Constellations

Sextans

Sextans

The Sextans constellation lies in the southern sky, near the celestial equator. The constellation represents the astronomical sextant. Sextans is located in a dim region of the sky between the constellations Hydra, Crater, and Leo. The constellation was…

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Triangulum

Triangulum

Located in the northern sky, the constellation Triangulum is small in size, with a name in Latin meaning Triangle. This name of “triangle”, derives from the three brightest stars, which form a long and narrow triangle….


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Southern Circumpolar Constellations

The circumpolar southern constellations are Carina, Centaurus, and Crux. They can be found circling the south celestial pole and can be seen from southern latitudes at any time of year while remaining invisible for observers in most northern locations….


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Former Constellations: Brief Overview

After spending much time discussing their visibility for amateur astronomers in the Pacific Northwest, it makes sense to discuss constellations that are no longer around in the sky today. Prior to standardization efforts, many of…




Andromeda Constellation

Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda Constellation is one of the modern 88 constellations as defined by the IAU. One of the earliest recordings of the Andromeda Constellation was the the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy Located north of the celestial equator, the constellation is named…