Observation of Earth’s Constellations Essay

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Earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way consists of more than 100 billion stars, many of which can be interpreted by human visual perception, while other can only be observed with the aid of a magnifying or light-collecting optical device such as a telescope. The stars are organized into various groupings according to their visible arrangement as observed in earth’s atmosphere. Human beings from cultures of eras bygone such as the Greeks, Romans, and Babylonians, and bestowed most, if not all of the titles upon the constellations as we know them today. Earth’s atmosphere comprises eighty-eight constellations, of which I have chosen the following five to discuss for my laboratory report: Andromeda, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Draco The …show more content…
Earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way consists of more than 100 billion stars, many of which can be interpreted by human visual perception, while other can only be observed with the aid of a magnifying or light-collecting optical device such as a telescope. The stars are organized into various groupings according to their visible arrangement as observed in earth’s atmosphere. Human beings from cultures of eras bygone such as the Greeks, Romans, and Babylonians, and bestowed most, if not all of the titles upon the constellations as we know them today. Earth’s atmosphere comprises eighty-eight constellations, of which I have chosen the following five to discuss for my laboratory report: Andromeda, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Draco The most notable characteristic of the constellation Andromeda its appearance resembles the letter “V”. It’s position, adjacent to the North Pole, means that to have optimal view ability, you would need to be situated somewhere on the northern half of the terrestrial globe, preferable during the autumn evenings when the constellation appearance is more prominent. Andromeda is one of the farthest objects discernable to the naked eye, and the closest spiral galaxy in proximity to our very own galaxy the Milky Way. The Big Dipper is an arrangement of seven stars, the brightest that make up the constellation Ursa Major, also referred to as the Big Bear by the Dutch. Similar in appearance to a large ladle or drinking gourde, it prove quite

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