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 (discuss • contribs) 13:52, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
↑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
↑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.