Almagest

The Corona Borealis Constellation

Located in the northern hemisphere is the faint constellation of Corona Borealis, otherwise known as the "Northern Crown".

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The Corona Australis Constellation

In the southern skies lies the faint constellation known a Corona Australis (aka. the "Southern Crown"), one of the 88…

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The Chamaeleon Constellation

Located in the southern sky is the small Chamaeleon constellation, an asterism that was first defined in the 16th century.

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Do Stars Move? Tracking Their Movements Across the Sky

The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events…

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What Constellation is the Sun in?

Since the constellations are based on their appearance from Earth, the Sun does not belong to any. But if you…

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What is Uranus Named After?

Uranus was named in honor of the father of Cronos in Greek mythology, befitting its place in the Solar System…

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The Cepheus Constellation

Located in the northern hemisphere is Cepheus, one of the 48 constellations included by Ptolemy in his classic work, The…

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The Centaurus Constellation

Located in the southern skies is the classic constellation Centaurus, the ninth largest constellation and one of the original 48…

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The Cassiopeia Constellation

In the northern skies (recognizable from its W shape) is the familiar constellation of Cassiopeia, one of the 48 traditional…

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The Constellation Capricornus

Located in the ecliptic plane of the galaxy, where it is bordered by other "watery" asterisms, is the ancient constellation…

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