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  Norma Constellation
The small constellation of Norma lying in the central regions of the Milky Way, and in fact giving its name to one of our Galaxy's minor spiral arms.
R Normae is a Mira-type variable: 6.5-13.9, with a period of 507.5 days.
S Normae is a well-known cepheid with a range from 6.1 to 6.8 magnitude, every 9.75 days.
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  Star Tales – Norma
On the 1763 edition of the planisphere the name of the constellation was Latinized and shortened to Norma, meaning set square, although others continued to call it Norma et Regula, as did Bode on his atlas of 1801.
Allen seemingly misread the French map and transferred the name to the wrong constellation, in a reprise of the way in which star names were misapplied through misreadings of maps down the ages.
Incidentally, Norma shares this distinction with Puppis and Vela, both of which lack stars labelled Alpha and Beta because they were once part of the much larger constellation Argo Navis; when Argo was split into three by Lacaille, the stars Alpha and Beta ended up in the third subdivision, Carina.
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  Norma (abbr. Nor, gen. Normae)
The Surveyor's Level; a small southern constellation through which the Milky Way runs brilliantly.
The original boundaries have been changed since Norma was first delineated, leaving it today with no stars labeled with Alpha or Beta.
Norma is also home to the unusual planetary nebula Shapley 1.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/N/Nor.html   (182 words)

  a-a Encyclopedia Index
Norma is a constellation of the southern sky.
Norma Chavez (born 29 June 1960) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 76 cover...
Norma MacMillan (born 1921 in Vancouver ; died March 16, 2001 in Vancouver) was the voice of cartoon characters C...
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 Constellation: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
A constellation is a group of stars visibly related to each other in a particular configuration.
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.
Other proposed constellations didn't make the cut, most notably Quadrans Muralis (now part of Boötes) for which the quadrantid meteors are named.
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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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 Constellation K-12 Background Information for Lesson Plans & Science Fair Projects
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 Info
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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 Auckland Astronomical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Norma was originally constructed from a number of left over stars from Ara and Lupus and later changed by Lacaille to represent a pair of compasses with nearby Circinus.
Norma has since been altered and the stars alpha and beta have been swallowed up by nearby constellations.
Norma is a smallish and some may say unpretentious constellation with an area 165° square.
www.astronomy.org.nz /aas/Journal/CosmosMonthly/Norma.asp   (1061 words)

 Canberra Astronomical Society - Southern Cross - July 1999
It was originally formed from the stars that now constitute Triangulum Australe, and called Norma et Regula (the square and level), but after the Triangle was invented by Theodor and Bayer, Lacaille altered Norma et Regula to its present site north of the Southern Triangle, and associated it with adjacent Circinus (the draftsman's compass).
Norma's location makes it open cluster territory, and several of them are accessible to binoculars; in fact, the brightest cluster, NGC 6067, is visible to the unaided eye in a non-light-polluted sky.
Near the centre of the constellation is a long chain of nine bright stars in the form of the letter "S".
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 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: July Constellations
It is one of 12 constellations named by Johann Bayer to fill in the blanks in the southern sky.
The constellation was named after the son of Zeus, who defeated the Nemean Lion, Leo, and the many-headed beast called Hydra.
Norma, the Carpenters Square, is completely visible in latitudes south of 30 degrees north from April through June.
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 Norma, mythology, history, characteristics and obervations by telescope.
a small constellation of 170º square austral visible mainly in the South hemisphere during great part of the year, from February to October, crosses the austral meridian of 50º of South latitude.
Norma limits the north with Scorpius and Lupus that also it delimits to him by the east in addition to Circinus, to the south with Triangulum Australe and the west with Ara
NGC 6087, spectacular stellar accumulation located to the south of the constellation near the Triangulum Australe, of magnitude 5.40 formed by the 12 stars from the 7 to magnitude, almost has an angular diameter of 12' of arc, dista only 3,000 years light, has a considered age of 55 million years.
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 Norma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Norma is another of those relatively insignificant constellations in the Southern Hemisphere.
Invented by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the mid-eighteenth century, the constellation represents a scientific instrument, "the level".
A printed version of this web site ["The Constellations Pocket Guide"] is available, covering all 88 constellations and their graphics.
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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").
North of the constellation Leo lies the Leo Minor, the Smaller Lion.
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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 Constellation Norma
Norma is a quite small constellation of the southern hemisphere belonging to the La Caille constellation family.
In the north Norma is surrounded by Lupus and Scorpius.
The orginal boundaries have been changed since its stars first have been delineated to form a star group.
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Another constellation created between 1750-1754 by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de La Caille.
The original name of the constellation was Norma et Regula, the level and square.
Norma is a small faint constellation located east of Lupus, the wolf and south of Scorpius.
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 Cadeau personnalisé : Nommer une étoile parmi les constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pour vous aider à effectuer votre choix, nous vous présentons ci-dessous des constellations classifiées de diverses façons.
Antilia, Apus, Ara, Caelum, Carina, Centaurus, Chamaelon, Circinus, Corona Australis, Crater, Crux, Dorado, Fornax, Grus, Horologium, Hydrus, Indus, Lupus, Mensa, Microscopium, Musca, Norma, Octans, Pavo, Phoenix, Pictor, Puppis, Pyxis,Reticulum, Sculptor, Scutum, Telescopium, Triangulum Australe, Triangulum, Tucana, Vela, Volans.
Cadeau personnalisé, nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
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 Hawaiian Astronomical Society Deepsky Atlas - Norma
Each map can be clicked on to produce a 916x1200 version of it.
The first map is a wide area view of the constellation, suitable for naked eye browsing.
NGC6067 (Caldwell 89) is an open cluster located 4.2° SSW of Gamma Normae and 25' north of Kappa Normae.
www.hawastsoc.org /deepsky/nor/index.html   (593 words)

Norma is another one of the constellations invented by by Abbe Nicholas Louis de Lacaille who mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere from the Cape of Good Hope in the years from 1751 to 1753.
De La Caille named this constellation "Norma et Regula," that is, "The Square and Ruler", but now the constellation is usually referred to as just Norma.
The brightest stars in Norma are of fourth magnitude.
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The constellation Aquarius was named by the Sumerians after their god of heaven An, who pours the waters of immortality upon the earth.
The group of faint stars we now call Ara was once considered part of the constellations Centaurus and Lupus; it became separated from them when the modern constellation Norma was interposed.
The two brightest stars in this constellation have names that reflect this constellations as part of Scorpius: Alpha Libra is Zubenelgenubi, is Arabic for Southern Claw; and Beta Libra is Zubeneschamali, which is Arabic for Northern Claw.
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 Constellations: Norma, The Carpenter's Square
Located between Scorpius and Centaurus, Norma is a faint and little known constellation which lies in a rich part of the Milky Way.
Principal stars are: Gamma Normae, magnitude 4.0 and Delta Normae, magnitude 4.7.
Norma is a modern constellation named in the 18th century by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, and has no classical mythology associated with it.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/norma.htm   (119 words)

 XTE J1550-564 Microquasar
It is located in the south central part of (15:50:58.9-56:28:35.3, J2000 or ICRS 2000.0) of Constellation Norma, the Carpenter's Square -- south of Kappa Normae, north of Iota1 Normae and Beta Triangulum Australis, northeast of Beta and Gamma Circini, southeast of Zeta Lupi, northwest of Eta Arae, and Zeta Arae.
Shortened from "Norma et Regula" for the "Square and Ruler," Norma is one of the southern constellations named by the Abbé [Abbot] Nicholas Louis de La Caille (1713-1762).
This small constellation is also dim, as the brightest stars in Norma are of fourth magnitude.
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 The Celestia Motherlode: Creator detailed information
A spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices.
NGC4676 the mice in the constellation Coma berenices
NGC 3918 is a tiny (10 arc seconds in diameter), bright planetary nebula near the Southern Cross, but actually in the constellation Centaurus.
www.celestiamotherlode.net /catalog/show_creator_details.php?creator_id=79   (175 words)

 Triangulum Australe, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The constellation of the austral triangle or Triangulum Australe was designed by the Dutch navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederik de Houtman at the end of century XVI, does not have therefore, mythology.
One is next to the equator of the Milky Route and therefore, we can observe in her great amount of stars and stellar clusters, have a defined affluent form to a triangle but unlike his boreal component he is scalene and nonisosceles.
Triangulum Australe limits the north with the constellation of Norma, to the east with Circinus, the south with Apus and the west with Ara.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/TrA1.htm   (364 words)

 Norma - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Norma Rae, motion picture about a young woman who becomes involved in labor issues at the textile mill where she works.
Born Edith Norma Shearer, she starred in silent films and in talkies such as Private Lives...
- small faint southern constellation: a small faint constellation of the southern hemisphere lying in the Milky Way, located between Ara and Lupus
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