Taurus, also known as Bull or The Bull, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Aries, Gemini, Orion, Auriga, Perseus, Cetus and Eridanus. Taurus has 19 main stars and 9 of its stars might have planets. The Brightest Star in Taurus is Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri).
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Stars within Taurus are: Alpha Tauri (Aldebaran), Beta Tauri, Epsilon Tauri, Gamma Tauri, Zeta Tauri, Delta1 Tauri, Lambda Tauri, Merope, Maia, Electra, Celaeno, Crab Pulsar, Pleione, T Tauri, Theta Tauri, Xi Tauri, 21 Tauri, Omicron Tauri, Kappa Tauri, Gliese 176, 119 Tau, Nu Tauri, HD 37124, Upsilon Tauri, PSR J0348+0432, 22 Tau, Mu Tauri, 44 Eridani, 114 Tau, Teide 1, LkCa 15, Alcyone A, 66 Tau, HL Tau, 2MASS J03552337+1133437, WD 0346+246, V1298 Tau, HD 29697, HL Tau 76, 104 Tau, MWC 480, Delta2 Tauri, WISEPA J041022.71+150248.5, V830 Tau, V731 Tau, Rho Tauri, Chi Tauri, HD 24040, RV Tau, 111 Tauri and Psi Tauri. Galaxies inside Taurus are: New General Catalogue 1817, NGC 1409, NGC 1474, NGC 1550, NGC 1542, NGC 1587, NGC 1589, NGC 1517, NGC 1497, NGC 1588, IC 329, IC 357, NGC 1634, NGC 1349, NGC 1590, NGC 1593, NGC 1541, NGC 1633, IC 365, IC 338, NGC 1410, NGC 1642, Cygnus A, NGC 1615, NGC 1508, NGC 1384, NGC 1462 and NGC 1431.
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The recognition of Taurus as a constellation dates back to at least The Chalcolithic Age (Copper Age), a period within the transition of The Neolithic Age (New Stone Age) and The Bronze Age, and at most The Upper Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age). This is a period of 40,000 Years Ago to 5000 Years Ago. Evidence of this belief comes from Cave Paintings in Lascaux, France known as The Hall of Bulls which date back to 15,000 B.C. In Ancient Mesopotamia, in The Epic of Gilgamesh, The goddess Ishtar sends The Bull of Heaven, Taurus, to slaughter Gilgamesh since he rejected her. Gilgamesh's best friend, Enkidu rips the Bull apart and spreads its part across The Heavens (Night Sky). In The Classical World, Taurus is the form The King of The gods, Zeus, takes in order to kidnap The Princess of Phoenicia, Europa. Europa is captured and becomes Zeus's Consort.
Aries, also known as Ram or The Ram, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Pisces, Perseus, Cetus, Taurus and Triangulum. Aries has 4 to 9 main stars and 6 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Aries is Hamal (Hemal, Ras Hammel, El Nath, Arietis, Alpha Arietis).
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Stars inside of Aries are: Hamal (Alpha Arietis), Teegarden's Star, 41 Arietis, Delta Arietis, Epsilon Arietis, Lambda Arietis, Zeta Arietis, 39 Arietis, 30 Ari, Pi Ari, 35 Ari, 53 Ari, 33 Ari, HIP 14810, 14 Ari, 56 Ari, HD 12661, HD 20367, HD 20367, L 1159-16, VZ Arietis, BD+20°307, Sigma Ari, 15 Ari, WASP-11/HAT-P-10, R Ari, Omicron Ari, WD 0145+234, 7 Ari, Kappa Ari, U Ari, 85 Ceti, Eta Ari, 19 Ari, 29 Ari, 38 Ari, Nu Ari, Xi Ari, Iota Ari, Tau1 Ari, Mu Ari, T Ari, 64 Ari, Theta Ari, 59 Ari, 21 Ari, 10 Arietis, 31 Ari, 40 Ari, 47 Ari, 55 Ari and 20 Ari. Galaxies inside of Aries are: NGC 772, NGC 770, NGC 935 & IC 1801, Segue 2, NGC 691, NGC 673, NGC 680, NGC 877, NGC 821, NGC 678, NGC 1156, UGC 2140, 3C 79, NGC 972, NGC 1134, NGC 674, NGC 803, NGC 992, CL0024+27, Pisces Galaxy(Pisces Dwarf), NGC 694, IC 1828, NGC 1029, NGC 514, IC 1727, NGC 784, NGc 1024, IC 167, NGC 820, NGC 695 and UGC 1432.
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Aries as a constellation dates back to Ancient Babylon and Ancient Egypt who saw it as a man with a ram's head who was the Egyptian god Amon-Ra, who was representative of Creativity and Fertility. Aries would not though be Officially Introduced as a Constellation until The Classical World Era. Aries in The Classical World was The Golden Ram who saved Prince of Boeotia and Nephele, Phrixus and Helle from orders of The god of Travellers, Thieves, Merchants and Orators, Hermes.
Tucana, also known as Toucan or The Toucan, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Phoenix, Hydrus, Octans, Indus, Grus and Eridanus. Tucana has 3 main stars and 5 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Tucana s Alpha Tucanae.
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Stars inside of Tucana are: Alpha Tucanae, Zeta Tucanae, Delta Tucanae, Gamma Tucanae, Epsilon Tucanae, Nu Tucanae, Kappa Tucanae, Eta Tucanae, Iota Tucanae, Theta Tucanae, HD 221287, HD 215497, HD 4308, HD 219077, HD 5980, Rho Tucanae, Pi Tucanae, HV 11423, HD 7199, HV 2112, SMC 018136, Gliese 54, AB7, Beta2 Tucanae, HD 224361, CG Tuc, HD 3823, HD 225253, WASP-91, Beta-3 Tucanae, BQ Tucanae, CC Tuc, S Tuc, R Tuc, T Tuc, V Tuc, Gliese 45, SGR 1814-13, Y Tuc, X Tucanae, Lambda1 Tucanae A, U Tuc, W Tuc, Z Tucanae and HD 410. Galaxies inside Tucana are: Tucana Galaxy (Tucana Dwarf, Toucan Galaxy), NGC 406, Galáxia Anã de Tucana III and Galáxia Anã de Grus II.
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Tucana is Latin and Portuguese for Toucan. Tucana was introduced in 1598 by Dutch Astronomer Petrus Plancius from The Observation of both Dutch Navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman. Tucana is one of four constellations in the night sky known as The Southern Birds. The Southern Birds Include Tucana, Phoenix, Pavo and Grus.
Horologium, also known as The Pendulum Clock, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Dorado, Hydrus, Erindanus, Reticulum and Caelum. Horologium has 6 main stars and 4 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Horologium is Alpha Horologii.
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Stars inside Horologium are: Alpha Horologii, Beta Horologii, Iota Horologii, R Horologii, Gliese 1061, Delta Horologii, HD 27631, Mu Horologii, Gliese 146, Eta Horologii, Nu Hor, TW Hor, Lambda Hor, Zeta Hor, U Hor, Gamma Hor, S Hor, IC 2042, W Hor, V Hor, DK Lacertae, Z Hor, X Hor, HD 15379, Gliese 114.1 A, HD 21981, Gliese 93 and T Hor. Galaxies inside of Horologium are: Horologium I, NGC 1512, Abell 3266, NGC 1510, Arp-Madore 1, NGC 1448, NGC 1433, NGC 1483, Phoenix II and Galáxia Anã de Horologium II.
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Horologium is Latinized Greek for Pendulum Clock or An Instrument for telling the hour. Horologium was introduced in 1756 by French Astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille who gave it the name it has today.
Musca, also known as Fly, Bee, Apis, The Bee or The Fly, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Apus, Carina, Centaurus, Chameleon, Circinus and Crux. Musca has 6 main stars and 3 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Musca is Alpha Muscae.
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Stars inside of Musca are: Alpha Muscae, Beta Muscae, GSR 1124-683, HD 103079, TYC 8998-760-1, HD 111232, LP 145-141, HD 100546, HD 112410, Gamma Muscae, Delta Muscae, HD 102839, HD 115211, Epsilon Muscae, Lambda Muscae, V357 Muscae, Theta Muscae, HD 105071, HD 116890, Mu Muscae, BO Mus, TU Muscae, S Mus, R Mus, SY Mus, GQ Mus, ETA Mus, Lambda Chamaeleontis, Zeta2 Muscae, Iota1 Muscae, GT Muscae, X Muscae, W Mus, V Mus and Iota2 Muscae.
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Musca is Latin for The Fly. Musca was introduced in 1598 by Dutch Astronomer Petrus Plancius who introduced via observations by Dutch Navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman. Petrus gave the constellation the name De Vlieghe, which is Dutch for The Fly. French Astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille would give it it's Latin name Musca in 1756.
Lepus, also known as Bunny, Rabbit, Hare or The Hare, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Canis Major, Orion, Columba, Monoceros, Caelum and Eridanus. Lepus has 8 main stars and 3 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Lepus is Arneb (Alpha Leporis).
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Stars within Lepus are: Alpha Leporis (Arnaeb), Beta Leporis (Nihal), Gamma Leporis, Epsilon Leporis, R Leporis, Zeta Leporis, 17 Leporis, Delta Leporis, Iota Leporis, Mu Leporis, RX Leporis, Kappa Leporis, Nu Leporis, HD 33283, 2MASS J0523-1403, WASP-49, Lambda Leporis, Theta Leporis, Eta Leporis, HD 32309, HD 34968, 8 Leporis, AK Leporis, HD 32450, HD 31527, HD 33844, HD 33142, 10 Leporis, 19 Lep, 12 Lep, 1 Leporis, S Lep, U Lep, V Lep, X Lep, Z Lep, 4 Monocerotis, W Lep, Gliese 229 B, Y Lep and AH Lep. Galaxies inside of Lepus are NGC 1964, NGC 1979, NGC 1993 and NGC 1821.
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In The 100's AD, Roman Astronomer Ptolemy, introduced Lepus as one of his 48 known constellations.
Dorado, also known as Dolphinfish, Polophylax, Guardian of the pole, Xiphias, The Swordfish or The Dolphinfish, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Hydrus, Caelum, Reticulum, Pictor, Mensa, Volans and Horologium. Dorado has 3 main stars and 5 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Dorado is Alpha Doradus.
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Stars within Dorado are: Alpha Doradus, R136a1, S Doradus, WOH G64, TOI-700, Gamma Doradus, R Doradus, BAT99-98, VFTS 682, VFTS 102, Melnick 34, Melnick 42, Beta Doradus, R136a2, Sanduleak -69 202, R136c, HE 0437-5439, R136a3, Gliese 163, HD 269810, R136b, PSR J0537-6910, BI 253, Delta Doradus, R99, R145, HV 888, X LMC X-3, IRAS 05280-6910, HD 30177, Gliese 167, SGR 0525-66, HD 37974, R85, WZ Doradus, Naledi, Eta2 Doradus, PSR J0540-6919, T DOradus, W Doradus, Epsilon Doradus, Nu Dorandus, SP77 46-44, Eta1 Doradus, NGC 1523, WOH S281, Kappa Doradus, HD 28254, MACHO-LMC-5, Theta Doradus and Pi1 Doradus. Galaxies within Dorado are: Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 1566, NGC 2164, NGC 1553, NGC 1549, NGC 1854, LEDA 89996, NGC 1978, NGC 1820, NGC 1672, NGC 1483, NGC 1533, NGC 2082, NGC 1783, NGC 1556, NGC 1546, NGC 1522, NGC 1581, NGC 1602, NGC 1796, NGC 1596, NGC 1515, NGC 1947, NGC 1617, NGC 1866, NGC 1898, NGC 1892, NGC 2108, NGC 1868 and NGC 1856.
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Dorado or rather, Dourado, is Portuguese for Dolphinfish. Dorado was first mapped out in 1592 by Dutch-Flemish Astronomer Petrus Plancius, who received the observations from both Dutch Navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman. Petrus Plancius originally gave Dorado the name Polophylax, who was an old bearded man who in The Classical World was known as The Guardian of The Pole. In 1603, Dorado would receive it's contemporary name from German Uranographer Johann Bayer in his Star Atlas titled Uranometria.
Columba, also known as Dove or The Dove, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Canis Major, Pictor, Lepus, Caelum and Puppis. Columba has 5 main stars and one of its stars has a planet. The brightest star inside of Columba is Phact (Alpha Columbae).
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Stars within Columba are: Alpha Columbae (Phact), Beta Columbae, Delta Columbae, Epsilon Columbae, Gamma Columbae, Eta Columbae, Kappa Columbae, Omicron Columbae, Lambda Columbae, Xi Columbae, Theta Columbae, Mu Columbae, Sigma Columbae, HD 41534, SX Col, HD 39901, HD 43848, TV Col, AP Col, TX Col, WZ Col, HD 46568, HD 37811, HD 46815, HD 41047, AF Col, HD 43899, HD 40091, HD 44506, HD 36187, HD 47144, HD 39720, HD 45145, HD 47500, HD 36060, WASP 160 B and 4U 051340. Galaxies within Columba are: NGC 1808, NGC 1851, NGC 1792 and ESO 306-17.
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Columba is Latin for Dove. Columba was first depicted by Dutch-Flemish Astronomer Petrus Plancius in 1592 AD when he placed it on a large wall map of Small celestial planispheres. Later that year, Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman woud list it as The Dove and The Olive Branch, or De Duyve med den Olijftak.
Chameleon, also known as The Chameleon, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Octans, Musca, Apus, Carina, Volans and Mensa. Chameleon has three main stars one of its stars has a planet. The brightest star in Chameleon is Alpha Chamaeleontis.
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Stars within Chameleon are: Alpha Chamaeleontis, Eta Chamaeleontis, HD 63454, Delta1 Chamaeleontis, Beta Chamaeleontis, Gamma Chamaeleontis, CHXR 73, OTS 44, ChaHα8, 2M1101AB, Epsilon Chamaeleontis, HD 979300, Zeta Chamaeleontis, HD 979300, Zeta Chamaeleontis, R Chamaeleontis, HD 97048, Theta Chamaeleontis, RZ Cha, HD 72922, Delta2 Chamaeleontis, Iota Chamaeleontis, Kappa Cha, Pi Cha, Mu2 Cha, Nu Cha, Mu1 Cha, RS Cha, Z Cha, HR 3543, HR 3000, T Cha, Y Cha, W Cha, U Cha, HR 5082, IRAS 12556-7731, X Cha and V Cha.
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Chameleon was introduced by Dutch-Flemish Astronomer Petrus Plancius in the 1500's and 1 of 12 constellation of his creation.
Corona Borealis, also known as Crown, The Crown or The Northern Crown, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Hercules, Boötes and Serpens Caput. Corona Borealis has 8 main stars and five of its stars has planets. The brightest star in The Corona Borealis is Gemma (Alpha Coronae Borealis, The Jewel, Alphekka, Alphecca, Gnosia, Ashtaroth, Gnosia Stella Coronae).
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Stars inside of Corona Borealis are: Alpha Coronae Borealis (The Jewel, Gemma), Beta Coronae Borealis (Nusakan), Kappa Coronae Borealis, R CrB, Delta Coronae Borealis, Epsilon Coronae Borealis, Theta Coronae Borealis, Omicron Coronae Borealis, Sigma Coronae Borealis, Iota Coronae Borealis, Tau Coronae Borealis, T CrB, Xi Coronae Borealis, Pi Coronae Borealis, Gamma Coronae Borealis, Rho Coronae Borealis, Zeta Coronae Borealis, Eta Coronae Borealis, Zeta 2 CrB, HD 145457, XO-1, Upsilon Coronae Borealis, Lambda Coronae Borealis, U Coronae Borealis, S CrB, RR CrB, V CrB, Nu1 CrB, TY CrB, Nu2 CrB, Mu Coronae Borealis, W CrB, 23 Herculis, RS CrB, Alpha Coronae Borealis B, HD 140913, Zeta1 CrB, UX Antliae, Alpha Coronae Borealis A, USNOA2 1125-07244929, NGC 6002, X CrB, Sigma2 CrB, Y CrB and Z Coronae Borealis. Galaxies inside of Corona Borealis are: Abell 2065, Abell 2061, NGC 6085, NGC 6086, NGC 6120 and NGC 6104.
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The Corona Borealis was First Introduced in The 100s AD by Roman Astronomer Ptolemy. Corona Borealis is Latin for Northern Crown. In The Classical World, The Corona Borealis was associated with the crown given by The Classical World god of Fruit, Wine & Winemaking, Grape-Harvest, Fertility and Orchards, Dionysus to The Cretan Princess Ariadne and both were set in The Heavens.
Cassiopeia, also known as The Seated Queen or The Vain Queen Cassiopeia, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Camelopardalis, Cepheus, Lacerta, Andromeda and Perseus. Cassiopeia has 5 main stars and 14 of its stars have planets. The brightest star in Cassiopeia is Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae).
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Stars within Cassiopeia are: Alpha Cassiopeiae (Schedar), Beta Cassiopeiae (Caph, Chaph, Kaff, Al Sanam al Nakah), Delta Cassiopeiae (Ruchbah, Ksora, Rucba, Rucbar), Gamma Cassiopeiae (Tsih), Epsilon Cassiopeiae (Segin), Rho Cassiopeiae, Zeta Cassiopeiae, V509 Cassiopeiae, Kappa Cassiopeiae, Psi Cassiopeiae, Omicron Cassiopeiae, 50 Cassiopeiae, HR 8832, Upsilon2 Cassiopeiae, Theta Cassiopeiae, Phi Cassiopeiae, Mu Cassiopeiae, 6 Cassiopeiae, Sigma Cassiopeiae, YZ Cassiopeiae, 3C 58, HD 7924, Chi Cassiopeiae, BD+60°2522, HD 17156, Lambda Cassiopeia, 4U 0142+61, LS I +61 303, Gliese 22, Tycho G, HD 240210, WR 1, WR 2, WR 3, Gliese 49, V773 Cassiopeiae, IRAS 23304+6147, HD 240237, AO Cassiopeiae, HR 511, Xi Cassiopeiae, 48 Cassiopeiae, 23 Cas, 1 Cassiopeiae, Pi Cassiopeiae, Tau Cassiopeiae, HD 19275, HR 244, Nu Cassiopeiae, 49 Cassiopeiae and 4 Cassiopeiae. Galaxies within Cassiopeia are: Star Wars Galaxy (TXS 0128+554), Cassiopeia Galaxy (Cassiopeia Dwarf), Maffei 1, Maffei 2, NGC 185, NGC 147, IC 10, Dwingeloo 1, NGC 110, 3C 35, 3C 20, Cygnus A, NGC 278, NGC 520, Andromeda XXI, NGC 93, Andromeda XXXII, M85-HCC1, Andromède XXXIII and Lacerta I/Andromeda XXXI.
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Cassiopeia was introduced in The 100's AD by The Roman Astronomer Ptolemy as 1 of the 48 constellations he listed. In The Classical World Tradition, Cassiopeia is the Queen of Aethiopia and is the wife of The King of Aethiopia, Cepheus. Cassiopeia is also the mother of The Princess Andromeda. Cassiopeia was a very vain and boastful woman. She even dared brag about how she and her daughter Andromeda were more beautiful than the Nereids (Sea Nymphs) to The Classical World god of The Sea, Storms, Earthquakes and Horses, Poseidon. As punishment for her boastful tongue, Poseidon trapped her into the night sky for all eternity in a position where she is on her throne but always clinging on to it, so not to fall off. A boastful tongue will surely be cut off.
Delphinus, also known as Dolphin or The Dolphin, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Pegasus, Equuleus, Aquila, Aquarius, Vulpecula and Sagitta. Delphinus has 5 main stars and 5 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Delphinus is Rotanev (Beta Delphini).
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Stars within Delphinus are: Beta Delphini (Rotanev, Rotanen, Venator), Alpha Delphini, Epsilon Delphini, Delta Delphini, Gamma Delphini, Zeta Delphini, Rho Aquilae, Kappa Delphini, Iota Delphini, Eta Delphini, Theta Delphini, 13 Delphini, 18 Delphini, V339 Delphini, 10 Delphini, 17 Delphini, 15 Delphini, 16 HD 196885, 1 Delphini, HD 195019, WASP-2, WISEPC J205628.90+145953.3, HAT-P-23, Gamma1 Delphini, HD 186775, W Del, 14 Delphini, HR Delphini, R Delphini, Gamma2 Delphini, U Delphini, EU Delphini, LS Del, HD 197076, TY Del, V Del, HU Delphini, Y Del, X Del, T Del, Z Del, WISE J2030+0749, NGC 6933 and S Del. Galaxies in Delphinus are: NGC 6917, NGC 6928, NGC 6930, NGC 6954, NGC 6944, NGC 6956, NGC 6969, NGC 7003, NGC 7025, NGC 6972, NGC 6927, NGC 6971, NGC 6955, NGC 6988, NGC 6957, IC 1320 and IC 5080.
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Delphinus is the latinized Greek word for Dolphin. Delphinus is 1 of the 48 Constellation introduced in The 100's by The Roman Astronomer Ptolemy. In The Classical World, the story of Delphinus starts with The Classical World god of the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses, Poseidon yearns to marry The Sea goddess and future Queen of the Sea, Amphitrite. Amphitrite, the nereid(sea nymph), fleas to The Atlas Mountains in order to protect her virginity from Poseidon. Poseidon sends out a navy of sea creatures to find her. One of these sea creatures is Delphinus who eventually found her by accident. Delphinus was able to convince Amphitrite to marry Poseidon. To honor Delphinus's deed, Poseidon placed the image of the dolphin in the night sky to be seen by all till even this day on Earth,
Antlia, also known as Pump, Air Pump, Antlia Pneumatica or The Air Pump, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Hydra,Vela, Pyxis and Centaurus. Antlia has 3 main stars and 2 of its stars have planets. The brightest star on Antlia is Alpha Antliae.
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Stars within Antlia are: Alpha Antliae, Eta Antliae, Iota Antliae, Epsilon Antliae, Theta Antliae, Delta Antliae, HR 4049, HR 3833, HD 93083, DEN 1048-3956, WASP-66, U Antliae, 2 MASS 0939-2448, Zeta1 Antliae, S Antliae, T Antliae, BF Antliae, Hd 88218, HD 92845, HD 88809, HD 82205, Zeta2 Antliae, HD 88836, HD 88522, HD 82785, HD 85725, PSR B09050+08, V Antliae, W Antliae, X Antliae, Y Antliae and R Antliae. Galaxies within Antlia are: Antlia Galaxy (Antlia Dwarf), NGC 3268, NGC 3258, NGC 2997, Antlia 2, IC 2560, NGC 3271, NGC 3269, NGC 3267, NGC 3260, NGC 3109, NGC 3244, NGC 3273, NGC 3281, IC 2545 and Galassia Leo P.
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Antlia is Latin and Greek for Pump. The Constellation was introduced at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa by French Astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1751-1752, who originally introduced as Antlia Pneumatica. Later in time, English Astronomer John Herschel shortened the name to just Antlia.
Vela, also known as The Sils of a Ship or The Sails, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Pyxis, Puppis, Antlia, Carina and Centaurus. Vela has five main stars and 7 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Vela is Suhail al Muhlif (Gamma Velorum).
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Stars within Vela are: Gamma Velorum (Suhail al Muhlif, Regor), Lambda Velorum (Suhail), Kappa Velorum, Vela Pulsar, HR 3803, Omicron Velorum, Mu Velorum, Luhman 16, Phi Velorum, HD 73526, IRAS 08544-4431, PSi Velorum, HR 3407, Vela X-1, HD 83443, PSR J0855-4644, HD 85390, HD 75289, Gliese 1132, p Velorum, HD 78004, HD 75063, WR 12, V382 Velorum, HD 85512, Gamma Velorum A, AH Velorum, V velorum, V Velorum, HD 74272, HD 72108, Gamma Velorum B, V*V391 Vel, HD 88955, HD 76653, HD 88206, L Velorum, HD 70930, HD 75630, T Velorum, KQ Vel, HD 68217, HD 81369, HD 67621, HD 73121, HD 71043, HD 69168, HD 68657, HD 72900, CCDM J09337-4900AB, HD 84228 and HD 79275. Galaxies with Vela are: NGC 2736, NGC 2845, NGC 3256, NGC 3261, NGC 3262, NGC 3263, NGC 3318, NGC 3366, NGC 3482 and IC 2592.
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Vela is Latin for The Sails of a ship. Vela is a member of a larger constellation known as Argo Navis or The Ship Argo. Vela is the sail of the ship Jason and The Argonauts sailed on in The Classical World Tradition.
Cetus, also known as Shark, The Whale or Sea Monster, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Aries, Sculptor, Fornax, Pisces, Aquarius, Taurus and Eridanus. Cetus has 14 main stars and 23 of its stars has planets. Cetus's brightest star is Deneb Kaitos (Beta Ceti).
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Stars within Cetus are: Beta Ceti (Deneb Kaitos, Diphda, Difda al Thani, Rana Secunda), Alpha Centi (Menkar), Delta Ceti, Gamma Ceti, Zeta Ceti, Mira B, 94 Ceti, 81 Ceti, Luyten 726-8, Cayrel's Sta, HD 224693, HD 11506, HIP 11952, 25 Arietis, 79 Ceti, Tau Ceti, WASP-26, Mpingo, WASP-44, YZ Ceti, Lambda Ceti, HD 11964, BD-17 63, Gliese 1002, HD 1461, GD 40, DENIS-P J020529.0-115925, HIP 5158, HD 2638, HD 5319, Mu Ceti, LHS 1140, Upsilon Ceti, GJ 1005, CFBDS J005910.90-011401.3, NGC 156, NGC 308, NGC 302, PSR J0108-1431, HIP 11915, NGC 310, SDSS J0106-1000, WISE J0254+0223, Pi Ceti, 2 Ceti, Sigma Ceti, 7 Ceti, Nu Ceti, Iota Ceti, Chi Ceti and Epsilon Ceti. Galaxies in Cetus are: Messier 77, NGC 302, NGC 247, NGC 1055, Cetus Galaxy (Cetus Dwarf), IC 1613, NGC 1042, SXDF NB1006-2, NGC 1073, NGC 1073, NGC 1087, NGC 17, NGC 47, Abell 133, ARP 147, Abell 400, NGC 45 and NGC 1035.
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Cetus dates back to Ancient Mesopotamia as a Whale but later on it would be seen as a Sea Monster! In The Classical World, Cetus The Sea Monster was a monster who was killed by The Monster Slayer Perseus in order to rescue Princess Andromeda from Poseidon. In later Classical World tales, Heracles would be the one to slay Cetus. Cetus is in a part of the night sky known as The Sea where it is accompanied by other aquatic constellation such as Pisces, Aquarius, Piscis Austrinus, Eridanus and Capricornus.
Telescopium, also known as The Telescope or Telescope, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Microscopium, Pavo, Indus, Ara, Sagittarius and Corona Australis. Telescopium has two main stars and sadly, none of its stars has any known planets. Telescopium's brightest star is Alpha Telescopii.
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Stars with Telescopium are Alpha Telescopii, Xi Telescopii, Zeta Telescopii, Epsilon Telescopii, Iota Telescopii, Kappa Telescopii, Nu Telescopii, Eta Telescopii, Lambda Telescopii, Gliese 754, EC 20058-5234, PV Telescopii, Gliese 784, HD 169405, HD 191760, RR Telescopii, PZ Telescopii, HD 173791, Delta1 Telescopii, Delta2 Telescopii, RX Telescopii, BL Telescopii, RS Telescopii, QS Telescopii, Mu Telescopii, HO Telescopii, HD 167257, HD 166066, HD 185139, HD 183806, U Tel, R Tel, V Tel, V339 Tel, X Tel, W Tel, S Tel, HD 164427, Z Tel, Y Tel LHS 3508, T Tel and HD 150549. Galaxies in Telescopium are NGC 6850, NGC 6845 and IC 4889.
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Telescopium is the latinized form of the Greek word for Telescope. Telescopium was 1 out of 12 constellations introduced by French Astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1751.
Grus, also known as Crane, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Tucana, Phoenix, Indus, Piscis Austrinus, Sculptor and Microscopium. Grus has 8 main stars and 6 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Grus is Alnair (Alpha Gruis).
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Stars within Grus are: Alnair (Alpha Gruis), Beta Gruis, Gamma Gruis, Epsilon Gruis, Iota Gruis, Delta1 Gruis, Zeta Gruis, Delta2 Gruis, Theta Gruis, Lambda Gruis, Mu1 Gruis, Rho Gruis, Eta Gruis, Mu2 Gruis, Xi Gruis, HD 211415, Kappa Gruis, Nu Gruis, Omicron Gruis, Phi Gruis, HD 207129, Pi2 Gruis, Tau3 Gruis, BZ Gruis, Pi1 Gruis, Gliese 832, BC Gruis and U Gruis. NGC 7552, NGC 7582, IC 5201, NGC 7424, IC 1459, NGC 7599, NGC 7213, NGC 7070A, NGC 7418, NGC 7079, NGC 7097, NGC 7144, NGC 7232, NGC 7145, NGC 7421, NGC 7462, NGC 7075, NGC 7117, IC 5264, IC 5128, NGC 7410.
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The Origins of Grus are not of it being its own constellation, but being part of its neighbor constellation, Piscis Austrinus, as Grus was seen as The Fish's Tail. It would be Introduced as its own constellation later on in the late 1500's AD by Dutch-Flemish Astronomer Petrus Plancius who made it so by the observations of both Dutch Navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman.
Pyxis, also known as Pyxis Nautica and Mariner's Compass, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Hydra, Vela, Puppis and Antlia. Pyxis has 3 main stars and 3 of its stars has planets. The three main stars Alpha Pyxidis, Beta Pyxidis and Gamma Pyxidis. Pyxis was discovered by French Astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in the 1752, who called it la Boussole or The Marine Compass.
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Stars within Pyxis are: Alpha Pyxidis, Beta Pyxidis, Gamma Pyxidis, Theta Pyxidis, Delta Pyxidis, Kappa Pyxidis, Epsilon Pyxidis, Eta Pyxidis, Lambda Pyxidis, Zeta Pyxidis, Gliese 317, HD 73267, HD 73256, Gliese 318, HR 3384, TY Pyxidis, RZ Pyxidis, AK Pyxidis, UZ Pyxidis, VY Pyxidis, XX Pyxidis, HD 73752, HD 77338, R Pyx, HD 71801, Gliese 317 c, WX Pyxidis, W Pyx, V596 Puppis, HD 72688, U Pyx, X Pyx, Omicron Puppis, Y Pyx, S Pyx and Z Pyx.
Pictor, also known as Painter, Equuleus Pictoris and The Painter's Easel, is a constellation in the night sky which borders Carina, Puppis, Volans, Dorado, Caelum and Columba. Pictor has 3 main stars and 6 of its stars has planets. Pictor lies in between Large Magellanic Cloud and the star Canopus.
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Stars inside of Pictor are Alpha Pictoris, Kapteyn's Star, Beta Pictoris, AB Pictoris, HD 41004, EBLM J0555-57, PSR J0437-4715, WISE 0647-6232, TV Pictoris, Theta Pictoris and AE Pictoris.
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Pictor was found in 1756 by French Astronomer Abbe' Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille who named it le Chevalet et la Palette or The Easel and Palette.
Serpens, also known as The Snake and The Serpent, is a constellation in the night sky that splits into two constellations, Serpens Caput (Serpent Head) and Serpens Cauda (Serpent Tail). Serpens Caput borders Corona Borealis, Boötes, Virgo, Libra, Ophiuchus and Hercules. Serpens Cauda borders Aquila, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius and Scutum. Serpens has 11 main stars and 15 of its stars have planets. The brightest star in Serpens is Unukalhai.
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Stars inside Serpens are Unukalhai (Alpha Serpentis), Theta Serpentis, Gamma Serpentis, Xi Serpentis, Beta Serpentis, Epsilon Serpentis, Mu Serpentis, Gliese 710, Delta Serpentis, COROT-11, Eta Serpentis, Lambda Serpentis and Psi Serpentis.
Story of Serpens
In The Classical World, Serpens was seen as The Snake grasped by The Healer Asclepius. Asclepius, in legend, killed The Snake but another snake brought Aloha back to The Snake using a revival herb. In The Classical World, this revival is seen as a snake peeling its skin and rebirth occurring.
Octans, also known as The Eighth part of a circle, is a constellation in the night sky bordering Tucana, Hydrus, Apus, Indus, Chamaeleon, Pavo, Apus and Mensa. Octans has 3 main stars and 3 of its stars has planets.
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Stars with Octans are: Alpha Octantis, Sigma Octantis, Delta Octantis, Theta Octanis, Nu Octantis, Beta Octantis, Chi Octanis, Epsilon Octantis, Upsilon Octantis, HD 142022, Psi Octantis, Tau Octantis, Zeta Octantis, Rho Octantis, Ksi Octantis, Kappa Octantis, Phi Octantis, Gliese 877, Eta Octantis, Iota Octantis and Omega Octantis.
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Octans was found in 1752 at The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa by French Astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.
The Annunaki, a term that has captured the imagination of conspiracy theorists, alternative historians, and ancient alien enthusiasts, lies at the heart of a perplexing enigma. This purported extraterrestrial civilization, often depicted as god-like beings in Sumerian mythology, has been the subject of speculation and debate for decades. Are the Annunaki mere products of ancient imagination, or could they be traces of a hidden reality that once influenced human civilization?
Ancient Origins and Sumerian Connection:
The roots of the Annunaki legend are found in the ancient Sumerian civilization, which thrived in the region of modern-day Iraq around 4500 to 1900 BCE. The Sumerians left behind an intricate web of clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script, detailing their myths, religious beliefs, and societal practices. Among these writings, the most renowned source for the Annunaki narrative is the "Epic of Gilgamesh," which contains references to gods descending from the heavens.
The term "Annunaki" itself translates to "those who from the heavens came down" in Sumerian. These beings were depicted as powerful and advanced entities who held dominion over humanity and played a pivotal role in shaping civilization. In Sumerian myth, the Annunaki were often portrayed as having a hand in the creation of mankind, bestowing knowledge upon humans, and even intervening in human affairs.
Myth or Reality:
Skepticism abounds regarding the existence of the Annunaki, primarily because the evidence for their existence relies heavily on ancient texts that could be interpreted in various ways. Critics argue that the depictions of the Annunaki are merely symbolic representations of natural forces, celestial bodies, or spiritual concepts. They suggest that the idea of extraterrestrial visitors is a modern interpretation imposed on ancient narratives.
However, proponents of the Annunaki theory point to several intriguing aspects that raise questions. One argument is that the precision and complexity of Sumerian astronomical knowledge, recorded long before the advent of modern telescopes, could indicate outside influence. Moreover, the intricate descriptions of technology, such as the "mythical" abzu (a term often translated as "water of wisdom"), have been interpreted by some as references to advanced knowledge brought by extraterrestrial beings.
Modern Interpretations and Conspiracy Theories:
In recent decades, the concept of the Annunaki has been embraced by various conspiracy theories and alternative historical narratives. Some theorists propose that the Annunaki were an actual ancient alien civilization that genetically engineered or manipulated humans to serve their purposes. These theories often weave in notions of ancient technology, lost civilizations, and hidden knowledge.
One of the most controversial proponents of the Annunaki theory is Zecharia Sitchin, who suggested that the Annunaki were a race of space-faring beings from the planet Nibiru (a hypothetical planet on a long elliptical orbit around the Sun). Sitchin's ideas have been met with both fervent support and harsh criticism, with skeptics pointing out alleged mistranslations of Sumerian texts and scientific inconsistencies.
Unraveling the Enigma:
The Annunaki phenomenon exists at the crossroads of mythology, ancient history, and speculative fiction. While there is no conclusive evidence to definitively prove or disprove the existence of the Annunaki, their legacy remains an enduring enigma that continues to captivate the human imagination.
Whether the Annunaki were divine entities, ancient astronauts, or symbolic representations of cosmic forces, their influence on the evolution of human thought and culture cannot be denied. They serve as a reminder of the human fascination with the unknown and the enduring quest to uncover the secrets of our past.
In the end, the story of the Annunaki invites us to explore the boundaries between fact and fiction, between history and myth. As we delve into the mysteries of ancient civilizations, we are reminded that the past is often a tapestry woven from threads of truth and imagination, waiting to be deciphered by curious minds.
Crux, also known as Crucifix, Cross and Southern Cross, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Centaurus and Musca. Crux has four main stars and 2 of its stars has planets. The brightest star is Crux is Acrux.
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The stars of Crux are, Acrux (Alpha Crucis), Mimosa (Beta Crucis), Gacrux (Gamma Crucis), Imai (Delta Crucis), Ginan (Epsilon Crucis), Mu Crucis, Zeta Crucis, Eta Crucis and Lambda Crucis.
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Crux was known as far back as The Classical World and even Ancient Britannia. The Constellation was visible in The British Isles as far back as The 4000 BC. In The Roman World, Roman Astronomer Ptolemy describe Crux as a Asterism inside The Centaurus Constellation. Dante may hath mention Crux in the 14th Century in a Literary Masterpiece, The Divine Comedy. Crux is on many flags across The World including Victoria, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil Eureka and Papa New Guinea.
Lupus, also known as Wolf, is a constellation that borders Hydra, Norma, Scorpius, Circinus, Libra and Centaurus. Lupus has 9 main stars and 5 stars have planets.
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Lupus's stars are: Alpha Lupi, Beta Lupi, Gamma Lupi, Epsilon Lupi, Delta Lupi, Zeta Lupi, Eta Lupi, Iota Lupi, Rho Lupi, Pi Lupi, Chi Lupi, Lambda Lupi, Theta Lupi, Mu Lupi and Omicron Lupi.
Story of Lupus
Lupus is Latin for Wolf. Lupus is one of the constellations listed in the list of 48 Constellations listed by Roman Astronomer Ptolemy in The 100's AD. In The Ancient World, Lupus was seen as an asterism inside of Centaurus Constellation. It was believed that Lupus was an animal either killed or about to be killed by Centaurus or on command by Centaurus.
Triangulum, also known as Triangle, is a constellation that borders Aries, Andromeda, Pisces and Perseus. Triangulum has 3 main stars with 3 stars having planets in their orbits.
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Stars inside of Triangulum Constellation are: Alpha Trianguli, Beta Trianguli, Gamma Trianguli, Delta Trianguli, Iota Trianguli, Epsilon Trianguli, M33 X-7.
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