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Stars & constellations


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Stars & constellations

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  2. 2. Constellations
  3. 3. In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around asterisms (which themselves are generally referred to in non-technical language as "constellations"), which are patterns formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another on Earth's night sky.
  4. 4. The stars forming a group that has a recognisable shape is called a Constellation. Some of the few popular constellations are: 1. Ursa Major 2. Orion 3. Cassiopeia
  5. 5. Ursa major is one of the famous constellations which can be seen during summer in the early part of night. There are seven prominent stars in this constellation . It appears like a big question or ladle. There are three stars in the handle of the ladle and four in its bowl. The seven brightest stars of Ursa Major form the asterism known as the Big Dipper in the United States and Canada, the Plough in the United Kingdom and Ireland and the Saptarshi in India.
  6. 6. It is an other well known constellation that can be seen during winter in the late evenings. It is one of the magnificent constellations in the sky. Also called the Hunter . The three middle stars represent the belt of the hunter. The distinctive pattern of Orion has been recognized in numerous cultures around the world, and many myths have been associated with it. It has also been used as a symbol in the modern world.
  7. 7.  Cassiopeia is another prominent constellation in the northern sky. It is visible during winter in the early part of the night. It looks like a distorted letter W or M Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty. Cassiopeia was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations today.
  8. 8. Cassiopeia