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18:16, 2 February 2018 (UTC)[edit | edit source]

Observational Astrnomy[edit | edit source]

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Comment by Guy[edit | edit source]

This student has an interesting project: They wanted to do constellations, but in insisted that the work contribute to OpenStax Astronomy. After searching OpenStax Astronomy, the student found a list of constellations and wanted to write about them. I suggested the circumpolar constellations, but could not find them on the list until I made it sortable. We searched Commons for images and found this one, I showed the student how Inkscape can be used to upgrade the image by adding colored stars to show the constellation. That work will be done on this Miraheze wiki because we don't want to clutter up WV with student images. After the student left, it occurred to me that the most useful resource would be to link the constellation names and such into Wikipedia. In future project, students could create more consise WV articles based on what I presume are long and tedius WP articles.--Guy vandegrift Simple Music.svg (discusscontribs) 13:52, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Table[edit | edit source]

I have moved the table to OpenStax Astronomy/Constellations because it's already up to Wikiversity standards for a mainspace article (as those standards now exist).

quiz maybe later[edit | edit source]

Just for fun, I included a tranclusion here[edit | edit source]

@AbiChap: You might want to remove this section since it already exists in main space:

this collapses text between "cot" and "cob"
This is one image we should include (click Expand at right to view)

Constellations ecliptic equirectangular plot.svg

This table is sortable. Sort by "hour" to see how the zodiacal constellations are organized.

Constellation[1] Genitive[2] Description Abbr[3] hour [4] dec[5]
Andromeda Andromedae Princess of Ethiopia And 1 40
Antila Antilae Air pump Ant 10 −35
Apus Apodis Bird of Paradise Aps 16 −75
Aquarius Aquarii Water bearer Aqr 23 −15
Aquila Aquilae Eagle Aql 20 5
Ara Arae Altar Ara 17 −55
Aries Arietis Ram Ari 3 20
Auriga Aurigae Charioteer Aur 6 40
Boötes Boötis Herdsman Boo 15 30
Caelum Cael Graving tool Cae 5 −40
Camelopardus Camelopardis Giraffe Cam 6 70
Cancer Cancri Crab Cnc 9 20
Canes Venatici Canum Venaticorum Hunting dogs CVn 13 40
Canis Major Canis Majoris Big dog CMa 7 −20
Canis Minor Canis Minoris Little dog CMi 8 5
Capricornus Capricorni Sea goat Cap 21 −20
Carina1 Carinae Keel of Argonauts’ ship Car 9 −60
Cassiopeia Cassiopeiae Queen of Ethiopia Cas 1 60
Centaurus Centauri Centaur Cen 13 −50
Cepheus Cephei King of Ethiopia Cep 22 70
Cetus Ceti Sea monster (whale) Cet 2 −10
Chamaeleon Chamaeleontis Chameleon Cha 11 −80
Circinus Circini Compasses Cir 15 −60
Columba Columbae Dove Col 6 −35
Coma Berenices Comae Berenices Berenice’s hair Com 13 20
Corona Australis Coronae Australis Southern crown CrA 19 −40
Corona Borealis Coronae Borealis Northern crown CrB 16 30
Corvus Corvi Crow Crv 12 −20
Crater Crateris Cup Crt 11 −15
Crux Crucis Cross (southern) Cru 12 −60
Cygnus Cygni Swan Cyg 21 40
Delphinus Delphini Porpoise Del 21 10
Dorado Doradus Swordfish Dor 5 −65
Draco Draconis Dragon Dra 17 65
Equuleus Equulei Little horse Equ 21 10
Eridanus Eridani River Eri 3 −20
Fornax Fornacis Furnace For 3 −30
Gemini Geminorum Twins Gem 7 20
Grus Gruis Crane Gru 22 −45
Hercules Herculis Hercules, son of Zeus Her 17 30
Horologium Horologii Clock Hor 3 −60
Hydra Hydrae Sea serpent Hya 10 −20
Hydrus Hydri Water snake Hyi 2 −75
Indus Indi Indian Ind 21 −55
Lacerta Lacertae Lizard Lac 22 45
Leo Leonis Lion Leo 11 15
Leo Minor Leonis Minoris Little lion LMi 10 35
Lepus Leporis Hare Lep 6 −20
Libra Librae Balance Lib 15 −15
Lupus Lupi Wolf Lup 15 −45
Lynx Lyncis Lynx Lyn 8 45
Lyra Lyrae Lyre or harp Lyr 19 40
Mensa Mensae Table Mountain Men 5 −80
Microscopium Microscopii Microscope Mic 21 −35
Monoceros Monocerotis Unicorn Mon 7 −5
Musca Muscae Fly Mus 12 −70
Norma Normae Carpenter’s level Nor 16 −50
Octans Octantis Octant Oct 22 −85
Ophiuchus Ophiuchi Holder of serpent Oph 17 0
Orion Orionis Orion, the hunter Ori 5 5
Pavo Pavonis Peacock Pav 20 −65
Pegasus Pegasi Pegasus, the winged horse Peg 22 20
Perseus Persei Perseus, hero who saved Andromeda Per 3 45
Phoenix Phoenicis Phoenix Phe 1 −50
Pictor Pictoris Easel Pic 6 −55
Pisces Piscium Fishes Psc 1 15
Piscis Austrinus Piscis Austrini Southern fish PsA 22 −30
Puppis2 Puppis Stern of the Argonauts’ ship Pup 8 −40
Pyxis3(=Malus) Pyxidus Compass of the Argonauts’ ship Pyx 9 −30
Reticulum Reticuli Net Ret 4 −60
Sagitta Sagittae Arrow Sge 20 10
Sagittarius Sagittarii Archer Sgr 19 −25
Scorpius Scorpii Scorpion Sco 17 −40
Sculptor Sculptoris Sculptor’s tools Scl 0 −30
Scutum Scuti Shield Sct 19 −10
Serpens Serpentis Serpent Ser 17 0
Sextans Sextantis Sextant Sex 10 0
Taurus Tauri Bull Tau 4 15
Telescopium Telescopii Telescope Tel 19 −50
Triangulum Trianguli Triangle Tri 2 30
Triangulum Australe Trianguli Australis Southern triangle TrA 16 −65
Tucana Tucanae Toucan Tuc 0 −65
Ursa Major Ursae Majoris Big bear UMa 11 50
Ursa Minor Ursae Minoris Little bear UMi 15 70
Vela4 Velorum Sail of the Argonauts’ ship Vel 9 −50
Virgo Virginis Virgin Vir 13 0
Volans Volantis Flying fish Vol 8 −70
Vulpecula Vulpeculae Fox Vul 20 25
  1. We are indebted to the authors of OpenStax Astronomy for this table: Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison, and Sidney Wolff:
  2. Names of astronomical constellations are Latin, and the genitives of their names are used in naming objects in those constellations, as in the Bayer designation of stars. For example, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo is called Alpha Virginis, which is to say "Alpha of Virgo", as virginis is the genitive of virgō. --lifted from w:special:permalink/823607780
  3. Abbreviation: Each of the IAU constellations has an official 3 letter abbreviation. They are actually abbreviations of the genitive form of the constellation names, so some letters appearing in the abbreviation may come from the genitive form without appearing in the base name (as in Sge for Sagitta/Sagittae, to avoid confusion with Sagittarius, abbreviated Sgr) --lifted from w:special:permalink/814403735.
  4. α (h) -- see wikipedia:Hour angle
  5. δ (°)--see wikipedia:Declination