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Encyclopedia > Aquarius (constellation)
Aquarius
Aquarius
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Abbreviation Aqr
Genitive Aquarii
Symbology the Water-bearer
Right ascension 23 h
Declination −15°
Area 980 sq. deg.
Ranked 10th
Number of main stars 10, 22
Number of stars

(Bayer-Flamsteed) This is a celestial map of the constellation Aquarius, the Water Carrier. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ...

90
Number of stars with known planets

(BF+variable+other stars=sum)

1+1+3=5
Number of bright stars

(magnitude < 3) // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ...

2
Number of nearby stars*

(Distance < 100 Ly (30 Pc)) This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is a unit of length. ... Stellar parallax motion The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. ...

4
Brightest star β Aqr (Sadalsuud)
(App. magnitude 2.9)
Nearest star* 53 Aqr
(Distance: 65.49 ly (20.08 pc))
Number of Messier objects 3
Meteor showers * March Aquarids
  • Eta Aquarids (May 4)
  • Delta Aquarids (June 28)
  • Iota Aquarids
Bordering
constellations
* Pisces
Visible at latitudes between +65° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of October
* only if the distances of BF stars are known.

Aquarius (IPA: /aˈkwəːriəs/, Latin: water-bearer or cup-bearer) is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. Its symbol is ( ), Unicode ♒, representing part of a stream of water. Beta Aquarii (β Aqr / β Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... 53 Aquarii is a double star in the constellation Aquarius. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is a unit of length. ... Stellar parallax motion The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. ... Leonid Meteor Shower A meteor shower, also known as a meteor storm, is a celestial event where a large number of meteors are seen within a very short period of time. ... The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower associated with Comet Halley. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Equuleus (IPA: , Latin: Despite its smallness and lack of bright stars (none are brighter than fourth magnitude), it was also one of Ptolemys 48 constellations. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Water is a chemical substance that is essential to all known forms of life. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Image File history File links Aquarius. ...


Aquarius is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the sun's apparent path. It is found in a region often called the Sea due to its profusion of watery constellations such as Cetus, Pisces, Eridanus, etc. Sometimes, the river Eridanus is depicted spilling from Aquarius' watering pot. The Sea is the name early greeks, and many later astronomers, gave to an area of the sky in which many water-related, and very few land-related, constellations occur. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ...

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Notable objects

There are three deep sky objects that are on the Messier catalog, the Globular Cluster M2, Globular Cluster M72, and the Open Cluster M73. Deep sky object (DSO) is a term used often in amateur astronomy to denote objects in the night sky other than solar system objects (such as planets, comets and asteroids), single stars and multiple star systems. ... The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... Globular Cluster M2 (also known as Messier Object 2, Messier 2, M2, or NGC 7089) is a globular cluster in the Aquarius constellation. ... Globular Cluster M72 (also known as Messier Object 72, M72, or NGC 6981) is a globular cluster in the Aquarius constellation discovered by Pierre Méchain in August 29, 1780. ... M73 (also known as NGC 6994) is a group of four stars very close to each other in the constellation of Aquarius. ...


Two planetary nebulae are found in Aquarius: NGC 7009, called the Saturn Nebula due to its resemblance to the planet, to the southeast of η Aquarii; and NGC 7293, the famous Helix Nebula, southwest of δ Aquarii. NGC 6543, the Cats Eye Nebula A planetary nebula is an astronomical object consisting of a glowing shell of gas and plasma formed by certain types of stars at the end of their lives. ... NGC 7009, the Saturn Nebula. ... NGC 7009, the Saturn Nebula. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... Eta Aquarii (η Aqr / η Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula. ... The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293) is a planetary nebula about 650 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. ...


See also the list of stars in Aquarius. This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Aquarius, sorted by decreasing brightness. ...


History

The constellation was immortalized in the 1960s, proclaimed the Age of Aquarius. However, there is no standard definition for astrological ages, so the age of Aquarius could begin in 2150 or even 2660, depending on the preferred definition. Based on the modern constellation boundaries of Pisces and Aquarius, the age of Aquarius would begin around 2660. The Age of Aquarius (starting around the 27th century) is one of the twelve astrological ages. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ...


However, with so much of modern society reflecting the qualities of Aquarius most astrologers believe that this era has begun. Mass production, electricity, flight and space travel, electronic communications including computers the Internet, and more are all perceived to be related to the Aquarian paradigm.


Mythology

The best-known myth identifies Aquarius with Ganymede, a beautiful youth with whom Zeus fell in love, and whom he (in the guise of an eagle, represented as the constellation Aquila) carried off to Olympus to be cupbearer to the gods. Crater is sometimes identified as his cup. In Greek mythology, Ganymede (Greek: &#915;&#945;&#957;&#965;&#956;&#8053;&#948;&#951;&#962;, Ganumêdês)) was a divine hero whose homeland was the Troad. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving In Greek mythology, Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Ζεύς Zeús, genitive... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ...


Aquarius generally resembles the figure of a man, and when considering fainter humanly visible stars, it takes on the image of a man with a bucket from which is pouring a stream. Aquarius was also identified as the pourer of the waters which flooded the earth in the Great Flood, in the ancient Greek version of the myth. As such, the constellation Eridanus was sometimes identified as being a river poured out by Aquarius. The Deluge by Gustave Doré. The story of a Great Flood sent by a deity or deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution is a widespread theme in myths. ... The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ...


It may also, together with the constellation Pegasus, be part of the origin of the myth of the Mares of Diomedes, which forms one of The Twelve Labours of Heracles. Its association with pouring out rivers, and the nearby constellation of Capricornus, may be the source of the myth of the Augean stable, which forms another of the labours. Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... The Mares of Diomedes were four, magnificent, wild, uncontrollable, man-eating horses. ... Hercules and the Hydra by Antonio Pollaiuolo The Twelve Labours (Greek: dodekathlos) of Heracles (Latin: Hercules) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) In roman mythology, Heracles or Herakles (glory of Hera, or Alcides, original name) + , ) was a divine hero, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, stepson of Amphitryon[1] and great-grandson of Perseus. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... The Augean Stable was one of the Twelve Labours of Hercules. ...


Astrology

Main article: Aquarius (astrology)

The Western astrological sign Aquarius of the tropical zodiac (January 20 or January 21 -to- February 18 or February 19, respectively)[1] differs from the astronomical constellation and the Hindu astrological sign of the sidereal zodiac (February 16 - March 11). A Medieval representation of the water bearer symbol of Aquarius Aquarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Aquarius. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The tropical zodiac is a zodiac based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ...


In some cosmologies, Aquarius is associated with the classical element Air, and thus called an Air Sign (with Libra and Gemini). It is also one of the four Fixed signs (along with Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus). Its polar opposite is Leo. It is the domicile of Saturn (since its discovery Uranus has been considered Aquarius' ruling or co-ruling planet by many modern astrologers). Each astrological sign is assigned a part of the body, viewed as the seat of its power. Aquarius rules the circulatory system as well as the ankles. The symbol for Aquarius is the water bearer. Chinese Wood (木) | Fire (火) Earth (土) | Metal (金) | Water (水) Hinduism and Buddhism Vayu / Pavan — Air / Wind Agni / Tejas — Fire Akasha — Aether Prithvi / Bhumi — Earth Ap / Jala — Water Many ancient philosophies used a set of archetypal classical elements to explain patterns in nature. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Symbol of Libra Libra is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Libra. ... Medieval representation of the symbol of Gemini Gemini is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Gemini. ... Symbol of Leo Leo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Leo. ... Symbol of Scorpio Scorpio is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Scorpius. ... Symbol of Taurus Taurus is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation of the same name. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 120 kPa Hydrogen 83% Helium 15% Methane 1. ... Human circulatory system. ... The bones in the foot In anatomy, the ankle is the part of the lower limb that is located between the foot and the leg. ... The Water bearer is the pictorial reference to the zodiac Aquarius. ...


Alternative visualization

Diagram of an alternate way to connect the stars of the Aquarius constellation. The water bearer is shown running while holding a vessel and spilling some water out of that vessel.
Diagram of an alternate way to connect the stars of the Aquarius constellation. The water bearer is shown running while holding a vessel and spilling some water out of that vessel.

The stars of the constellation Aquarius can be connected in an alternative way, which graphically shows the water bearer running while holding a vessel from which water is spilling. Image File history File links Aquarius_constellation_map_visualization. ... Image File history File links Aquarius_constellation_map_visualization. ...


The water bearer's head is formed by the quadrangle of stars α Aquarii, γ Aquarii, η Aquarii, and π Aquarii: α Aquarii being of the third magnitude. Star ζ Aquarii, lodged within the quadrangle, represents an eye. quadrangle is a good name for a mathlete team. ... Alpha Aquarii (α Aqr / α Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Gamma Aquarii (γ Aqr / γ Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Eta Aquarii (η Aqr / η Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Pi Aquarii (Ï€ Aqr / Ï€ Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Zeta Aquarii (ζ Aqr / ζ Aquarii) is a binary star,the central star in the “water jar” asterism (Click here to see the water jar) in the constellation Aquarius. ...


The water bearer's torso is formed by the stars α Aquarii and β Aquarii, with β Aquarii being of the third magnitude. (β Aqr / β Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ...


The water bearer's left leg is formed by the stars β Aquarii and ι Aquarii, whereas his right leg is formed by the stars β Aquarii, ν Aquarii, μ Aquarii, and ε Aquarii, with these last two stars representing a foot. Iota Aquarii (ι Aqr / ι Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Nu Aquarii (ν Aqr / ν Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Mu Aquarii (μ Aqr / μ Aquarii) is a binary star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Epsilon Aquarii (ε Aqr / ε Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... A human foot - Enlarge to view legend The foot is a biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion. ...


The water bearer's arm is formed by the stars α Aquarii, θ Aquarii, and λ Aquarii, with λ Aquarii being the hand. Theta Aquarii (θ Aqr / θ Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... Lambda Aquarii (λ Aqr / λ Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ...


The water bearer is holding a vessel, perhaps a jar, which is formed by the stars ψ¹ Aquarii, φ Aquarii, λ Aquarii, τ Aquarii, and δ Aquarii. The open top of the vessel consists of the triangle of stars ψ¹ Aquarii, φ Aquarii, and λ Aquarii. Jar can mean: Containers: Antique fruit jar Canopic jar, used in ancient Egyptian burial Leyden jar, a simple capacitor Killing jar [municipality in Zaqatalskiy region of Azerbaijan] JAR (file format) is a file format used to package Java programming language applications Jar, Norway, a centre in the municipality of B... Psi1 Aquarii (ψ1 Aqr / ψ1 Aquarii) is a Multiple star system approximately 148 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. ... Phi Aquarii (φ Aqr / φ Aquarii) is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... The Bayer designation Tau Aquarii (Ï„ Aqr / Ï„ Aquarii) is shared by two star systems, in the constellation Aquarius: Ï„1 Aquarii Ï„2 Aquarii They are separated by 0. ... Delta Aquarii (δ Aqr / δ Aquarii) is the third-brightest star in the constellation Aquarius. ...


Water is being poured from the vessel in a pair of streamlines. The streamline on the left is formed by the stars ψ¹ Aquarii, 98 Aquarii, 99 Aquarii, and 101 Aquarii. The streamline on the right is formed by the stars ψ¹ Aquarii, 88 Aquarii, 89 Aquarii, and 86 Aquarii. In fluid dynamics, a streamline is a line which is everywhere tangent to the velocity of the flow. ... 98 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... 99 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... 101 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... 88 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... 89 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ... 86 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius. ...


See also


Astronomy | Constellations of the Zodiac | Astrology A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut. ...

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpius Ophiuchus Sagittarius Capricornus Aquarius Pisces
 

Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Leo (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Image File history File links Aries. ... Image File history File links Taurus. ... Image File history File links Gemini. ... Image File history File links Cancer. ... Image File history File links Leo. ... Image File history File links Virgo. ... Image File history File links Libra. ... Image File history File links Scorpio. ... Image File history File links Sagittarius. ... Image File history File links Capricorn. ... Image File history File links Aquarius. ... Image File history File links Pisces. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A medieval artists rendition of Claudius Ptolemaeus Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ... Andromeda (IPA: ) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes (IPA: ), a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or ), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus (IPA: ) is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Corona Australis (IPA: ) or Corona Austrina (IPA: , Latin: ) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Cygnus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (IPA: , Latin: Despite its smallness and lack of bright stars (none are brighter than fourth magnitude), it was also one of Ptolemys 48 constellations. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Hercules (IPA: ) is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Hydra (IPA: ) is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Leo (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lepus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a constellation, lying just south of the Celestial equator, below the constellation Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by Orion the hunter. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... For other uses, see Lyra (disambiguation). ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Scorpius (, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Ursa Major (IPA: ) is a constellation visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor (IPA: ) is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Andromeda (IPA: ) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes (IPA: ), a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (IPA: , Latin: , and similar to Latin: ) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Canes Venatici (Latin for Hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Canis Major (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cheese wizz rulz hardcore. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus (IPA: ) is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Corona Australis (IPA: ) or Corona Austrina (IPA: , Latin: ) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Crux (IPA: , Latin: ), commonly known as the Southern Cross (in contrast to the Northern Cross), is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but nevertheless one of the most distinctive. ... Cygnus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (IPA: , Latin: Despite its smallness and lack of bright stars (none are brighter than fourth magnitude), it was also one of Ptolemys 48 constellations. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Fornax (Latin for furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace). ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules (IPA: ) is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra (IPA: ) is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a constellation, lying just south of the Celestial equator, below the constellation Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by Orion the hunter. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx (IPA: ) is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... For other uses, see Lyra (disambiguation). ... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Puppis (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Ursa Major (IPA: ) is a constellation visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor (IPA: ) is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being Carina, Puppis and Pyxis). ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula (IPA: , Latin: ) is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Depending on the source, the dates are either January 21-February 19, or January 20 to February 18

References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
  • H. A. Rey, The Stars — A New Way To See Them. Enlarged World-Wide Edition. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1997. ISBN 0-395-24830-2.

Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge&#8212;writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others&#8212;in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

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