Asterism

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  • Constellations In The Odyssey

    As we gaze up to the sky at night, we see the stars shining brightly above us. Constellations may come and go, but the light that shines along with our beloved moon, they will never fail to twinkle. The constellations known to man today may mostly be the Big Dipper, Ursa Major and Minor, Canis Majoris and the Little Dipper. Yet, there are constellations with a beautiful and sometimes, a tragic story to tell. Everyone knows what happens to him or her but, what about the other Greek or Roman people that have been put up to the sky to be praised and honoured for their bravery or deed. What about Orpheus? His, lyre? The instrument that he had played tunes with so beautifully. Lyra is the constellation in the shape of an eagle, bearing a lyre on its claws, raised high, up into the beautiful night sky. This constellation bears one of brightest stars in the galaxy. That star is called as Vega. It's like the main star of that constellation. The myth of Orpheus isn't very popular or known by everyone in this world. Unlike the myths about the gods of Olympus like Zeus, Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Hades, Poseidon, Ares, Apollo, and more, this one is a little more hidden and kept. The story of the lyre of Orpheus starts like this: Orpheus and Euridice are very much in love with one another. They love each other to the ends of the earth, to the moon and back, and love as big as the universe. Yet, on one fateful day, Euridice was threatened to be attacked and she, of course, ran for dear…

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  • Northern Lights Research Paper

    30 seconds. I chose these particular settings because there was a bright waxing gibbous moon. Much of the aurora was drowned out by the moonlight, but as the image shows, the windmill and rural landscape was illuminated by the moonlight. Another display occurred on the evening of September 1, 2016 which generated intense purple colors with blotches of green-yellow pillars and curtains. My first aurorae sighting and image was captured on October 29, 2003 in St. Jacob, Illinois. A large solar…

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  • Messier 81 Research Paper

    generally not observable to the unaided eye, although highly experienced amateur astronomers may be able to see. Messier 81 under exceptional observing conditions with a very dark sky. Telescopes with apertures of 8 inches (20 cm) or larger are needed to distinguish structures in the galaxy. Its far northern declination makes it generally visible for observers in the northern hemisphere. It is not visible to most observers in the southern hemisphere, except those in a narrow latitude range…

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