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Sagittarius
Sagittarius
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Abbreviation Sgr
Genitive Sagittarii
Symbology the Archer
Right ascension 19 h
Declination −25°
Area 867 sq. deg.
Ranked 15th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
7
Brightest star ε Sgr (Kaus Australis)
(App. magnitude 1.9)
Meteor showers
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +55° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of August

For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius. This is a celestial map of the constellation Sagittarius, the Archer. ... 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. ... These arrows score as an inner 10, and a 9 Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... 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. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Epsilon Sagittarii (ε Sgr / ε Sagittarii) is a binary star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Leonid Meteor Shower From earliest times, humankind has noticed flurries of meteors that seemed to emanate from particular points in the sky at particular times of the year. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... 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. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... 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. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | 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. ... Sagittarius (Latin for Archer, symbol , Unicode ♐) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ...


Sagittarius (Latin for Archer, symbol , Unicode ♐) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. Sagittarius lies between Scorpius to the west and Capricornus to the east. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... These arrows score as an inner 10, and a 9 Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Saggitarius Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts The zodiac is an historical astronomical coordinate system based on the division of the ecliptic[1] into twelve equal signs, each sign defining a specific ecliptic longitude of 30 degrees. ... // This article is on the mythological creatures. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... 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. ...

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Notable features

The constellation's brighter stars (from left to right on the map: τ, ζ, σ, φ, λ, ε, δ, η and γ2 Sagittarii) form an easily recognizable asterism called the Teapot. The Milk Dipper is part of the Teapot. The stars δ Sgr (Kaus Media), ε Sgr (Kaus Australis), ζ Sgr (Ascella), and φ Sgr form the body of the pot; λ Sgr (Kaus Borealis) is the point of the lid; γ2 (Alnasl) is the tip of the spout; and σ Sgr (Nunki) and τ Sgr the handle. [1] [2] In astronomy, an asterism is a recognized pattern of stars seen in Earths sky which is neither an official constellation nor a true star cluster. ... A Japanese teapot A teapot is a vessel in which to brew tea leaves with hot or boiling water, either inside a tea bag or loose, in which case a tea strainer will be needed to catch the leaves when the tea is poured. ... Five Chariots (五車, pinyin: WÇ” ChÄ“) is a constellation in Chinese astronomy. ... Delta Sagittarii (δ Sgr / δ Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Epsilon Sagittarii (ε Sgr / ε Sagittarii) is a binary star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Zeta Sagittarii (ζ Sgr / ζ Sagittarii) is the third brightest star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Phi Sagittarii (φ Sgr / φ Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Kaus Borealis (elbow, north) is the name for the star? Sagittarii (Lambda Sagittarii). ... The Bayer designation Gamma Sagittarii (γ Sgr / γ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems in the constellation Sagittarius, γ1 Sagittarii and γ2 Sagittarii. ... Nunki is the σ star in the constellation of Sagittarius Sigma Sagitarii (σ Sgr / σ Sagittarii) is the second brightest star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Tau Sagittarii (Ï„ Sgr / Ï„ Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ...


α Sgr (Rukbat) isn't the brightest star of the constellation, having a magnitude of only 3.96 (not shown on the map as it is located below the map's southwestern corner, north is up). Alpha Sagittarii (α Sgr / α Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation of Sagittarius. ...


Notable deep-sky objects

The Milky Way as seen from the earth is at its densest as it passes through Sagittarius, as this is where the galactic center lies. Consequently, Sagittarius contains many star clusters and nebulae. One of the brightest of the star clusters is M55, about 7.5° west of δ Sgr. Note: This article contains special characters. ... Earth (often referred to as The Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth in order of size. ... The Galactic Center is the rotational center of the Milky Way galaxy. ... Globular Cluster M55 (also known as Messier Object 55, Messier 55, M55, or NGC 6809) is a globular cluster in the Sagittarius constellation. ...


The constellation contains nebulae such as the Lagoon Nebula (M8), near λ Sagittarii, beautiful in telescopes; the Omega, Swan, or Horseshoe Nebula (M17), near the border with Scutum; and the Trifid Nebula (M20), a large nebula containing some very young, hot stars. The Lagoon Nebula (also known as M8 and NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud and H II region, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Omega Nebula (also known as the Swan Nebula, the Horseshoe Nebula, the Lobster Nebula, Diffuse Nebula M17, Messier Object 17, Messier 17, M17, or NGC 6618) is an emission nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... The Trifid Nebula (also known as M20 and NGC 6514) is an H II region at right ascension 18h 02. ...


The complex radio source Sagittarius A is also here. Astronomers believe that one of its components, known as Sagittarius A*, is associated with a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy. Sagittarius A (or Sgr A) is a complex radio source at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. ... Sagittarius A* (pronounced A-star) is a bright and very compact source of radio emission at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, part of a larger astronomical feature at that location (Sagittarius A). ... Top: artists conception of a supermassive black hole drawing material from a nearby star. ...


The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy is located just outside the Milky Way. The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sag DEG) is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way Galaxy. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ...


Mythology

Sagittarius has the rough appearance of a stick-figure archer drawing its bow, and when including the fainter stars, appears to have a horse-like body [3]. The Greeks identified such a figure as a centaur, whereas earlier cultures, such as the Babylonians, identified it as the god Pabilsag (which also had wings and a lion's head). // This article is on the mythological creatures. ...


In Greek mythology, Sagittarius was sometimes identified as Chiron, aiming his bow at the Scorpion, although the more usual identification of Chiron was with the constellation Centaurus. The constellation Sagitta was sometimes considered to be an arrow fired by Sagittarius. // Greek mythology consists in part in a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... In Greek mythology, Chiron (hand) — sometimes spelled Cheiron or Kiron — was held as the superlative centaur over his brethren. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ...


Other early identifications include that of a rattle, which the constellation's brightest stars considered together vaguely resemble. As such, together with other constellations in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius (specifically, Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila), may be a significant part of the origin of the myth of the Stymphalian Birds, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles. Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts The zodiac is an historical astronomical coordinate system based on the division of the ecliptic[1] into twelve equal signs, each sign defining a specific ecliptic longitude of 30 degrees. ... Cygnus (Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... In Greek mythology, the Stymphalian Birds were birds with claws of brass and sharp metallic feathers they could launch at their victims, and also they were Ares pets. ... 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. ... For the son of Alexander the Great, see Heracles (Macedon). ...


Astrology

The Western astrological sign Sagittarius of the tropical zodiac (November 22 - December 21) differs from the astronomical constellation and the Hindu astrological sign of the sidereal zodiac (December 18 - January 18). The symbols used in Western Astrology to represent the Astrological signs Both Western and Vedic astrology employ a zodiac which divides the ecliptic into twelve Astrological signs of equal length. ... 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. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the practice by some western and all Indian astrologers of basing their study of the sky on the actual position of the planets in relation to the starry background. ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notable and named stars

BD F Star Names and other designations Mag. Ly away Comments
ε 20 Epsilon Sagittarii, Kaus Australis 1.79 145
  • قوس qaws bow + austrālis southern
σ 34 Sigma Sagittarii, Nunki, Sadira, Pelag 2.05 224
ζ 38 Zeta Sagittarii, Ascella 2.60 89
  • ascella armpit
δ 19 Delta Sagittarii, Kaus Media, Kaus Meridionalis, Kaus Medius, Media 2.72 306
  • قوس qaws bow + media middle
λ 22 Lambda Sagittarii, Kaus Borealis 2.82 77
  • قوس qaws bow + boreālis northern
π 41 Pi Sagittarii, Albaldah, Al Baldah 2.88 440
  • البلطة al-balţah the axe
γ2 10 Gamma-2 Sagittarii, Alnasl, Nasl, El Nasl, Nash, Alwazl, Nushaba, Zujj al Nushshaba 2.98 96
  • النصل an-naşl the arrowhead
η Eta Sagittarii 3.10 149
φ 27 Phi Sagittarii 3.17 231
τ 40 Tau Sagittarii 3.32 120
ξ2 37 Xi-2 Sagittarii 3.52 372
ο 39 Omicron Sagittarii, Manubrij 3.76 139
μ 13 Mu Sagittarii, Polis 3.84 8150
ρ1 44 Rho-1 Sagittarii 3.92 122
β1 Beta-1 Sagittarii, Arkab Prior 3.96 378
  • عرقوب carqūb hamstring + prior
α Alpha Sagittarii, Rukbat, Rucba, Rukbat al Rami, Alrami 3.96 170
  • ركبة الرامي rukbat[u] ar-rāmī knee of the archer/bowman
ι Iota Sagittarii 4.12
β2 Beta-2 Sagittarii, Arkab Posterior 4.27
  • عرقوب carqūb hamstring + posterior
θ1 Theta-1 Sagittarii 4.37
c 62 Terebellum, 62 Sagittarii, HR 7650, HD 189763 4.43
υ 46 Upsilon Sagittarii 4.52
  • the prototypical hydrogen-deficient binary
b1 59 Terebellum, 59 Sagittarii, HR 7604, HD 188603 4.52
3 X Sagittarii 4.53
h2 52 52 Sagittarii 4.59
ω 58 Terebellum, Omega Sagittarii, HR 7597, HD 188376 4.74
4 4 Sagittarii 4.74
γ1 Gamma-1 Sagittarii, W Sagittarii 4.79 1500
21 21 Sagittarii 4.81
A 60 Terebellum, 60 Sagittarii, HR 7618, HD 189005 4.84
ν1 32 Nu-1 Sagittarii, Ain al Rami, Facies 4.86
  • عين الرامي cain ar-rāmī eye of the archer
ψ 42 Psi Sagittarii 4.86
f 56 56 Sagittarii 4.87
d 43 43 Sagittarii 4.88
11 11 Sagittarii 4.96
ν2 35 Nu-2 Sagittarii 5.00
g 61 61 Sagittarii 5.01
ξ1 36 Xi-1 Sagittarii 5.02
χ1 47 Chi-1 Sagittarii 5.02
e2 55 55 Sagittarii 5.06
29 29 Sagittarii 5.22
15 15 Sagittarii 5.29
θ2 Theta-2 Sagittarii 5.30
e1 54 54 Sagittarii 5.30
7 7 Sagittarii 5.37
28 28 Sagittarii 5.37
χ3 49 Chi-3 Sagittarii 5.45
14 14 Sagittarii 5.49
24 24 Sagittarii 5.49
50 50 Sagittarii 5.57
18 18 Sagittarii 5.58
κ1 Kappa-1 Sagittarii 5.60
κ2 Kappa-2 Sagittarii 5.64
h1 51 51 Sagittarii 5.64
33 33 Sagittarii 5.68
63 63 Sagittarii 5.69
ρ2 45 Rho-2 Sagittarii 5.84
57 57 Sagittarii 5.88
9 9 Sagittarii 5.89
HD 169830 5.91 118.5[4]
  • has 2 planets
16 16 Sagittarii 5.96
26 26 Sagittarii 6.22
HD 179949 6.25 88[5]
  • has a planet
6 6 Sagittarii 6.27
30 30 Sagittarii 6.29
53 53 Sagittarii 6.33
25 25 Sagittarii 6.53
65 65 Sagittarii 6.53
17 17 Sagittarii 6.89
χ2 48 Chi-2 Sagittarii 7.26
Ross 154 10.46 9.56
  • nearby
Gliese 783 5.31 19.7
  • nearby
OGLE-TR-10 14.93 5000[6]
  • has a planet
S2
Pistol Star

Source: The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed., The Hipparcos Catalogue, ESA SP-1200 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. ... The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to stars (and other celestial bodies). ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... Epsilon Sagittarii (ε Sgr / ε Sagittarii) is a binary star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Nunki is the σ star in the constellation of Sagittarius Sigma Sagitarii (σ Sgr / σ Sagittarii) is the second brightest star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Zeta Sagittarii (ζ Sgr / ζ Sagittarii) is the third brightest star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Delta Sagittarii (δ Sgr / δ Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Kaus Borealis (elbow, north) is the name for the star? Sagittarii (Lambda Sagittarii). ... Albaldah is the name of the star pi Sagittarii. ... The Bayer designation Gamma Sagittarii (γ Sgr / γ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems in the constellation Sagittarius, γ1 Sagittarii and γ2 Sagittarii. ... Eta Sagittarii (η Sgr / η Sagitarii) is a star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... An irregular variable is a type of variable star in which variations in brightness show no regular periodicity. ... Phi Sagittarii (φ Sgr / φ Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Tau Sagittarii (τ Sgr / τ Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Xi Sagittarii (ξ Sgr / ξ Sagittarii) is shared by two stars, ξ¹ Sagittarii and ξ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Omicron Sagittarii (ο Sgr / ο Sagittarii) is a binary star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Mu Sagittarii (μ Sgr / μ Sagittarii) is a star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... A star system or stellar system is a system comprised of a star or group of stars, and, perhaps, planetary systems of smaller bodies (such as planets or asteroids), in gravitational association. ... The Bayer designation Rho Sagittarii (ρ Sgr / ρ Sagittarii) is shared by two stars, ρ¹ Sagittarii and ρ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Beta Sagittarii (β Sgr / β Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, β¹ Sagittarii and β² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Alpha Sagittarii (α Sgr / α Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation of Sagittarius. ... Iota Sagittarii (ι Sgr / ι Sagittarii) is a star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Beta Sagittarii (β Sgr / β Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, β¹ Sagittarii and β² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Theta Sagittarii (θ Sgr / θ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, θ¹ Sagittarii and θ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Terebellum is a quadrilateral of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... The Henry Draper Catalogue is an astronomy catalogue with astrometric and spectroscopic data about more than 225,000 stars. ... An irregular variable is a type of variable star in which variations in brightness show no regular periodicity. ... Upsilon Sagittarii (υ Sgr / υ Sagittarii) is a spectroscopic binary star system in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Terebellum is a quadrilateral of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. ... X Sagittarii is a cepheid variable star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Cepheid in the Spiral Galaxy M100 A Cepheid variable or Cepheid is a member of a particular class of variable stars, notable for a fairly tight correlation between their period of variability and absolute luminosity. ... The Terebellum is a quadrilateral of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Gamma Sagittarii (γ Sgr / γ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems in the constellation Sagittarius, γ1 Sagittarii and γ2 Sagittarii. ... Cepheid in the Spiral Galaxy M100 A Cepheid variable or Cepheid is a member of a particular class of variable stars, notable for a fairly tight correlation between their period of variability and absolute luminosity. ... The Terebellum is a quadrilateral of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Nu Sagittarii (ν Sgr / ν Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, ν¹ Sagittarii and ν² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Psi Sagittarii (ψ Sgr / ψ Sagitarii) is a binary star in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Nu Sagittarii (ν Sgr / ν Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, ν¹ Sagittarii and ν² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Xi Sagittarii (ξ Sgr / ξ Sagittarii) is shared by two stars, ξ¹ Sagittarii and ξ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Chi Sagittarii (χ Sgr / χ Sagittarii) is shared by three star systems in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Theta Sagittarii (θ Sgr / θ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, θ¹ Sagittarii and θ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Chi Sagittarii (χ Sgr / χ Sagittarii) is shared by three star systems in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Kappa Sagittarii (κ Sgr / κ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, κ¹ Sagittarii and κ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Kappa Sagittarii (κ Sgr / κ Sagittarii) is shared by two star systems, κ¹ Sagittarii and κ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Rho Sagittarii (ρ Sgr / ρ Sagittarii) is shared by two stars, ρ¹ Sagittarii and ρ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. ... HD 169830 is a yellow dwarf star (spectral type F8 V) in the constellation of Sagittarius, 118. ... HD 179949 is a 6th magnitude star in the constellation of Sagittarius. ... The Bayer designation Chi Sagittarii (χ Sgr / χ Sagittarii) is shared by three star systems in the constellation Sagittarius. ... Ross 154 is a red dwarf star approximately 3. ... Gliese 783 A is a star in the constellation of Sagittarius. ... OGLE-TR-10 is a distant, magnitude 14. ... Artist conception of newly discovered planet OGLE-2005-BLG-390L b. ... S2 is a star that is located close to the radio source Sagittarius A*, orbiting it with an orbital period of 15. ... Sagittarius A (or Sgr A) is a complex radio source at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. ... The Pistol Star, once thought to be the brightest star in the Milky Way galaxy (exceeded only by LBV-1806), is 10 million times as bright as the Sun and about 100 times as massive. ... The Sun vs. ...



Astronomy | Constellations of the Zodiac | Astrology Radio telescopes are among many different tools used by astronomers Astronomy (Greek: αστρονομία = άστρον + νόμος, astronomia = astron + nomos, literally, law of the stars) is the science of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere, such as stars, planets, comets, auroras, galaxies, and the cosmic background radiation. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts The zodiac is an historical astronomical coordinate system based on the division of the ecliptic[1] into twelve equal signs, each sign defining a specific ecliptic longitude of 30 degrees. ... Astrology refers to any of several systems, traditions or beliefs in which knowledge of the apparent positions of celestial bodies is held to be useful in understanding, interpreting, and organizing knowledge about human affairs and events on Earth. ...

Aries ( ) | Taurus ( ) | Gemini ( ) | Cancer ( ) | Leo ( ) | Virgo ( ) | Libra ( ) | Scorpius/Scorpio ( ) | Ophiuchus | Sagittarius ( ) | Capricornus/Capricorn ( ) | Aquarius ( ) | Pisces ( ) Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Aries Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Taurus_symbol. ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Gemini Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Cancer_symbol. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Leo the Lion Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Virgo Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Libra_symbol. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Scorpio_symbol. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Image File history File links Sagittarius_symbol. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Capricorn_symbol. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Image File history File links Aquarius_symbol_small. ... Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Pisces Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


The 48 Constellations listed by Ptolemy Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ...

Andromeda | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Argo Navis | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Cancer | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Cygnus | Delphinus | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Gemini | Hercules | Hydra | Leo | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lyra | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pegasus | Perseus | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Serpens | Taurus | Triangulum | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Virgo


Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... 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 (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) 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. ... 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 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 or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) 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. ... For other meanings of the word Cygnus, see Cygnus (disambiguation) Cygnus (from the Latin for swan) 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 (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known 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. ... Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... 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). ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) 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. ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ...

Constellations changed by Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Johann Bayer (1572 – March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ...

Centaurus | split into | Centaurus | Crux
Leo | split into | Leo | Coma Berenices
Piscis Austrinus | split into | Piscis Austrinus | Grus
Sagittarius | split into | Sagittarius | Corona Australis


Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... 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. ... 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. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ...

Constellations changed by Lacaille in 1763 Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713 – March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Argo Navis split into Carina | Puppis | Vela
Eridanus split into Eridanus | Fornax
Sagittarius | Corona Australis altered to create Telescopium
Centaurus | Lupus altered to create Circinus


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. ... Cheese wizz rulz hardcore. ... Puppis (Latin for poop deck) is a southern constellation. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern 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). ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... 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. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ...

The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Andromeda 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. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (Latin for chisel, and similar to Latin for of the Sky) 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. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve 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 (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) 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 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 or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) 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 is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... For other meanings of the word Cygnus, see Cygnus (disambiguation) Cygnus (from the Latin for swan) 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 (Latin for horse-let (i. ... 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 (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules 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 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 (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) 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 (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ... 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, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... PENIS, being Latin for your small cock, 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. ... Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... 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 (Latin for poop deck) 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). ... 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). ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... 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 (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

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