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  List of constellations by area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees.
These areas are determined by constellation boundaries drawn up by Eugène Delporte in 1930 on behalf of the IAU and published in Délimitation scientifique des constellations (Cambridge University Press).
The total area of all constellations is the total area of the sky, which is 4π steradians, or 4π × (180/π)
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 Bambooweb: Centaurus
Centaurus (the centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations.
Centaurus is a bright constellation of the southern hemisphere.
According to Greek mythology, the constellation is Chiron who was a wise Centaur (half-man, half-horse) known as a tutor to Jason (the leader of the Argonauts), and tutor to Hercules (a demi-god).
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 List of constellations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ancient Greeks originated many constellations that are still in use today, many of which were recorded by Ptolemy.
One of Ptolemy's constellations, Argo Navis, no longer exists, having been split into the modern constellations of Carina, Puppis and Vela.
Other proposed constellations didn't succeed in becoming recognised, most notably Quadrans Muralis (now part of Boötes) for which the Quadrantid meteors are named.
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 CONSTELLATION FACTS AND INFORMATION
An "unofficial" constellation, that is, one that may be widely known but is not recognized by astronomers or the International_Astronomical_Union, is also called an asterism, such as The_Plough (also known in the US as the Big_Dipper) and the Little_Dipper.
The constellation boundaries were drawn up by Eugène_Delporte in 1930, and he drew them along vertical and horizontal lines of right_ascension and declination.
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 biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The stars in a constellation or asterism rarely have any astrophysical relationship to each other; they just happen to appear close together in the sky as viewed from Earth and typically lie many light years apart in space.
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.
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 Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An "unofficial" constellation, that is, one that may be widely known but is not recognized by astronomers or the International Astronomical Union, is also called an '''asterism (such as The Plough (also known in the United StatesUS as Big Dipper) and the Little Dipper).
The grouping of stars into constellations is essentially wiktionary:arbitraryarbitrary, and different cultures have had different constellations, although a few of the more obvious ones tend to recur frequently, e.g., Orion (constellation)Orion and Scorpio/.
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 List of constellations -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These are mostly based upon the constellations of the ancient Greek tradition, passed down through the Middle Ages.
The modern list is based on a list derived from the Romans,
Other proposed constellations didn't succeed in becoming recognised, most notably (Click link for more info and facts about Quadrans Muralis) Quadrans Muralis (now part of (Click link for more info and facts about Boötes) Boötes) for which the (Click link for more info and facts about Quadrantid meteors) Quadrantid meteors are named.
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Being asked most people would name the twelve constellations of the zodiac and some more they have heard of or even seen (most common is surely the Big Dipper, though it is not a constellation but an asterism).
In total there are 88 constellations, which can be divided into eight constellation families (see Menzel, "A Field Guide to the Stars and Planetes").
From the listing of all 88 constellations one finds links to more extended informations about each of them.
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 Dome Entrance
Most of the 88 constellations recognized by astronomers today are associated with Roman and Greek myths.
Each of the constellation pages gives a brief of the classical mythology associated with that constellation.
There is a link to the left will take you to a list of links connecting to the 88 pages describing the mythology of the constellations.
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 Constellation - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The grouping of stars into contellations is essentially arbitrary, and different cultures have had different constellations, although a few of the more obvious ones tend to recur frequently, e.g.
See also: List of constellations by area and Chinese constellations.
A WikiProject aiming to provide a standardized template to all the articles of the constellations is being developed.
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 Pisces - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
Pisces (the fishes) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east.
Pisces is quite a dim constellation; the brightest star, η Piscium, is only of magnitude 3,6.
According to one version in Greek mythology, this constellation represents fish into which Aphrodite and Eros transformed in order to escape the monstrous Typhon.
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 Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In three-dimensional space, most of the stars we see have little relation to one another, but can appear to be grouped on the imaginary plane of the night sky.
The grouping of stars into contellations 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.
Note that in any of these figures the stars rarely have anything to do with one another – they are just along roughly the same lines of sight, and are typically very far apart.
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 lyra
The constellation Lyra (the Lyre) already formed part of Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations and is also one of the 88 modern constellations approved by the IAU.
Lyra isn't very big but still easily to be found because of its principal star Vega which is also a vertex of the so-called "Summer Triangle".
Together with Cygnus and Altair this constellation then represents the Stymphalian Birds killed by the Greek hero Heracles (Roman Hercules) during his Sixth Labour.
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 Learn more about List of constellations by area in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Enter a phrase or search word in the box below.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
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 Stars and Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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