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  Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Perseus
Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of Argos, was warned by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandson.
Perseus flew to the Gorgon's den with his winged sandals, and, using the shield as a mirror, cut off Medusa's head.
Although Perseus was placed in the sky near Andromdea, the constellation is usually depicted showing him holding Medusa's head, with the bright star Algol marking her eye.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/perseus.html   (490 words)

  Perseus (astronomy) - MSN Encarta
Perseus (astronomy), constellation in the northern hemisphere of the celestial sphere.
Perseus is near the constellations Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Aries, and Taurus.
Perseus is visible throughout all of the northern hemisphere and the northern two-thirds of the southern hemisphere.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554367/Perseus_(astronomy).html   (161 words)

 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.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/stars/constellations.shtml   (2295 words)

 Perseus, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope.
The constellation of Perseus is a precious and enormous square stellar group of more of 600º located in the North hemisphere near the circumpolar zones since it crosses the parallel of 50º of North latitude by the north and reaches 30º of North latitude by the south.
During the night from the 11 to the 12 of August he is observable in the constellation of Perseus to observe the meteor rain of the famous perseids ones world-wide to present/display bolides shining and remarkable meteor multitude.
The constellation of Perseus I located the 22 of January of 1982 at the age of 14 years from the locality of Inca, Majorca, Spain to it.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Per1.htm   (2668 words)

 Constellations: Perseus
Perseus is one of the larger northern constellations, named after the Greek hero who slew the Gorgon, the woman with snakes for hair, whose stare could turn anyone into stone.
Perseus is home to the Perseus cluster of galaxies, and in particular NGC1275, an unusual galaxy which contains a strong radio source, Perseus A. Here one can find the famous winking star, Algol, the archetype eclipsing binary which is said to represent the evil eye of the Gorgon.
The constellations of Andromeda, Perseus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, and Pegasus are intertwined in Greek legend.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/perseus.htm   (507 words)

 Star Tales – Perseus
The characters in the story of Perseus are represented by six constellations that occupy a substantial part of the sky.
As Medusa’s head rolled to the ground, Perseus was startled to see the winged horse Pegasus and the armed warrior Chrysaor spring fully grown from her body, the legacy of her youthful affair with Poseidon.
Perseus returned with Andromeda to the island of Seriphos, where he found his mother and Dictys sheltering in a temple from the tyranny of King Polydectes.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/perseus.htm   (1158 words)

 The Constellations : Starshine.com
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.
In Greek myth, Perseus was the son of Zeus and the mortal Danae.
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.starshine.com /frankn/astronomy/constellations.asp   (6841 words)

 Constellation Perseus
Perseus was the son of Zeus and the mortal Danaë.
It was when Perseus was flow over the coast of Æthiopia (not present day Ethiopia) that he noticed Andromeda chained to the rocks by the sea, and not far away he could see Cetus, the sea-monster as a whale, rapidly nearing her.
Perseus quickly turned to Cepheus, King of Æthiopia and said: "I can save your daughter from the sea-monster, but for my reward I demand Andromeda's hand in marriage, and a kingdom." Cepheus promised Perseus that he would have what he asked for, whereupon Perseus unsheathed his sword and leapt into the air to the attack.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/perseus.html   (645 words)

The constellation of Perseus appears as an overturned Y, among Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Auriga and Taurus.
From the blood trickled from the cut-off neck of the gorgon, Pegasus, the winged horse, was born.
While Perseus was going back to Seriphus, he saw a young girl chained to a cliff near the sea: she was Andromeda, who was about to be devoured by a sea monster.
www.astrofilitrentini.it /mat/costell/per_e.html   (430 words)

Cacodaemon was the astrologers' name for this constellation, with special reference to Algol as marking the demon's head; while Schickard, Novidius, and the biblical school generally said that it was David with the head of Goliath; but others of the same kind made of it the Apostle Paul with his Sword and Book.
Jameson thought that the legend of Perseus and Cetus was the foundation of that of Saint George and the Dragon, one version making this saint to have been born at Lydda, only nine miles from Joppa, the scene of Perseus' exploit.
The constellation is 28° in length, — one of the most extended in the heavens, — stretching from the upraised hand of Cassiopeia nearly to the Pleiades, and well justifying the epithet perimeketos, "very tall," applied to it by Aratos.
www.winshop.com.au /annew/Perseus.html   (1353 words)

 Perseus, in astronomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Perseus contains two star clusters (NGC 869 and NGC 884) that are visible to the naked eye, as well as an open cluster (M34) that is barely visible.
A meteor shower known as the Perseids appears to radiate from a star in Perseus; this shower can be seen every year for several nights beginning Aug. 10, after midnight.
In 1901 a brilliant nova was observed in the constellation.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/Perseus3.html   (170 words)

 AAVSO: Mythology of Perseus
In the legend of the sacrifice of Andromeda, Perseus figures as the hero, and hence we find his constellation situated close to the groups that represent the unfortunate maiden and the ferocious monster that sought to destroy her.
It may be, as one authority points out, that the legend was suggested by the fact that the constellation Perseus, rising before Andromeda, seems to deliver it from the night, which might well be depicted as a monster, such as appears in the figure of the constellation Cetus.
Perseus, because of his gallantry, is known as "the Knight Errant of Mythology." The hero was the son of Jupiter and Danaë, and the favourite of the gods.
www.aavso.org /vstar/vsots/perseusmyth.shtml   (536 words)

 Perseus Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Perseus is a hero in the myth of ancient Ethiopian story; he rescued Princess Andromeda from the monster Tiamat (constellation of Cetus).
And the constellation is also famous for a major meteoric swarm, the Gamma Persei, it has the peak of appearance in the middle of August every year, you can appreciate from 60 to 120 meteors per hour.
The constellation of Perseus is ornamented by some superb clusters of The Double Cluster, M34 etc. And of course the cluster of NGC1528 should be included in those splendid objects.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Perseus.html   (1108 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)

 Stories Behind the Constellations
Perseus to her daughter, Perseus displayed the head of Medusa and turned his enemies, including Cassiopeia, to stone.
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.
www.pooh-corner.org /Archive/constellations.html   (3321 words)

The constellation Perseus is named after the Greek hero who cut off the head of the monster Medusa.
Perseus is located in the Northern Hemisphere between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way.
Born in 212 B.C., Perseus was the king of Macedonia 179 and 168 B.C. After his fathers death, Perseus attempted to play both sides at once, simultaneously renewing the treaties with Rome and attempting to gain influence with other Hellenistic states.
everything2.com /index.pl?node=Perseus   (282 words)

 Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
Sixth magnitude Uranus is in the constellation of Aquarius.
Comet 17P/Holmes is visible in the constellation of Perseus.
Mars is in the constellation of Taurus the Bull.
www.pa.msu.edu /abrams/nightskynotes   (6926 words)

The constellation Perseus is found during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Perseus, the Hero, can be found in the sky during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
Perseus was a Greek hero most famous for his slaying of Medusa.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/the_universe/Constellations/perseus.html&edu=high   (400 words)

 Star Lore of the Constellations: Perseus the Hero
Perseus was able to cut off her head only by avoiding her direct gaze and monitoring her reflection in his shield.
As a whole, the constellation is said to give a bold, courageous and intelligent nature, but the group depicting the head of the gorgon is considered quite evil.
Ingenuity is also a hallmark of this constellation, and may be the reason why authors such as Robson and Noonan describe it as offering an adventurous nature but with a tendency to lie 'or be less than honest in their dealings with others'.
www.skyscript.co.uk /perseus.html   (1476 words)

 AllRefer.com - Perseus, in astronomy, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
Perseus contains two star clusters (NGC 869 and NGC 884) that are visible to the naked eye, as well as an open cluster (M34) that is barely visible.
A meteor shower known as the Perseids appears to radiate from a star in Perseus; this shower can be seen every year for several nights beginning Aug. 10, after midnight.
In 1901 a brilliant nova was observed in the constellation.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Perseus3.html   (238 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for perseus
The star Algol, in the constellation Perseus, was the first such star recognized (1782);...
Perseus Continues Global Expansion with the Establishment of Perseus Nordics.
Perseus was the son of Jupiter and Danae.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=perseus&StartAt=21   (1406 words)

 Stellar Nights® » Vol. 1 No. 13
The mythology of Perseus is a wonderful tell, Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae.
Perseus is one of the larger constellations of the northern hemisphere.
The figure of Perseus is thought to held the head of Medusa in his hand, the star beta Per represents the evil eye of her.
www.sflorg.com /stellar_nights/?p=24   (580 words)

 Perseus, a Constellation for December
Perseus was the mythological Greek hero who rescued the chained princess Andromeda from the clutches of the sea monster, Cetus.
Perseus had previously slain Medusa the Gorgon, and he is pictured holding her head in one hand.
Perseus is rather low in the northern sky, and not all the constellation is visible from New Zealand.
www.rasnz.org.nz /Stars/Perseus.htm   (544 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.
Perseus is never seen with a straight sword as depicted in the tauroctony, but rather the hooked sword used to kill Medusa.
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.
www.geocities.com /astrologyages/mithraismandprecession.htm   (1835 words)

 Perseus - South Dublin Astronomical Society
Perseus was the mythological hero who slayed the monster Medusa, who’s sight turned people to stone.
Perseus managed to kill Medusa by not looking directly at her, but rather at her reflection in his bronze shield.
All in all, Perseus was a busy fella and consequently his story lives on in the form of a constellation in the sky dedicated to him.
www.southdublinastronomy.org /wiki/Perseus   (748 words)

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