Orion is my favorite constellation because it is one of the easiest to find and most recognizable. This makes it one of the most popular constellations. Orion's belt includes the three brightest stars in the sky. In the Northern Hemisphere, Orion is a fall and winter constellation, visible from November to February. One of Orion's "stars" is actually a nebula, the Orion nebula.
I've picked the constellation, Aquarius, as my topic for this assignment. I chose this star constellation because my sign is Aquarius, therefore I thought it would be fun and entertaining to do for the project and I would also love to learn more about my sign. The Aquarius is located in the Southern Hemisphere and is one of the oldest recorded constellation of the Zodiac. It is a very large constellation; it spreads out over 980 square degrees and it is the 10th largest constellation in the sky. There aren't many bright stars in the sky, so it's hard to see without a telescope in handy, but you can try and see if you can find it with the naked eye! The Aquarius was recorded during the second century by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. The constellation name means "cup bearer" or "water bearer" in the Latin language. The
--Answer below: First, the zodiacal constellations provide the backdrop for the pathway of the sun around our sky each year, and of the moon for every month. Since the sun’s path lies within these constellations, you know you can look for them along the approximate path that the sun follows during the day from east to west across the sky. The constellations of the Zodiac should be visible during the month of October.
The Pegasus constellation is located in the northern sky and can be seen at the end of summer and throughout autumn if the person is situated within the upper half of the equator. The 51 Pegasi (one of the stars within this constellation) is the first Sun-like star to have a planet orbiting around it. It's my favourite constellation because of it's mythological origins and its simplistic geometric shape.
One of the most familiar constellations in the night sky aside from the Big and Little Dipper is Orion, the Hunter. Made identifiable by the three bright stars that make up "Orion's Belt", Orion is easily recognized throughout the world due to the convenient position upon the celestial equator, allowing
There are millions upon millions of stars that light up the night sky. Some of these stars are grouped together in a way that creates a shape or figure; these shapes have been studied for thousands of years by people all around the world. Some civilizations have even dedicated stories to these figures in the sky; most of these shapes or constellations have their origins in Greek and Roman mythology. The constellation I chose as my favorite is Taurus, the bull. While Taurus is one of the constellations featured in the zodiac, my reasons for choosing it as my favorite constellation are not in relation to the story of Zeus and Europa; I chose Taurus because the Pleiades or "Seven Sisters" (a star cluster) are located inside of the constellation.
Correspondents of the Constellation Era Christine Hackett My journey into the Order of the Eastern Star has been enlightening with moments of frustration. The Order of the Eastern Star does very much to enhance each member philosophically, spiritually and socially, but all too often this beautiful work remains hidden in plain sight. My thirst for knowledge and passion for mystery inspired me to seek profound truths as they relate to the deeper meaning and purpose of the Order of the Eastern Star. Over the last three years, I have contributed countless hours and resources in my quest to understand the Great Mysteries of this organization. In the process, I asked numerous questions pertaining to the Constellation
The constellation I have chosen to write about is Orion. This is one of the most famous constellations in the night sky. I chose this one because as I stated, it is very famous, and because it is one of those constellations that I have seen many times. Orion is a hunter, so the constellation shows a man holding a club and shield. It is easily recognized by the three stars in a line that form the hunter's belt.
Chapter 1: Asterisms vs Constellations One of the things that I found interesting in chapter one was the difference between asterisms and constellations. Growing up, there was an impression that a constellation was the pattern that the stars made at night to create a picture. But that’s not what
If you look outside your window and stare up at the night sky, you will see multiple little, tiny, bright dots. At first, the bright dots will look like nothing. The stars will just be random little dots, but if you look a little more you will start to see that these stars connect in different ways. If you look a little closer you can start to see figures and patterns. These pictures in the night sky are called constellations. For many years in history, people, scientists, and astronomers have observed and studied the constellations. They would see a figure among the stars and come up with a name and story as to why they are up in the sky. They would name the constellations according to what was important to them. For example, the Chinese would
In this assignment the author aims to describe their favourite constellation and to tell the myth belonging to the star formation before telling a new myth behind the constellation. A constellation is a group of stars that create a pattern/picture in the night sky. To date there are 88 constellations in
A constellation is simply a recognisable patterned formed by stars in the sky. There are different names dedicated to the different stars in a constellation. The brightest of them all is the Alpha star, the next brightest is the Beta star. The magnitude or brightness of the stars is determined by its mass and depends of the amount of energy it radiates. Stars also appear brighter the closer they are to Earth. The apparent magnitude of a star is its measure of brightness viewed from Earth. The scale goes from -10 (very bright) to +10 (very dim). The absolute Magnitude of a star is its actual brightness (measured from a set distance). The absolute magnitude of a massive star such as Rigel is -6.8 (bright), but it has an apparent magnitude of
For thousands of years people would look up in the sky and see images, and those images are called constellations! My constellation is called the Volans or The Flying Fish.
Pisces is an example of constellation that belongs to zodiac family,I chose Pisces constellation because is my zodiac sign.Pisces is a plural name of fish is a Latin word.Pisces lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the East,the entire constellation looks like two different fish that lies in the West and East connected by a cord(tied together),it has a v shape.Pisces is bordered by,Triangulum,Andromeda,Pegasus,Aquarius,Cetus and Aries constellations.Pisces has different stars (clusters of stars) or galaxy,Eta piscium is said to be the brightest star in the constellation.
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