Category: Astronomy

Constellations

A constellation is “a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Modern astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries”. Check these Ctruth article for more: The Constellation… Continue Reading “Constellations”

The Constellation Families of Menzel

Menzel outline 8 constellation families. The number of constellations in each family is designated by the number in parenthesis that follows the family name. The family names are: 1 – Ursa Major Family (10) 2 – Zodiac Family (12) 3 – Perseus Family (9)… Continue Reading “The Constellation Families of Menzel”

The 48 Constellations of Ptolemy

Ptolemy lists 48 constellations and they are: 1 – Andromeda 2 – Aquarius 3 – Aquila 4 – Ara 5 – Argo Navis 6 – Aries 7 – Auriga 8 – Boötes 9 – Cancer 10 – Canis Major 11 – Canis Minor 12… Continue Reading “The 48 Constellations of Ptolemy”

The 88 Constellations of the IAU

The International Astronomical Union designated 88 constellations in the 20th century. Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882-1955) designated the boundaries so that each part of the sky belongs to a constellation. The 88 constellations depict 42 animals, 29 inanimate objects and 17 humans or mythological characters.… Continue Reading “The 88 Constellations of the IAU”

Useful Astronomy Links

The internet is full of links that contain useful information. Here is ChronologyTruth’s collection of links that pertain to astronomy. This list is not a reflection of every link that ChronologyTruth has reviewed. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy… Continue Reading “Useful Astronomy Links”

Branches of Astrophysics

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Branches of Astronomy

This article contains a list of the main branches of astronomy. Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. [1] ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ The main branches of astronomy are: 1 – Astrobiology – “is the branch of science that deals… Continue Reading “Branches of Astronomy”

Fundamentals of Solar and Lunar Eclipses

An eclipse occurs when a celestial body passes into the shadow of a different celestial body. The earth, its sun, and its moon created two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the earth and the sun.… Continue Reading “Fundamentals of Solar and Lunar Eclipses”

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