator so achieve a moderate altitude in New Zealand.
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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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 Magnitude
A little summer constellation known as Delphinus is a favorite for its close resemblance to a dolphin.
Corvus the Crow is a small constellation hiding a fabulous galaxy collision and a planetary nebula at its center.
The River Eridanus is a long and winding constellation with one of the brightest stars in the sky, seen only by southern observers.
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 Delphinus
Amphitrite was so beguiled by Delphinus' pleadings she relented and returned to Poseidon and became the Queen of the Sea.
Delphinus was later put in the heavens as a constellation by a grateful Poseidon.
The constellation's Bayer stars are not complete, and are mostly in the fourth and fifth magnitude range.
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 Delphinux the Dolphin
Delphinus, represents a dolphin, swimming across our celestial ocean east of the bright star Altair in Aquilla.
The constellation lies along the southern border of the milky way (north of, but close to the celestial equator.) It is neither large nor bright, but it is a distinctive constellation and once you find it, you will always remember it.
Delphinus was one of Ptolemy's original constellations from around 1200BC.
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 Delphinus
It now is one of the smallest constellations, but originally may have included the stars that Hipparchos set off to form the new Equuleus; and in all astronomical literature has borne its present title and shape, with many and varied stories attached, for its namesake was always regarded as the most remarkable of marine creatures.
Fasti that the constellation was supposed to contain nine stars, the number of the Muses, although Ptolemy prosaically catalogued 10; Argelander, 20; and Heis, 31.
The four brightest stars of this constellation are not very brilliant but they are of equal luminosity, and are arranged in the shape of a diamond or parallelogram.
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 Star Date radio scripts
His constellations were destined to become footnotes to the tales told in the stars.
Delphinus is small, but it shows up even in bright city skies.
Constellations change more slowly than civilizations, but sometimes they change quickly, too.
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 Delphinus at AllExperts
It was already included in Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations and also forms part of the modern list of 88 constellations approved by the IAU.
Delphinus is surrounded (clockwise from north) by the little fox Vulpecula, the flying arrow Sagitta, the eagle Aquila, the water carrier Aquarius, the little horse Equuleus and finally the flying horse Pegasus.
Delphinus accidentally stumbled upon her and was able to persuade Amphitrite to accept Poseidon's wooing.
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 The Dudley Observatory
This is the shaft and feathers of an arrow.
Jupiter is in the constellation Cancer and Saturn is in Orion.
The constellation lies close to the celestial equator, so it rises nearly due east and sets nearly due west along your horizon, which it does around sunset and sunrise at this time of year.
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 Delphinus (constellation) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator.
Delphinus is surrounded (clockwise from north) by the little fox Vulpecula, the flying arrow Sagitta, the eagle Aquila, the water carrier Aquarius, the little horse Equuleus and finally the flying horse Pegasus.
There are two major stories from Greek mythology behind this constellation.
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 Delphinus
One of many myths said that a Dolphin of the constellation had rescued Arion who was a poet and travelling from Sicily to Corinth, was thrown overboard by the ship's crew.
NGC6934 is a small globular cluster contained in the constellation of Delphinus, positioned at 7 degrees south of small diamond-shaped asterism of the constellation.
Parent Star: HD 195019 (G3 IV-V) in the constellation of Delphinus is located at a distance of 65.3 Light Years from our Solar system Co-ordinates of Right Ascension: 20 28 17.28 and Declination: +18 46 12.7.
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 Delphinus
Small constellation between Pegasus and Aquila: its shape remembers a kite.
Poseidon fell in love with the nymph Anphitrite, but he wasn't able to find the way to convince her to marry him: it was the dolphin, with his natural gentleness, which succeeded in combining the wedding.
While he was making a voyage, Arion, who was a lyre skilled player, was attacked by the sailors, who wanted to kill him and to steal his money: when they surrounded him with the drawn swords, Arion asked and got to may sing for the last time.
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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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 CYPRUS HOLIDAY VILLAS DETAILS
Our villa has been named after the constellation Delphinus, the dolphin, which has two Greek stories to account for its presence in the sky.
One is that when Poseidon, the sea god, desired the sea nymph Amphitrite for his wife, it was a dolphin that brought her to him with soothing gestures.
Villa Delphinus can be found at Tala Glen, in the village of Tala, about 6 km northeast of Paphos.
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 Constellation families
The constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear)is certainly one of the most famous constellations; it includes the familiar asterism Big Dipper (the Britsh call it the Plow, the Wain or the Wagon; in German it is known as the "Große Wagen").
The constellation Cancer, the Crab, is not only part of the Zodiacal Family but as well associated with the Hercules Family.
One of the most conspicous constellations of the southern hemisphere is build from the 4 bright Magnitude stars forming the famous Soutern Cross Crux.
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 Cadeau personnalisé : Nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
Vous pouvez aussi choisir la constellation en fonction des facilités d'observation astronomiques et préférer une constellation qui sera visible à une date particulière de l'année.
Pour vous aider à effectuer votre choix, nous vous présentons ci-dessous des constellations classifiées de diverses façons.
Cadeau personnalisé, nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
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 delphinus - definition by dict.die.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delphinus n 1: a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila [syn: Delphinus] 2: type genus of the Delphinidae [syn: Delphinus, genus Delphinus]
(Astron.) The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.
Skunk porpoise, or Bay porpoise (Zo["o]l.), a North American porpoise (Lagenorhynchus acutus), larger than the common species, and with broad stripes of white and yellow on the sides.
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 Sagitta and Delphinus: Little Known Constellations in the Night Sky - Associated Content
Delphinus, the dolphin, is also a small and little known constellation in the northern hemisphere.
Delphinus can also be easily found in the northern hemisphere in early September and through the fall.
Delphinus appears to be jumping out of the water with its back to the Milky Way.
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 eNature: Articles: Detail
It lies between two well-known zodiac constellations, Sagittarius and Scorpius, in the comparatively unknown constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.
This large constellation actually crosses the zodiac, but it was not named in the original circle of twelve when the zodiac was conceived in ancient times.
Ophiuchus is traditionally depicted as a man usually identified as Asclepius, the god of medicine, who holds a writhing serpent (the constellation Serpens) on either side of his body.
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 Wikinfo | Delphinus (constellation)
Delphinus, the Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator.
When read backwards they form the name Nicolaus Venator which is the latinized version of the name of the assistant director of that observatory at that time: Niccolo Cacciatore (both Cacciatore and Venator mean hunter).
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 Rotanev
The two brighter stars of the exquisite constellation Delphinus (the Dolphin) fall well outside the traditional systems of naming stars after their characters or constellation placements (however confused these have become).
The Alpha star, which is slightly the fainter of the two (magnitude 3.77), is called Sualocin, the Beta star (at magnitude 3.63 the constellation's luminary) Rotanev, which represent the honoree's names spelled backwards.
No matter, really, since both -- as subgiants -- are shutting down their internal hydrogen fusion and are preparing to become giant stars, the brighter one a bit farther along in its evolution, their fate to produce a pair of orbiting white dwarfs.
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 Constellation Delphinus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delphinus, the dolphin, is a small constellation of the family of the "Heavenly Waters" lying north, but close to the celestial equator.
The four main stars form an asterism known as "Job's Coffin".
The region around Delphinus is usually mentioned for novae.
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 Space Now
To the west lies the constellation Delphinus and Equuleus, Pisces lies to the south, while Lacerta and Cygnus lie in the north.
The ancient Egyptian saw the constellation as a boat that was waiting until the river Nile changed its direction of flow.
The north-eastern star of the square is Alpheratz, which is also used in the constellation of Andromeda.
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 Greek Cosmology & Mythology
Heracles, in mythology, is best known for his twelve labors, which are thought to represent the Sun's passing through the twelve constellations of the zodiac.
Supernova in the Crab Nebula of the constellation Hercules
Altair is part of the Aquila (Eagle) constellation.
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